I guess certain stores such as liberty in London are going to have walk up customers who will pay full retail, without the ‘knowledge’ that most on here have, that u can shop around and get cheaper. I spoke to a mate whos shop stopped stocking it, he said it just wasn’t shifting outside of sales, so they dropped it, simple as. I think next year will have a lot of shops dropping it, but its still a marquee brand with kudos attached to stocking, whether that will be so once the heritage fad passes I doubt.
London has a lot of young and very rich people arabs, bankers, footballers etc. who don't give a **** about what things cost and like thing more, the more expensive they get. Like I wrote earlier it seems that Present London are doing well and their stock turns over fairly quickly, but they are right next to Soho House and The City, so they have the clientele.
I saw two arab guys buy a gold Vertu each at Harrods once (after the first gen iPhone had come out), like it was nothing.
That is the dumbest way of doing business I have ever heard, why would anyone pay full retail for something all other retailers have sold at 50% off?