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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Giannis View Post

I used to be a Burberry fan, when it was not a fashion made in china brand, but now I wouldnt spend one forth of that for a Burberry. 

Sure they done that to survive. Look what happened to Aquascutum.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17744983
Luxury clothing retailer Aquascutum, best known for its trenchcoats, has gone into administration, putting about 250 jobs at risk.

Probably not enough money to be made from just raincoats any more.

BTW we love Burberry here.
Edited by MikeDT - 9/8/13 at 6:51pm
post #17 of 27
That coat is hot. I'd wear it for sure, basically it's a peacoat, which I love. Whether it's worth it only depends on your finances.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


Sure they done that to survive. Look what happened to Aquascutum.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17744983
Luxury clothing retailer Aquascutum, best known for its trenchcoats, has gone into administration, putting about 250 jobs at risk.

Probably not enough money to be made from just raincoats any more.

BTW we love Burberry here.

 

My problem is not with China, I would like a chinese brand to make its products in China, and a british brand to make its products in UK and so on. :D

 

A Burberry tshirt costs 4pounds to make, but sells for 150 pounds. I can not unterstand how this is a problem for them to keep their british workers and sell for 155pounds as for the example. 

 

My thinking is not only about Burberry.

 

As for Burberry my biggest let down was when they decided to leave their conservative nature and started being the fashion brand they are today. I just miss their old style. 

post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Giannis View Post
 

 

My problem is not with China, I would like a chinese brand to make its products in China, and a british brand to make its products in UK and so on. :D

 

A Burberry tshirt costs 4pounds to make, but sells for 150 pounds. I can not unterstand how this is a problem for them to keep their british workers and sell for 155pounds as for the example. 

 

My thinking is not only about Burberry.

 

As for Burberry my biggest let down was when they decided to leave their conservative nature and started being the fashion brand they are today. I just miss their old style. 

 

I miss it too. There is nothing that they now sell that I can think of as 'Burberry'.

 

Their shareholders are happy though, for now - the share price is four times what it was in 2006. It probably makes sense for them to make things in China, as that's increasingly where their market is too.

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post #21 of 27

I've just been looking at their website, in the hope that I might be mistaken, but assuming you live somewhere where it may be cold or is likely to rain, they seem to sell no outerwear at all that will keep you either warm or dry during the winter. It's a little disappointing, as the website makes more than a few references to the firm's heritage as a trench-coat maker, but I saw nothing at all that I would trust for a blustery March day in London, never mind winter in Chicago, New York or anywhere else.

post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Isbister View Post

I've just been looking at their website, in the hope that I might be mistaken, but assuming you live somewhere where it may be cold or is likely to rain, they seem to sell no outerwear at all that will keep you either warm or dry during the winter. It's a little disappointing, as the website makes more than a few references to the firm's heritage as a trench-coat maker, but I saw nothing at all that I would trust for a blustery March day in London, never mind winter in Chicago, New York or anywhere else.

It's not too disappointing to me, Burberry Group plc has done what they needed to do to survive and keep the shareholders and banks happy. They're all about fashion now, mainly in Asia, and other emerging markets. Need a raincoat or something to keep you warm, go to your local department store.
Edited by MikeDT - 9/13/13 at 4:16am
post #23 of 27

$2000 seems alot for what you are getting.

 

IMO you are paying up for the name as opposed to a quality product.

 

For the money in NYC you should be able to do better - heck at a Barney's sale you can much better deals.

 

Also for that money you can probably get some nice MTM stuff from smaller shops that will actually give you a quality product....

 

Here is an Ovadia wool trench on sale that I have and very much like.  Pretty darn good deal for $500.  I like in NYC and it does well until probably sub 20 degrees.

 

http://www.ikkon.com/sale/madison-double-breasted-trench-coat.html

post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


It's not too disappointing to me, Burberry Group plc has done what they needed to do to survive and keep the shareholders and banks happy. They're all about fashion now, mainly in Asia, and other emerging markets. Need a raincoat or something to keep you warm, go to your local department store.

 

That's what I resent - a quality product has been debased into a fashion item.

 

I don't mind the shareholders and banks being happy though - I just hope they enjoy it while it lasts.

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Find a nice vintage Burberry and the construction, styling, and cut will all be much nicer. You're paying for the name these days.

post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by books and tweed View Post

Find a nice vintage Burberry and the construction, styling, and cut will all be much nicer. You're paying for the name these days.
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