Originally Posted by Peter1
Timpoblete, you're sort of the EG guru here...what do you make of the move to a mainstream retailer?
I'm going to sound like a grumpy old grouch but I hate when "my" brands/music/restaurants/etc. move to a bigger stage, so to speak. I can't think of a single one that improved by going bigger.
My views are pretty much in line with Shoreman's: they've been at Bloomie's and Barney's for a while, online at Barney's and Yoox for a while too, so they've been on a bigger stage. It's cool that they offered some of the quirkier pieces so that some of the folks that haven't paid much attention to the Nepenthes/Needles/S2W8 side of things get a taste. I'm not too familiar with P&B, but I'm assuming it's kind of like Gilt in that they're only selling the stock they have and once they sell out it's done? If so, it's kind of like a pop up shop.