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post #16 of 19
i think that with retail in general having a huge turnover rate, pretty well any retail clerk doesn't care a whole lot given it's often just a 'temporary' job to them

this is just a generalization but likely isn't too far off, especially with large retailers who don't train their staff in anything much these days

it's really just the small niche retailers that are run by people with a passion for what they sell that have outstanding knowledge and actually care about the product and its construction etc.
post #17 of 19
On a flip side, think of others' ignorance as a blessing for your wallet. I cannot count how many times I have gotten extreme bargains in places like YOOX, Barneys warehouse, consignment stores, etc. Of course, I feel special going to a niche store, because the store owner and I have affinity in terms of aesthetics and such, but my wallet feels much better scoring something amazing to my eyes that to others looks like nothing special. That's where brands can have a reverse effect - an obscure brand will attract less people. Another thing about YOOX is its poor presentation, as LA Guy noted. This is where seeing an identical piece in the past, or knowing that a certain brand doesn't make crap (no matter how bad it looks on YOOX pictures, and we all know they are masters at that) comes in handy. It would be interesting to see how much money they lose a year through bad presentation. YOOX also strikes me as Italy oriented (that's probably where 90% of their merch. comes from) - for example they treat Dirk Bikkimbergs' merchandise (who is incredibly popular in Italy) like gold, it's last to go on sale, etc. - while no one in North America could give a crap about him. On the other hand, I've seen certain clothes produced in Italy dirt cheap even before it goes on sale at YOOX.
post #18 of 19
faust when will the site be back?
post #19 of 19
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faust when will the site be back?
Hey. I took it back this morning. It was a week of bloodshed, but I now have the site intact at a new web host. Thank you for asking.
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