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post #106 of 112
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Stop flaming him, he is absolutely right. Mr porter does many things right, but they are way expansive.
I hope you sent back the sweaters and bought them off the other website : it's the only sensible to do. Let them SUCK IT UP. They don't want to be competitive, it's their loss. In my opinion they try to compete with "fancy" stores (think Saks, barney's) but they don't realize that it is Luisaviaroma which is the king of upper scale e-retailling, and for good reasons. It's a different shopping experience.
They will never compete with brick and mortar stores, no matter how hard they try : you can't try things on, you cannot touch the material... In the end, the strength of online shopping revolve around prices and availability (sizes etc...)
Mr porter has no interest in that, they want to be luxurious and exclusive. Have a laugh and let them to their business model. Who cares about editorial content when you can have a better deal ? Use their website for measurements, ideas and details and buy somewhere else.
... Maybe they think they can become the next J.Crew crackup[1].gif

 

Luisaviaroma also ups their prices and their brand profile is a lot less versatile than Mr. Porter.

post #107 of 112
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Originally Posted by Vates View Post

Stop flaming him, he is absolutely right. Mr porter does many things right, but they are way expansive.
Nobody is arguing with that, although most of their high-end stuff is not really any more expensive than it would be at any other place charging full retail. He if within his rights to return everything and buy them somewhere else if he wants, but I also don't see any reason Mr Porter should be obliged to price-match.
post #108 of 112
I was just supporting him a little bit.
Besides, the margins on clothing are so obscene that it's perfectly fine to fell wronged.
In what universe is a suit or even a t-shirt supposed to be sold for 20 times what it's worth ?... fight[1].gif
post #109 of 112
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Originally Posted by Vates View Post

I was just supporting him a little bit.
Besides, the margins on clothing are so obscene that it's perfectly fine to fell wronged.

 

That is not true across the board. Maybe on T-shirts that retail for $500 when you could buy something similar in Wal-Mart for $5 but not everything...

post #110 of 112
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In what universe is a suit or even a t-shirt supposed to be sold for 20 times what it's worth ?... fight[1].gif
And who decides what it's worth? If people are willing to pay that much, then surely it is worth that much to someone. Why would they not sell it for as much as they can get? They are a business after all. And wtf is "supposed to be sold for" even meant to mean? Why would anything be 'supposed' to be sold for any amount? Are you implying there is some deity looking down on Mr Porter and frowning because they're not doing things how they're "supposed" to?
post #111 of 112

Mr. Porter is great at many things and just like Barney's, you only have to walk in the door if you choose to, and you should be able to tell what you are going to get from a hundred miles away.

post #112 of 112
enjoyed 50% off with this George Cleverley loafer, however, I still find it is more expensive to purchase from Australian than if I put the address as USA, and Mr Porter doesn't seem to take the full 20% VAT off.

Even though no mentioning of shoe trees in the description, it is included, like other GC rtw.



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