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post #16 of 120
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Originally Posted by sjmin209 View Post
Sadly, I was just told that of the 7 things I ordered, none are actually in stock. I won't be wasting my time with bluebee any more.

Same here. Ordered some PRPS and I get an email the next day saying they don't really have it in stock.
post #17 of 120
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
They're not going out of business, just clearing stock. The stuff on sale on the website is what didn't sell at their last in-store sale in the spring. If you're in the area their fall in-store sale is on Sep. 5-7 (I think).
Is that what this sale is for? I've never seen them do an online sale so I couldn't figure it out.

I'm going to miss the sale by three days. Should have planned my time there a bit bitter.

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On a related note, I was in the women's shop the other day looking at jeans with my GF and the (male) clerk was wearing Nudies. Weirdly, he said he had never heard of APC or 5EP when I asked why they didn't carry those in the mens shop.
Not surprised by that at all. The SA's have always been helpful whenever I've stopped by but I have heard some conflicting stories (one of which is why Crate isn't carried there). In talking with them I quickly realized that the store truly was a bubble. They didn't really have an interest in anything they didn't carry.

I've also been less and less impressed with the denim selection over the past few years as they've gotten rid of Acne, Rag & Bone, and a few others I'm forgetting off the top of my head. They also don't have a good chunk of what they show online in the actual b&m store, most notably in regards to their Nudie collection.

I'm not trying to dump on the store as it makes a great detour when I'm in town every few months but I've learned to limit my expectations. If anything I use it to check out BoO, Oliver Spencer, MMM, Paul Smith, and some other goodies I'd have to drive around to several stores in LA just to see.
post #18 of 120
I totally agree with whodini. They must have good buyers because tehy truly do pick up some great brands (though often a few months or a year after they appear on SuFu). I asked if they ever heard of this board or SuFu and the SA didn't. It's like they think they discovered Nudies on their own or something. It's the only good store in SB. Whodini - I could probably do a pickup for you if you are very clear about what you want.
post #19 of 120
sygyzy... We'll be talking in that case. The SA's usually have a good handle on what's going on sale before it does. Thanks for the offer!
post #20 of 120
Sales associates receive product training in the product the store carries. You shouldn't expect them to know about other brands. Most of them are just trying to make a living. They are not SA's fo life. It's not a calling.

As for buyers... there is an odd phenomenon. ime, a majority of buyers do not ever go into a competitors store, or do so very infrequently. Which means that they do not necessarily know about product in the same pricepoint that they buy at, which they do not carry. Also, there are a billion brands out there. Buyers have a few weeks every season (and less, if they are ower/proprietors of small businesses) in which to see all of these brands and write their orders.

As an aside, this means that they may attend a few trade shows, but they will often also rely on a small number of showrooms, and a few multi-brand showrooms have enormous power over the buying public. For example, chances are that if, to go outside of menswear for a moment, a store carries Burning Torch, they will also likely carry Velvet, Inhabit, Graham and Spencer, maybe A Common Thread, and... in all likelihood, Gary Graham, if they have a rich enough clientele, because not only do all of these brands share a similar vision of airy, feminine styles with a bit of an artisanal conceit, are represented by Findings in NYC. And you think that Seven New York is so outre and daring? Nah, they just buy a lot from People's Revolution, where you can pick up Jeremy Scott, And I, and Bless, all at the same time. You like upscale hipster fashion? Get yourself directly to Denise Williamson to pick up Spurr, Chimala, Duckie Brown, Linda Farrow, and Oliver Spencer, and then onto The News, to pick up Common Projects, Band of Outsiders, and Woolrich Woolen Mills. Sound familiar? I think that the News has got the lockdown on the downtown crowd. (I think that the News probably owes Styleforum some commission.)

You wanna start a Eurotrash store? There are a few select showrooms for you as well.
post #21 of 120
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Sales associates receive product training in the product the store carries. You shouldn't expect them to know about other brands. Most of them are just trying to make a living. They are not SA's fo life. It's not a calling.

If this was McDonald's I wouldn't expect them to tell me the location of the nearest In-N-Out. Most SA's in this boutique environment, in my experience, DO seem to know more about their product or "the industry" than the average movie theater usher knows about Hollywood. While some of the SA's at BB might be a bit limited in knowing or caring what they sell, I have met the odd one or two of them that dissected every single piece of clothing I was wearing.

At least for me and what I've seen, kids who work at a shop like BB do so because of personal interest. Maybe they're not SA's fo life but they show a bit more interest in their job than other p/t's.
post #22 of 120
Honestly, if you work in retail at a shop that sells a specialized kind of clothing, you should have some understanding that goes beyond the bounds of your store. Conversely I don't expect a department store salesperson to have the same knowledge. I would liken it to sports stores: major big box chain sporting goods stores will have salespeople who might work in the ski / snowboard department, but none of them will have the slightest clue what they're talking about. However, if you were to go to a shop that sells exclusively ski racing equipment, they will know not only the product they carry, but the identities of the sport's major brands (whether they carry them all or not), various teams, atheletes, recent results, local events, etc... There is a different expectation to be met by SAs when the store they're working for caters to a special audience. The store should probably be paying attention to that when interviewing.
post #23 of 120
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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
There is a different expectation to be met by SAs when the store they're working for caters to a special audience. The store should probably be paying attention to that when interviewing.

They try, but, and you can ask any retailer, it is hard to find, motivated SAs with a sense of personal style, good knowledge of fashion, and is also a smart cookie.
post #24 of 120
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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
Honestly, if you work in retail at a shop that sells a specialized kind of clothing, you should have some understanding that goes beyond the bounds of your store.

A certain PacSun employee comes to mind...
post #25 of 120
wow cant wait till the 70% or 80%. hopefully what i want to buy will still be there though. if there is, wow it will be some deal.
post #26 of 120
Ordered ES Fulton dries for $84. Here's to hoping they're actually physically in stock.
post #27 of 120
is this for real ??? anyone have ever bought it from this site ?
post #28 of 120
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Originally Posted by outsidazz View Post
is this for real ??? anyone have ever bought it from this site ?

Do you read?
post #29 of 120
Yeah, it's for real. I've gotten a couple of Rogan henleys from them, including one at this sale.
post #30 of 120
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Yeah, it's for real. I've gotten a couple of Rogan henleys from them, including one at this sale.

How do those Rogan henleys fit? I'm currently on the lookout for some, s/s & l/s. I'm thinking of picking up some Apolis Activism ones though. Do you have any experience with those too?
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