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post #43696 of 49450
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

Put it this way.  They are not going to lose you as a customer because of that.  They are going to lose you as an 85% off customer, who is virtually worthless to a retailer.  If they ever decide that they need to liquidate stock, you will still be there, since you are price motivated.  They would much rather cultivate the customers at full price or even at 30% discount, since those customers tend to be more loyal for a lower discount and better service.

 

I`m only an 85% percent customer when it comes to stocks that don`t sell, however as a customer of three years, I have bought numerous items at 30-50% which a have a high percentage of selling out like slp items. It's almost impossible to expect consumers to not be price oriented when there are so many e-retailors with extravagant sales and discount stores everywhere. The only way you get full price customers is if they are green in this market or have a higher income than most individuals. 

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Buying numerous items at 30-50% off? You're a sale client at best.
post #43698 of 49450
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Buying numerous items at 30-50% off? You're a sale client at best.

I`m definitely a sale client, I prefer two items for the price of one. In addition, being a university student doesn`t help either :) 

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Originally Posted by ViceofGucci View Post

 

I`m only an 85% percent customer when it comes to stocks that don`t sell, however as a customer of three years, I have bought numerous items at 30-50% which a have a high percentage of selling out like slp items. It's almost impossible to expect consumers to not be price oriented when there are so many e-retailors with extravagant sales and discount stores everywhere. The only way you get full price customers is if they are green in this market or have a higher income than most individuals. 

So, the entire internet is highly price driven.  It's silly to assume that ANYONE is green, since learning how to shop on the internet takes all of 10 minutes.  The "higher income than most individuals" is also not accurate.  It's a mixture of a "comfortable" price point mixed with traditional clientelling, but in new guises.  If you are an aspirational customer, you are, by necessity, a sales shopper, since that which you aspire to is beyond your means, broadly defined.  FI you are not an aspirational shopper, and the retail prices of the goods you want are within your comfort zone, you are much more likely to buy at or very cloe to retail.

 

The problem that a lot of designer boutiques is that the bulk of their customers are aspirational shoppers.  And it's really hard to turn a profit when you are moving a sizable amount of inventory below cost.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ViceofGucci View Post
 

I`m definitely a sale client, I prefer two items for the price of one. In addition, being a university student doesn`t help either :) 

Well, you are an aspirational shopper.

 

That's not a problem for you.  That IS a problem for retailers when a big chunk of their customers are, and they can't find a core of customers who buy at retail.

post #43701 of 49450
Hemsworth for the request, but has anybody seen any Diemme Firenzes in a size 12/45 under $300 or there abouts?
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I think part of the problem with all of these sales is there is just so much clothing out there it's become a big blur, especially at a retailer such as Ssense who carries a wide range of brands in different price ranges and style. Also, a lot of these brands are becoming bigger or are already there and are very easily accessible among a wide variety of online stores as well as brick and mortar. Take a brand like Acne, which has solid price points for the quality of garment (IMHO) but you can find the stuff everywhere and the buys, for the most part, are the same from retailer to retailer. So a customer's chances of getting that bomber jacket at a discount is much higher than say, only if Ssense carried it.

I would really like to see some of these retailers dial it back a bit and pick a lane. It's something I really commend a store like Mohawk General Store for doing. You always know what to expect from them and their buys but yet they always continue to try new brands and bring in new things but it's never over done. Retail stores, both brick and mortar and e-tailers are just having a hard time adjusting to the market as well as telling themselves they don't have to be the end-all-be-all, you-can-buy-everything-here retailer. There is a severe lack of focus and curation from a lot of these stores. But from what I can tell, there are more women's specific stores getting good at this with curating their buys, curating their clientele, and saying, "Hey, we're good at what we do and we are the only ones doing this, so, you know, shop with us."

There will always be sales-only customers but if there isn't as much stuff that's all the same out there and at every retailer, the customer will have no choice but to buy or potentially miss out.
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Dior and Hermes do a good job of brick and mortar considering none of their rtw is posted online. Maybe suppliers should produce fewer products or only supply to a specific number of e-retailors. E-shops are over saturated, so might as well take advantage of it while you can. One of the main negatives is that certain luxurious items are starting to be less luxurious or unique. This is  what is happening with the Louis Vuitton bags.

post #43704 of 49450
I can't seem to find it going through the thread, but didn't someone post an additional percentage off from the corner? There have been so many sales, maybe I'm losing it.
post #43705 of 49450
Ssense is doing fine.

They charged lower prices to all you US guys because the Canadian dollar is insanely low. Canadian sale wasn't nearly as good.
post #43706 of 49450

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/outlet

 

BETHEFIRST to access it.

post #43707 of 49450
Hunting and Collecting sale here. 40% off
post #43708 of 49450
any schneider on sale anywhere?
post #43709 of 49450

Neighbour 

Suspension point (but their stock largely picked through)

maas and stacks

notre

opening ceremony

 

all these retailers have sale on for schneider

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So where the unsold items from like Ssense are going to? They will put them on sale next time again?

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