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Here's to hoping Luxeswap moves into manhattan and takes over the scene. 

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Not to make this thread about INA, but just so you know you're not alone, my experiences with them have always been very similar to yours. Would much rather part with my money at Luxeswap.

Ive been in there only once. I haven't been spoken down to or demeaned, but I could sense the snottiness. On the island here, theres tons of womens small consignment shops, which I dont even count as being in the realm of competition, but lots of people come in and tell me horror stories about them. Its all kind of like free information on how to better my business, so by all means, keep letting me know what everyone else is doing wrong so I can do it right smile.gif
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Went into INA in NYC today, locals might know it. They had a redic fur lined rlpl overcoat up in front.

I asked if I could try it on, the guy said "do you have 4,800 to buy it?"

I said not really,

He said I couldn't try it on.

Having reached my shaming quota for the day, I left.

Wished I were in luxe swap.

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Cool, I love doing business with small stores with friendly personnel. Makes all the difference in the world.

Any updates on Yellow Hook flash sale?

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Not to make this thread about INA, but just so you know you're not alone, my experiences with them have always been very similar to yours. Would much rather part with my money at Luxeswap.


I've had this same experience at a number of consignment stores; it probably happens to me more often in consignment stores than retail stores. It's funny that it has been mentioned, because I sent this in a PM during a conversation with @SpooPoker a couple of weeks ago:
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One piece of (completely unnecessary) advice: make your staff approachable. I can't tell you how many lux consignment stores I've been inside where the staff thinks they're surrounded by priceless artifacts rather than used clothes. It's as if they all read the same book that said making your store intimidating to customers creates buzz. That may work for LV at the Kuala Lumpur airport, but not in whereverthefuck.

Having said that, I've had nothing but positive experiences with Luxeswap/@SpooPoker. Matthew has always been helpful, informative and punctual with responses. These are some of the many reasons I'm both a consigner and customer.
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some tie highlights about 48 hours away from dropping...


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Those buggers at the border ripped apart your package again Spoo lol thankfully they neatly packed it back but not before they bent me over in duties/taxes lol damn made in Italy cost me an extra $100 :( 

 

I need you to add like one piece of stitching and made in USA tags haha just kidding </3

 

Anyways, got a long list of things saved for this weekend. How about that Prada Shearling? Would you say it's more of a fall or a true winter coat? On the fence about paying up for it

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Those buggers at the border ripped apart your package again Spoo lol thankfully they neatly packed it back but not before they bent me over in duties/taxes lol damn made in Italy cost me an extra $100 frown.gif 

I need you to add like one piece of stitching and made in USA tags haha just kidding </3

Anyways, got a long list of things saved for this weekend. How about that Prada Shearling? Would you say it's more of a fall or a true winter coat? On the fence about paying up for it

Aw damn man, im sorry! Take a few weeks off of buying and save for a plane ticket to come here and kop in person? biggrin.gif

Prada shearling is heavyweight. Winter, not fall. Its got spots, as im sure you saw, but a dope piece nonetheless and it probably can be cleaned up.
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Those buggers at the border ripped apart your package again Spoo lol thankfully they neatly packed it back but not before they bent me over in duties/taxes lol damn made in Italy cost me an extra $100 frown.gif 

I need you to add like one piece of stitching and made in USA tags haha just kidding </3

Anyways, got a long list of things saved for this weekend. How about that Prada Shearling? Would you say it's more of a fall or a true winter coat? On the fence about paying up for it

Perhaps there is a way to bill secondary clothing goods as recycled. I think the spirit of duties are meant for new luxury goods.
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I guess consignment shops are still operating in the retail mindset of 2010. Snootiness is out as a marketing technique, and well, they're late to the party.
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I guess consignment shops are still operating in the retail mindset of 2010. Snootiness is out as a marketing technique, and well, they're late to the party.
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There's a place called The Closet on Newbury St. in Boston that has that snobby mindset as well. I remember asking them if they were taking new consignors and got a certain look and response with some attitude. Very behind on the times - they were willing to not take desirable stuff from someone in a common size (40R) in favor of stocking Kiton jackets from the 1990s in sizes like 52L and 44S

To each their own ...
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There's a place called The Closet on Newbury St. in Boston that has that snobby mindset as well. I remember asking them if they were taking new consignors and got a certain look and response with some attitude. Very behind on the times - they were willing to not take desirable stuff from someone in a common size (40R) in favor of stocking Kiton jackets from the 1990s in sizes like 52L and 44S

To each their own ...

Ive been there. They were total dicks to me. I bought a cashmere Hermes shawl from them to flip - they had it at $250. I was coming back from Nantucket and stopped in and looked super scruffy. They gave me such shit about it and reiterated that it was TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. I paid them and told them I planned to sell it for $750, and thanks on the way out (I did).
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https://youtu.be/Nu3x5SZrMHo?t=54s

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Perhaps there is a way to bill secondary clothing goods as recycled. I think the spirit of duties are meant for new luxury goods.
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I would say 6/10 times I get it without anything owing. 3/10 times just taxes and this time taxes and duties. Fortunately/ Unfortunately lol the Boglioli and gloves I won were NWT.

 

Also to anyone on the fence about the Chester Jefferies gloves they are very nice. I have small hands and the 7.5 fit perfect although I'd probably go with an 8 because I like a little extra space in the gloves so that's what I'll keep an eye out for in the brown if they come up again. 

 

Thanks for the info on the Prada, one final question: is it close to fitting you?

 

Spoo eventually (I'm hoping next year) I am going to take you up on that offer and come visit. I'll even bring you some fresh maple syrup from Canada eh haha

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I would say 6/10 times I get it without anything owing. 3/10 times just taxes and this time taxes and duties. Fortunately/ Unfortunately lol the Boglioli and gloves I won were NWT.

Also to anyone on the fence about the Chester Jefferies gloves they are very nice. I have small hands and the 7.5 fit perfect although I'd probably go with an 8 because I like a little extra space in the gloves so that's what I'll keep an eye out for in the brown if they come up again. 

Thanks for the info on the Prada, one final question: is it close to fitting you?

Spoo eventually (I'm hoping next year) I am going to take you up on that offer and come visit. I'll even bring you some fresh maple syrup from Canada eh haha

Prada fits me very nicely over a sweater yes. Are you trying to sell it to me?

The gloves - that capeskin is extremely soft, theyre going to stretch a bit. On that note, the pairs that are up now are my very last, so dont sleep on them if you've been after a pair.
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this is a fun one to write smile.gif

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