Originally Posted by hangten
I'm interested in picking up a black label solid navy suit. I tried applying the giving code at checkout and it looks like it does not qualify. Do these typically go on sale during the private sale?
Sometimes, but very rarely, and usually only when there's a seasonal changeover in fabric weights.
By design, sales in the apparel business are usually about some combination of three basic objectives:
1) Clearance (of overstocked or low-velocity items, or seasonal holdover inventory that needs to move out).
2) Promotion (of new items, or of the brand to new customer bases).
3) Activation (of existing customers, i.e., an attempt to get them to spend more, or to bring dormant customers back into the fold).
RL, in particular, can be relied upon for type 1 and type 3 sales on a regular and predictable basis. It's not as big on type 2 sales, given that it's a very well established brand. Unfortunately, type 2 is the sort of sale where you'd be most likely to see legitimate, timeless staples sold at discount. But sometimes you'll find staples for sale in a seasonal sale.