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Irregardless,
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(A Harris @ Dec. 02 2004,19:31) Irregardless,
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Interesting comment, Stu. I am familiar with loss leaders in retail foods (sugar and milk), but had never thought that there might be loss leaders in retail fashion. Can you think of some loss leader examples in that you have seen in men's retail?
When I used to make all of Alexander Julian's shirts, they would come in with a special project once annually. That project involved: How could we make a shirt which would look like one of their regular shirts, but in a cheaper fabric and with a much cheaper CMT cost. Without getting boring, let's just say that there are ways to do this. These shirts, which looked normal in every respect but cost them about 40% of their usual, had three destinations: 1] The annual AJ sample sale 2] The AJ outlet store in Conway, NH 3] Nordstroms FWIW.....
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Some loss leaders (as I understand the concept anyway) are just a cheap product to get people to come in the store and once there, hopefully buy other things the store will make profit on, and some are a cheap product to get people to come in and then notice the "upgrades" sitting right next to the nearly empty (ever noticed that?) shelf where the cheap one sits. I see this at Fry's all the time. I actually wondered whether they purposely understock the cheap item, at least on the floor, and allow the loss leader's display to get messy, so the nearby "upgrade" items look more attractive. That's what I'd do, anyway..  
Bait and switch.
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Interesting comment, Stu. I am familiar with loss leaders in retail foods (sugar and milk), but had never thought that there might be loss leaders in retail fashion. Can you think of some loss leader examples in that you have seen in men's retail?
When I used to make all of Alexander Julian's shirts, they would come in with a special project once annually. That project involved: How could we make a shirt which would look like one of their regular shirts, but in a cheaper fabric and with a much cheaper CMT cost. Without getting boring, let's just say that there are ways to do this. These shirts, which looked normal in every respect but cost them about 40% of their usual, had three destinations: 1] The annual AJ sample sale 2] The AJ outlet store in Conway, NH 3] Nordstroms FWIW.....
Very interesting post Alex. It may change some of my buying habits, as there are some items where I want top quality and am willing to pay for it ("top quality" being relative of course ).
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Could that be what is happening with the Zegna "Z" shirt, manufactured in Turkey for $100 less than Ermenegildo Zegna shirts made in Spain? They sit in Nordstrom alongside Ike Behar, Ted Baker, [?] Graham, [?] Talbott...
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