Originally Posted by akatsuki
It isn't that big of a deal, I just don't shop at Mr Porter because of it.
I agree. I shop there substantially less as a result of the fact that I am not a "founding member" and I have actually complained to their customer service about this. It's a new business. They're competing for new clients. They shouldn't start out by isolating a ton of potential clients by locking them out of anything. I had the opportunity to sign up to be a founding member for Mr. Porter when it was starting out. I didn't because I didn't want to be inundated with their e-mails because I didn't know if I would like their buys or their biz. Turns out, I do. However, I also spend way less at Porter than I do places like Barney's, Bloomingdale's, Saks, NM, etc. because I can often get the same stuff for less and it's generally less picked over. Ultimately, my complaint doesn't really matter too much because Porter is clearly selling stuff out before it even hits final sale, which would indicate that they are succeeding. Online men's shopping is one of the fastest growing sectors and Porter is definitely capitalizing on it and they seem to be doing much better than soon to be defunct Park & Bond and already shuttered Clad Men. But why isolate people just because they weren't the first to offer up their e-mail address? That's the ultimate problem.
Sorry, let me get this thread back on topic: ZOMG CUSTOMS! Why isn't all shipping free? Isn't UPS an affiliate of UNICEF? TBS CODEZ PLZ!