Some bizarre commercial things happening at Flannels. Their Nigel Cabourn AW12 sale prices have gone up in price after their flash sale and they are recycling SS12 pieces back up to full price and calling them 'New Season' !!
Still no sign on line of the Edgar Evans smocks that were seen in the Manchester shop.
I went into The Manchester Flannels when the AW11 collection came out and wanted to do a deal buying two pieces at full price which I showed them was around 5% more expensive than other Nigel Cabourn retailers. The pieces would have totaled £1,200 but they wouldn't budge. The salesman even to went to ask the manager and came back saying "no sorry".
Needless to say that both pieces were left unsold until their sale when they sold for around 60% of there original price.
I appreciate their overheads with staff and beautiful shops in prime city centre locations is going to be far greater than many other other stockists but they don't engender loyalty to customers.