To be honest, PHV, I think that they don't evaluate customers all that much these days, at least not by dress. Â I have seen people walk into the Neiman Marcus in both Tyson's Corner and in DC in sweatpants. Â My personal take had always been that anyone THAT casual is likely just browsing - even if they have the wherewithal to buy, they likely just popped in to have a look around on this occasion and may plan to come back later. Well, one day I was standing behind a sweats-clad gent (and these weren't designer sweats, either). Â I had my piddling purchases - I think a Turnbull tie and a Fray shirt that were on sale. Â This fellow was holding a pair of shorts and a couple of other things, so I figured we were both small-time sales shoppers. Â Peas in a pod. Â Then a salesman comes up with a rolling rack containing three or four suits, several shirts and an overcoat. Â The guy dropped more than $5,000 right in front of me, cool as could be. Now he may be a regular, but I am sure that if I worked in retail I would have fifty such stories to tell. Â And I would be sure to be polite to even the guy in sweats. Â And this guy was also no gym-chiseled Adonis, so there was no 'rich guy in disguise' giveaway that would have clued me in. One thing that they can judge on a bit more safely is age. Â Even when younger folks have the money, it usually comes with company from the credit-bearer. Â Your experience echoes that of ImageWIS at Louis Boston and other young posters. Basically, young folks are seen as not serious. As having time to kill. Â And, unfortunately for you, young guys come up to bat a lot less seldom than older guys in sweats. Â If you are a young guy who dresses casually and the attendant is not up on the no doubt resplendent streetwear you are sporting, they will REALLY think you're just curious. Lastly, I would wager that the service was not poor because the staff actively disrespected you and wanted you out. Â More likely is that they were lazy. They did a cost-benefit analysis and decide that you will be given only a little bit of attention. Â They don't do it because they think that you are unworthy of the goods, they do it because they are clockwatchers and don't care that much about the job or the comissions. One last note: I had a wonderful conversation with an LV person at the Saks in Cleveland one night when I was there on business. Â She helped me pick out the wallet that I would request as a Christmas gift. Â I took her name and card and offered to have my GF buy through her and have it shipped, as she took more than 20 minutes with me showing different models. Â She told me that it didn't matter, as she was paid a salary and not a comission. Not sure if it is the same in Canada, but that is certainly food for thought.