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Originally Posted by stylesmurf View Post

Where else is there to go besides Barney in this ridiculous town? Filenes got some decent stuff in once in a while and they went out of business. The Wrentham outlet never gets any RRL or RLBL/RLPL. Stel's always had some decent sales and some nice folks working there.

not sure if they still do but riccardi's used to have a fair selection of balmains and dh. never been inside stel's but maybe I'll stop by this weekend to see if there's anything worthwhile.
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

LA guy just shed a vegetable tanned tear.

I like Jon and Tina. I'll have to ask them what the deal was. You have to remember that when they opened, internet shopping (which they never really got), was nascent, and stores like Odin were just starting out. There was a hole in the Boston market for something between "street" stuff, and stuff at Louis or Alan Bilzerian. They also always had a terrible location, in a wierd part of Newbury Street. However, it's been more than half a decade, and both the digital and physical market has changed. It's a tough business, and these days, you have to be more than just someone with a decent eye and good customer service. You really have to differentiate, have a decent online strategy, really be one up on the competition in at least one aspect.
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Originally Posted by stylesmurf View Post

Where else is there to go besides Barney in this ridiculous town? Filenes got some decent stuff in once in a while and they went out of business. The Wrentham outlet never gets any RRL or RLBL/RLPL. Stel's always had some decent sales and some nice folks working there.

ON Newbury Street, there is Alan Bilzerian, which is tremendous, and Riccardi, which has its own Eurotrendy/trashy charm. Then there is the Boyleston Trading Company, which has stuff like SNS Herning, Master Piece,and LVC, and if you are into more "street" things, Bodega, which carries, among other things, Headporter, Yuketen, and White Mountaineering. There are a lot of tucked away stores with one or two things as well.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I like Jon and Tina. I'll have to ask them what the deal was. You have to remember that when they opened, internet shopping (which they never really got), was nascent, and stores like Odin were just starting out. There was a hole in the Boston market for something between "street" stuff, and stuff at Louis or Alan Bilzerian. They also always had a terrible location, in a wierd part of Newbury Street. However, it's been more than half a decade, and both the digital and physical market has changed. It's a tough business, and these days, you have to be more than just someone with a decent eye and good customer service. You really have to differentiate, have a decent online strategy, really be one up on the competition in at least one aspect.

I'm amazed a lot of the boutiques are still able to make a go of it unless they're offering in-house products. You have a vendor like Epaulet that stocks several brands, but relies on its in-house products to do the heavy lifting. With online shopping being second nature to a lot of people now, it just seems unfeasible that anyone can expect to do more than cling on for dear life when they're only offering stuff like APC and W+H.
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Fok is good at uncovering all the hidden spots.
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Originally Posted by Sean9 View Post

Never thought I would see people be upset about Stel's closing, there's never even anyone in there and all they sell is APCs and the most boring clothes of all time.  Probably 90% of the people who walk down those stairs chose to go into Condom World over it.  That said it was a store I actually walked into when walking down Newbury St which is more than I can say for most of them so I guess I'm sad too.

Holy fuck there's a place called condom world? Shit I'd probably go there over stel's too.
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

I'm amazed a lot of the boutiques are still able to make a go of it unless they're offering in-house products. You have a vendor like Epaulet that stocks several brands, but relies on its in-house products to do the heavy lifting. With online shopping being second nature to a lot of people now, it just seems unfeasible that anyone can expect to do more than cling on for dear life when they're only offering stuff like APC and W+H.

Agreed, small shops like Epaulet, W&G and Taylor Stitch seem to be a reasonable model if you have a cult following.
Small runs with interesting fabrics and flattering cuts to drive demand.
Epaulet also is doing really well and is a leader in that space.
I'm not sure how much product they are moving but it's obviously enough to justify pretty large runs & multiple physical locations.
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Agreed, small shops like Epaulet, W&G and Taylor Stitch seem to be a reasonable model if you have a cult following.
Small runs with interesting fabrics and flattering cuts to drive demand.
Epaulet also is doing really well and is a leader in that space.
I'm not sure how much product they are moving but it's obviously enough to justify pretty large runs & multiple physical locations.

Epaulet is just kind of that fuzzy, feel-good American Dream type of success story. Opened its doors right as the recession went into full swing, sold low-ticket odds and ends (e.g. ninja star magnets) just to keep sales moving, released some small-batch in-house shirting, and pretty much parlayed that into what you see today. It sounds hollow, but it really couldn't happen to a nicer guy than Mike. He's been extraordinarily gracious the two times I've met him and he remains humble despite his growing success. He's also expressed his relief that the in-house stuff occupies most of the shelf space, because there would be some really lean times if they were relying on sales of APC jeans to keep the business rolling.
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

I'm amazed a lot of the boutiques are still able to make a go of it unless they're offering in-house products. You have a vendor like Epaulet that stocks several brands, but relies on its in-house products to do the heavy lifting. With online shopping being second nature to a lot of people now, it just seems unfeasible that anyone can expect to do more than cling on for dear life when they're only offering stuff like APC and W+H.

What's crazy is that they were offering apc's back in 04 before the giant selvege boom. I always loved that store. Boston pretty much blows anyhow for copping.
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In celebration of Father's Day, Killspencer is offering a very rare 15% off all orders with coupon code FATHERS2012, expiring June 17th.

this is really nice

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anyone know if Barney's will have more cuts soon? Eyeing a patrik ervell jacket that's currently at 40% off haha. Hoping for more before I cop.
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Originally Posted by 89andy View Post

anyone know if Barney's will have more cuts soon? Eyeing a patrik ervell jacket that's currently at 40% off haha. Hoping for more before I cop.

Barney's at up to 60% right now. Just received the email this morning.
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Does any of the clothing get to 60%? I see a few shoes but I can't tell if any clothing got marked down further, at least none of the things I had on my list
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Anyone bought stuff from end clothing to Canada before and got taxed?
Thanks
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Any coupon codes for Context Clothing?

Thanks, gents.
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Barney's further drops - one pair of shoes I was eyeing sold out in my size ffffuuuu.gif

Called in and located 2 pairs in-store

Kopped with swiftness

Excellent
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Originally Posted by ts18 View Post

Anyone bought stuff from end clothing to Canada before and got taxed?
Thanks

their standard shipping is DHL so you will get taxed

if you ask for royal mail (for small items), you have a less chance of getting taxed
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