Apt Number 9 is closing
No sale announcement yet, but keep you eyes out. There's blood in the water.
It's possibly a regional resale price regulation that all the big retailers, and more and more of the smaller retailers, are following, in order to avoid having their accounts cut off. And no, it's not considered, generally, cartel pricing/price fixing.
I like the TBS guys, but c'mon, they are hardly the "follow the rules" guys. I mean, I sorta love that - the telling off RRL publicly, etc...
They are a lucky bunch of old skaters kids (you should have seen them at Pitti in like 2011, 2012, or so, who started on the internet early, got a cult following, got some amazing account nearly by mistake, and capitalized on that. I don't think that rule following is really in their DNA.