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post #14161 of 57994
Oi! Don't shit on us Gen Ys!

The thing is CR shifted its position to Gen Y fashion with this label and created Trenery label for the more classic styles. Price quality ratio is still crap though.
post #14162 of 57994
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Originally Posted by RemyMichel View Post

GUYS,
Rumours from agents at my old work and from a very well known Aussie designer a very good friend is working for is that Country Road is broke and have placed themselves in voluntary administration.
I have to say that whilst im not surprised im actually quite disappointed.

CR might be close to going under in some form but if they had placed themselves in voluntary administration then there would have to be an official announcement to creditors and shareholders and regulators..

Nothing in the papers or on ASIC site.
post #14163 of 57994
I bought a bunch of their v-neck sweaters on sale for about $50, they're nice enough for the money and fit well.

Annoyingly, I got a letter saying I'd been downgraded in their VIP program for not spending enough money there. I wanted to write back and say that's a reflection on them, not me...
post #14164 of 57994
Quick update while I have some internet access. Arrived in Milan today, no sleep on the 12 hour flight from Singapore which left around midnight local time so tired and grumpy, especially since it's pissing down in Milan at the moment! I will recover somewhat once I find the nearest open bar (that's coffee in Italy, for anyone who doesn't already know). Hoping to implement some shopping suggestions from the forum at some point.

On the plus side, visited my first Uniqlo in Singapore and picked up some slim straight jeans and a nice casual slim fit unstructured linen jacket for cheap smile.gif
post #14165 of 57994
Enjoy your trip! I'm sure Milan must look beautiful in the rain.
post #14166 of 57994
Guys just got an email that the members ties will ship tomorrow (Italy time) so going off past orders I will hopefully ave them by Friday. I'll send out the invoices once I know they have actually been shipped.

I'm going to run a competition also, will post more details later but basics of it will be put a pic up in the 2 weeks after you get the tie on my affiliate thread, and best WAYWT will win a free tie or scarf of their choice. Winner will be based on the general tie/shirt/coat combo but also overall fit and harmony and som decent natural light photos will work in your favour too.

Ta
Jason
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post #14168 of 57994
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Re Thrifting= so true. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/the-op-shop-index-were-trashed-20120609-202q6.html

When I first discovered SF I got excited about the whole thrifting thing. Not a complete waste of time, but pretty close to it, especially if you're a less common size.
post #14169 of 57994
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Re Thrifting= so true. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/the-op-shop-index-were-trashed-20120609-202q6.html

 

agreed. of all the racks and shelves of clothes and shoes, there would probably be 1 item that catches my eye, 2 would make me extremely lucky.

post #14170 of 57994
I'm sure the hipsters will alleviate the crisis.

Do any of you have any reservations on buying thrifted clothing that people have died in, regardless of the intention to wash/dry clean?
post #14171 of 57994
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Originally Posted by Philip View Post

I'm sure the hipsters will alleviate the crisis.
Do any of you have any reservations on buying thrifted clothing that people have died in, regardless of the intention to wash/dry clean?

No, that doesn't bother me. Living in a house where there had been a brutal triple murder or something though--I'd probably draw the line there, so I'm not totally without superstition...
post #14172 of 57994
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Originally Posted by Philip View Post

I'm sure the hipsters will alleviate the crisis.

Do any of you have any reservations on buying thrifted clothing that people have died in, regardless of the intention to wash/dry clean?

None whatsoever. Do you have any reservations about trying on clothes in DJs that people with contagious diseases may have tried on before you?
post #14173 of 57994
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Originally Posted by Philip View Post

I'm sure the hipsters will alleviate the crisis.
Do any of you have any reservations on buying thrifted clothing that people have died in, regardless of the intention to wash/dry clean?

Not many people die in a suit and tie. Or overcoat.

I have more problem buying something from a zit faced sales person with nose piercings and the sniffles and a rash.

The whole opshop thing in Australia is pretty lean picking compared to USA and uk . Just the population numbers make a difference plus the quality of clothes just didn't exist here in many instances. On the other hand Australians are great travellors and often shop overseas.


As meisters article points out though there is also the problem of opshops getting too expensive and new clothes getting cheaper. The salvos in particular have a tendency to wildly overprice their stuff. $14 -$20 for a second hand shirt is getting silly when a new one , much better one online, is about the same price.

I saw a pretty ordinary suit Ina salvoes the other day marked at $90. Dreamin.
post #14174 of 57994
raining all day again in sydney cloud.gif
post #14175 of 57994
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Guys just got an email that the members ties will ship tomorrow (Italy time) so going off past orders I will hopefully ave them by Friday. I'll send out the invoices once I know they have actually been shipped.
I'm going to run a competition also, will post more details later but basics of it will be put a pic up in the 2 weeks after you get the tie on my affiliate thread, and best WAYWT will win a free tie or scarf of their choice. Winner will be based on the general tie/shirt/coat combo but also overall fit and harmony and som decent natural light photos will work in your favour too.
Ta
Jason

Great to hear Jason. Out of interest, do you have any plans to start stocking OTC socks? I have recently discovered the joy of OTC, and as much as I would love to order some Pantherella from you, I don't think mid-calf will cut it.
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