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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am interested in hearing from eBay bargain hunters the brands that in their opinion are consistently undervalued by the public, i.e., brands that one can pick up for a song.  My cursory search has revealed that one of these brands is Oxxford, which lacks the cachet of the Italian brands on the same level.  Any other suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 13
If a market is created for these brands the price will go up. No more bargains. Search for what you want (sports jacket, ninja outfit, whatever) and research what you find.
post #3 of 13
Oxxford, Belvest, Isaia, sometimes Brioni. Oxxford is seriously undervalued though.
post #4 of 13
Bergdorf house brand (which includes goods made by Cantarelli and Castangia), Luciano Barbera, and RLPL are relatively inexpensive compared to Brioni, Kiton and Borrelli. The weakness of the dollar is making Oxxford more attractive.
post #5 of 13
Here's my list -- nearly all are high-end stores, not brands/manufacturers: - Paul Stuart (NY/Chicago) - Sulka (formerly NY) - Barney's (NY) - Bergdorf Goodman (NY) - Chester Barrie - Colombo - Cifonelli - Charvet - Wilkes Bashford (Calif.) - Stanley Korshak (Texas) - Maus & Hoffman (Florida) - Bullock & Jones (Calif.) - St. Andrews - Belvest - Mitchell's/Richard's (Connecticut) - Trillion (Florida) - Louis Boston (Boston) - Davide Cenci (NY) - Saks (all over) - Abercrombie & Fitch (the original, NY pre-bankruptcy store-- must use a carefully worded search) - Oxxford (after seeing the new and used deals on EBay for Oxxford, I can't imagine buying at regular retail ever again.) - Edward Green shoes - Savile Row jackets and suits (bespoke) In general, the house label of high-end stores is pretty high quality.... Often, there's great stuff to be found by doing a search for vintage items. For example, doing a search for "Saks vintage" or "Bergdorf vintage" invariably turns up interesting items.
post #6 of 13
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If a market is created for these brands the price will go up.  No more bargains.   Search for what you want (sports jacket, ninja outfit, whatever) and research what you find.
if one of the older members said this i would be ok with it. you, on the other hand, joined less than a month ago (after it was all over the news) and now have an attitude.
post #7 of 13
I joined here after seeing it mentioned on AskAndy. I found AskAndy after looking for information on clothes and style on Google. The site may have been all over the news (it wasn't here in England) but that isn't how I found it. I was pointing out that if under valued brands are targeted, then the cost of those brands will go up. FWIW I don't have the money to buy the brands being discussed even on eBay; I'm not making sure there's supply for me. Also, my second point was to illustrate my thinking that a person should search for a type of clothing first and then use brand knowledge to determine potential quality. In a highstreet shop, I'd see something I like and find out the maker. I'd then find different prices on the same item and look for similar items and compare cost and quality. If that is having an attitude, so be it. If Ambulance Chaser was offended I'm happy to discuss the matter with him.
post #8 of 13
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...regardless of what the attached garment looks like or how it is made.
As a retailer of quality items that dont have brand name tags I find that true as well as pathetic. EDIT: Incidentaly that fact many times works to my advantage in the kids Boutique. (Hey, you win a few you lose a few )
post #9 of 13
Zegna, Chester Barrie, Belvest, some Oxxford. All can be had cheap.
post #10 of 13
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If Ambulance Chaser was offended I'm happy to discuss the matter with him.
I was not offended, just puzzled.  Your statement assumes that all eBay users have perfect information, an assumption that other posts in this thread indicate is clearly not true.
post #11 of 13
Ambulance (or should that be Chaser?), Are you talking about my first or second post?
post #12 of 13
I'd agree with A. Harris on Zegna being available cheaply on EBay. Particularly Zegna dress shirts and slacks. I'll add to that Lorenzini. Lorenzini shirts are really great, but can be found for much lower prices on EBay than Borrelli and T&A. I guess they're just not as well known/respected (though they sell for well over $200 at Neiman-Marcus, etc.).
post #13 of 13
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Kabert's list is excellent, as is the general suggestion to look for house brands of luxury stores. Reading this forum can alert you to who really makes what.  For instance, I bid on a "New Republic" sweater knowing that it was made by John Smedley.  If it had had a Smedley label, or if the seller had been able to advertise it as a Smedley, it would have fetched far more. Stay away from the most popular designer and luxury brands.  Everyone on ebay wants a Thomas Pink shirt nowadays, for example.  And many people want something with a Gucci or Prada label, regardless of what the attached garment looks like or how it is made.
another problem with the big labels like Prada and Gucci is that even if you did want something from them, there's always that niggling feeling that the item could be a knockoff. less likely to happen with labels that are not as well known. i tell you, shopping on eBay truly is an art form. i started up again recently after reading about it on the Forum. the sticky about eBay shoppers is a great place to start. -Jeff
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