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Originally Posted by cchen View Post

This attitude is what's destroying retail

I think that's what some guys are aiming for though:


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Originally Posted by MrPorterBot View Post

Lets not forget the joy of haggling down a price on higher budget items on the last few days a store is open, knowing they're desperate.
Had some nice deals these past few weeks with Epaulet and Burton shutting down
post #45452 of 51290
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This attitude is what's destroying retail

Sample sales are super specific to NYC. 

BUT anyone living in NYC and likes clothes is missing out not shopping the 100+ sample sales that are available each month

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Originally Posted by cchen View Post

This attitude is what's destroying retail

I'd have to agree. I'm not particularly beholden to the fashion industry or paying their ridiculous prices, and I am myself a bargain hunter. I am nonetheless fascinated by the frugal ideology of so many out there in this the age of Mr. Porter. Grailed is the concentration point for this new consumer.
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You're ignoring the fact it sat on the website for about that price for a year or two before it landed in this sale. (As far as I saw nothing from the current sale page was there, no idea what their criteria for moving an item into this sale was)

 

Yes its an awesome item and the only one that caught my eye enough to remember it specifically after I left, but it still had a FSR after being 60% on the webstore for what I'm assuming is a while.

 

What these sales usually look like in the city is "we've had these items for way to long in store/online, now they're priced to move fast". Personally thats not what I saw. And maybe some of these buyers would have even been happy to purchase before the private sale for 5% higher, but didn't know about the website.

 

If any items end up online then thats just more proof, the more aggressive sales get cleaned out on the first day (J.Press this week was cleaned out of most stuff within 2 hours)

 

Eh, NMWA's goal is not to provide deep discounts, it's to make money. They're leaving money on the table if they price things to be gone in the first 2 hours, when they have this planned for two days.

 

Not like Greg had a gun to your head to buy something. Or maybe he did, I was too busy looking at the cool shit rather than calculating what % off I was getting on each item.

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Originally Posted by chickenfark View Post
 

 

Eh, NMWA's goal is not to provide deep discounts, it's to make money. They're leaving money on the table if they price things to be gone in the first 2 hours, when they have this planned for two days.

 

Not like Greg had a gun to your head to buy something. Or maybe he did, I was too busy looking at the cool shit rather than calculating what % off I was getting on each item.

I'm just saying it was slightly false advertising. It was pushed as an "exclusive fire sale" and not "extra 10% off online prices"

If they would have said the latter from the beginning i'd never make my remarks

 

If a 10% Yoox code gets a cold response here people aren't as defensive

 

Maybe there won't be anything left after tomorrow, and all power to them, all they needed was that extra 10%

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You're basing your assessment on one anecdotal item (which is btw cheaper now than it was on final sale, especially given the included sales tax) but I have the spreadsheet and I can tell you that the discounts here are far deeper than anything we've ever done. Which is why people are grabbing those deals

You need to compare those prices to our prices, or similar quality items, not to mass market sample sales that still make money after they sell you that made in Bangladesh shirt for 80% off. 100% cashmere Calabrese ties with hand-rolled hems for $50? That's an okay deal in my book. Compare appropriately and beyond the anecdotal and you'll see that calling us false advertisers is not only an incorrect statement but also a bit of a dick comment.

Next time, please introduce yourself when you come to see us.
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Originally Posted by MrPorterBot View Post

I'm just saying it was slightly false advertising. It was pushed as an "exclusive fire sale" and not "extra 10% off online prices"
If they would have said the latter from the beginning i'd never make my remarks

If a 10% Yoox code gets a cold response here people aren't as defensive

Maybe there won't be anything left after tomorrow, and all power to them, all they needed was that extra 10%

Basically this. Everyone needs to stop whining, if you wanna give charity to your favorite store, feel free. But with some many shops with the same products, you'd be dumb not to be frugal, especially when all this shit is so expensive to begin with.

I was looking forward to the sale at first, "never before seen prices" and "priced to move" but porterbot is right, "slightly better than online prices" isn't enough to get me out of the house, sorry.
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You're basing your assessment on one anecdotal item (which is btw cheaper now than it was on final sale, especially given the included sales tax) but I have the spreadsheet and I can tell you that the discounts here are far deeper than anything we've ever done. Which is why people are grabbing those deals

You need to compare those prices to our prices, or similar quality items, not to mass market sample sales that still make money after they sell you that made in Bangladesh shirt for 80% off. 100% cashmere Calabrese ties with hand-rolled hems for $50? That's an okay deal in my book. Compare appropriately and beyond the anecdotal and you'll see that calling us false advertisers is not only an incorrect statement but also a bit of a dick comment.

Next time, please introduce yourself when you come to see us.

 

I appreciate your store and the companies you stock, but your view on NYC sample sales is far from reality. 

It may not be weekly but there are many of these sales that include the top Japanese/Italian/French companies. I myself purchased a Loro Piana Storm System Made In Italy 100% Cashmere down jacket for $350 down from $4000. At a "mass market sample sale" 2 months ago. And a few other SF guys did as well at the same sale


If you would check some out you would see for yourself

 

Just an edit: I totally understand THIS sale isn't a sample sale, I was replying about sample sales having subpar products. Where in reality it can vary between J.Crew to WANT Les Essentiels to Nepenthes to CDG having them

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Originally Posted by a1danl33 View Post

Banana Republic is having a good sale right now, especially their factory store. Go check them out! I invite everyone to come visit my blog, I just started and would love to have your support! http://www.inspiredgentleman.net/

lol
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Originally Posted by a1danl33 View Post
 

Banana Republic is having a good sale right now, especially their factory store. Go check them out! I invite everyone to come visit my blog, I just started and would love to have your support! http://www.inspiredgentleman.net/

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I thought the NMWA sale was fantastic. Some other sales may feature steeper discounts, but few sales have this concentration of excellent merchandise. I left with 3 bags full of stuff.
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Originally Posted by a1danl33 View Post
 

Banana Republic is having a good sale right now, especially their factory store. Go check them out! I invite everyone to come visit my blog, I just started and would love to have your support! http://www.inspiredgentleman.net/

 

 

Only a TRULY inspired gentleman shops at da banana.

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Quash the hate. Clothes is clothes.
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Originally Posted by a1danl33 View Post

Banana Republic is having a good sale right now, especially their factory store. Go check them out! I invite everyone to come visit my blog, I just started and would love to have your support! http://www.inspiredgentleman.net/

"Hello! My name is Aidan. I’m a young man who has spent a lot of time focusing and learning the correct ways to dress the best."
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Thread Starter 

I thnk that what we have here is a failure to communicate.  There is a very strong culture of thrift and frugality combined with a culture of hyper consumerism in the US which has led us to a breed of very aggressive sports shoppers.  For them, it's a game, and 60% is just the startng line.  I did this when I was younger, but frankly, don't have tme or space to do it anymore.  Lookng at the past few month's purchases, about 1/2 were at retail or a little below (20-30% off flash sales), and the rest were predominantly things I wanted anyway, but was priced out of at retail.

 

The concept, for sports shoppers, is very dfferent.  They are typcally not lookng for specfic things, and hoping for them to be at an acceptable price, but looking for the bargan, the thing itself beng attractive to them and at a reasonable prce being a necessary but not suffcient criterion for purchase.  The existence of ths culture is not, in and of itself, toxic to retail, but it can become so if it become the dominant form of customer.  

 

So, when a sports shopper says that a sale was "meh", it doesn't mean that it's a bad sale.  It means that the sale was not as excitng to that shopper.  That's not really something that can be argued against, nor is it worth an argument.  We just have to acknowledge that different customers are motivated differently.  

Personally, because I have a very strong connection to the physical goods I own, I won't even buy anything, even somethng I really like, from a store that is going out of busness.  It just seems like bad karma.  However, I'm not going to impose my idiosyncratic value on others.  I think that the issue here is that value judgements are being passed that simply do not need to be passed.

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