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I picked up some nonnative trainers.  At 30% off, they are now close to Japanese retail, but I really wanted them, it was my anniversary, so it was like "fuck it, gonna pull the trigger".  A lot of the brands suffer from a LOT of different sets of duties along with aggressive markups.  Still, their selection is pretty excellent.  If I had to choose one store from which to choose a wardrobe, it would very possibly be Haven. 

Yeah Haven's site is also really good. Not just for pure e-commerce reasons (measurements, pics, etc), but editorials. The nonnative bangles look nice in a wear-with-Visvim kinda way. I'm guessing still expensive relative to "authetic" Navajo and other jewelry. Pretty good pricing on DRKSHDW and other stuff too.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post


Yeah Haven's site is also really good. Not just for pure e-commerce reasons (measurements, pics, etc), but editorials. The nonnative bangles look nice in a wear-with-Visvim kinda way. I'm guessing still expensive relative to "authetic" Navajo and other jewelry. Pretty good pricing on DRKSHDW and other stuff too.

Like, a bazillion times more expensive, given what you are getting.  What companies like nonnative do are "curate" those pieces for you and present them nicely.  But you can go to reservations in AZ or some other states, or go online to some pretty ramshackle shopify store, and get the same or better for a lot less - about 1/3 of of the price, often, if that.  If you are really into that look, go to a place like this: http://www.indiantraders.com/store/Native-American-Jewelry.html, and you'll see comparable sterling stuff selling for as low as $150, and topping out at often under a grand for a ton of silver, turquoise, and workmanship.  The stuff from Japan has an interesting feel though, in that it's specifically NON-authentic.  It's a very Japanese take on a very American tradition, non unlike, say, how Snowpeak takes American and European mountainclimbing and outdoors pursuits, and spins it on its head.  Is it more functional?  Highly debatable to a hard "No".  Really cool and unique - a definitely yes.

post #46923 of 49353
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 At 30% off, they are now close to Japanese retail, but I really wanted them, it was my anniversary, so it was like "fuck it, gonna pull the trigger".  

I kind of love how you used your anniversary as a way to buy something for yourself.
post #46924 of 49353
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Originally Posted by MrPorterBot View Post

Last day to get that Louis w bomber no one wants

Looks like it sold out at last.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I kind of love how you used your anniversary as a way to buy something for yourself.

Perks of marriage.  My wife got jewelry and a fancy dinner.  I also ate the fancy dinner, but I mean, c'mon, let's be real, it was for her.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

My wife got jewelry and a fancy dinner.

"Happy anniversary honey, I bought you this Nonnative bangle from Haven."
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post


Yeah Haven's site is also really good. Not just for pure e-commerce reasons (measurements, pics, etc),

 

But on that front, OMG you can pick what labels you want to be included and *then* update the stuff that's displayed! GENIUS, why hasn't literally any other platform afaict done that?

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But on that front, OMG you can pick what labels you want to be included and *then* update the stuff that's displayed! GENIUS, why hasn't literally any other platform afaict done that?

Before we get all mastabatory about Haven, I should point out that it has one of the worst mobile responsive sites of all time.  It's heavy, clunky, and half the time, things don't work.  

 

The answer to your question is therefore: there is a price for everything.  You put tons of bells and whistles on your site, and the site is going to probably be a clusterfuck on mobile unless you have a very good tech team that has thought things out very well.  

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Before we get all mastabatory about Haven, I should point out that it has one of the worst mobile responsive sites of all time.  It's heavy, clunky, and half the time, things don't work.  

The answer to your question is therefore: there is a price for everything.  You put tons of bells and whistles on your site, and the site is going to probably be a clusterfuck on mobile unless you have a very good tech team that has thought things out very well.  
Haven has the worst customer service of all time. Like Le Rayon Frais style customer service. Spend lots of money, spend little, doesn't matter.
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To be fair, customer service is difficult especially during sales season, if they're unresponsive, get the tracking wrong, etc, it doesn't mean they're not trying or don't care about you.

 

The only time I've thought a store's online CS was worthy of being called bad was RSVP who refused to measure a pair of jeans, not because they didn't have access to the stock but they straight up just said they don't measure shit for anyone.

post #46931 of 49353
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Before we get all mastabatory about Haven, I should point out that it has one of the worst mobile responsive sites of all time.  It's heavy, clunky, and half the time, things don't work.  

The answer to your question is therefore: there is a price for everything.  You put tons of bells and whistles on your site, and the site is going to probably be a clusterfuck on mobile unless you have a very good tech team that has thought things out very well.  
Haven has the worst customer service of all time. Like Le Rayon Frais style customer service. Spend lots of money, spend little, doesn't matter.

Agreed, their mobile site sucks. What a mess

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post #46932 of 49353
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

To be fair, customer service is difficult especially during sales season, if they're unresponsive, get the tracking wrong, etc, it doesn't mean they're not trying or don't care about you.

 

The only time I've thought a store's online CS was worthy of being called bad was RSVP who refused to measure a pair of jeans, not because they didn't have access to the stock but they straight up just said they don't measure shit for anyone.


Wasn't really referencing their handling of sales season commotion. Also, given that "sales season" has become an almost year-round event, I don't think any retailer can really rest on that excuse. 

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Michel Brisson link is broken - should be www.michelbrisson.com (no "a" in Michel).
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www.michaelbrisson.com - sales up to 50% off


post #46934 of 49353
I don't know man I emailed haven and they were great.

Maybe bc i got celebrity status.
post #46935 of 49353
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Originally Posted by Hype1234 View Post


Haven has the worst customer service of all time. Like Le Rayon Frais style customer service. Spend lots of money, spend little, doesn't matter.


CS has been great for me except the silly time they shipped an item for pick up at the Toronto store from Toronto to Vancouver.

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