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I love both stores about equally. Asides from being swell guys all around, they're nice to have a conversation with. I really value that aspect when shopping at the smaller boutiques.
Uncle Otis' final discounts do tend to be better than Working Title, although not by much from my observations. I'm more inclined to wait for sales at this point in my life but as is the case in most boutiques, there is usually only one piece in a size Small for most SKUs and I know that by playing the waiting game, there's a decent chance that it will by gone by sale season. This is especially case during the Fall/Winter season, for obvious reasons. The pieces that I know will haunt my mind should I miss out on them are the ones I'll pay full price for, if the budget allows it.
The other detriment is that stores may not buy from that designer again if it only sells during sale season. I learned this the hard way with Stephan Schneider.
Most of Capsule's brands don't appeal to me, although I didn't know they carried Buddy until now. I mostly go to TNT to look at their Yohji/Junya/CdGH+ selection, as their Farfetch storefront doesn't show everything that is in-store.
Fair point. I've only purchased one thing from Uncle Otis, but I got it nearly 80% off, so I'm partial to them. They also have the closest proximity to other stores which is a plus.
I've been lucky since they seem to have kept the brands I'm interested in. Norse Project and W+H seem to always be there. TNT has that crazy wall of CDGPlay... interesting to look at, but it seems like it never gets sold.
If you're interested in Buddy, Sydney's on Queen has a few pairs on sale last I saw.