Thought it might be interesting to see where this goes. Feel free to discuss any other relevant topics.
Pretend you own a clothing store....
This is basically why I started the thread. I seem to spend a lot of time thinking about what I'd like to do if I owned a clothing store. I think it would be sweet to somehow have a cafe/clothing store hybrid to make the location more of a social experience. I'm not sure how it could be successfully executed though.
I doubt it will ever happen but it's fun to think about.
The road to bankruptcy is paved with fantasies. Stocking a store with the kind of stuff people on online forums drool over doesn't seem like a very sustainable business model to me, I'm guessing the average passerby isn't really interested in 99oz denim and 600 dollar sneaks. Well maybe if you sell online as well it might work.
But talking about fantasy shops, I'd rather have a small cafe or something. Make next level coffee and bake some pies or whatever. Ofcourse I'd also go bankrupt in a year, but selling clothing to people just sounds like a pain.
People trying on 20 different pairs of pants before leaving without buying anything. I'd rather just sell them a double shot of espresso.
also: huge changing rooms. ca. 12 °C room temperature, a piano with a pianist, a little corner with coffee and tea
brands: raf, jil, kva, dries, balenciaga, juun j, mmm
womens: jil, mmm, gareth pugh, balenciaga
alsoa few books/movies/music
Men: Ben Minkoff, Robert Geller, Rachel Comey (footwear only), Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, NikeGyakusou, Patrik Ervell, Siki Im, Zero+Maria, Common Projects
Women: Gary Graham, Reed Krakoff, Rachel Comey (whole collection), Zero+Maria, Phillip lim, Alexander Wang (well he brings money), Patrik Ervell, Jeffrey Campbell (money), Tory (uh huh), Pamela Love, Theyskens' Theory
Probably a few brands from overseas that I think would work in the area given the chance: Chronicles of Never, Carin Wester, Schneider, Dr. Martens (the cash flows), McQ (name recognition), Chris & Tibor, Nike Gyakusou, Raf Simons 1995, etc etc
I love candy so candy shop with a mini-book stand would be very interesting. Though the magazines I read don't use nearly any of the listed brands I would stock; 10 men, fantastic man, gentlwoman, elle collections UK, Industrie, Acne Paper. Running weekly workshops would be interesting and keep the store in the news.
The real factor is price and location. If I was in Baltimore it would be impossible to sell brands like Dries, Celine, McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez, Juun J, Missoni, Undercoverism, The Row, and Marni. My stocklist is also too long but I just felt like covering all bases and keeping too about 2-3 aesthetics max for the overall store.
Oh wait, I think I already did that...
the Dredgers Union.