What a goal from Josh Kennedy.
I think that's only true for people that still insist on shopping at retail bricks and mortar. The biggest problem with the Australian market is its size and isolation. I honestly don't think there is a big enough local market for high-quality, high-priced clothing to support even one major retailer and high Australian wages make the cost of local production even higher. To take the Fletcher Jones example, are there really enough men in Australia willing to pay for Brooks Brothers quality clothing and styling to keep a retail operation with a few stores in each major city running?
Opening up online not only gives businesses access to a larger market, but you can do so without all of the high costs associated with retail. Honestly, I hate shopping retail; I hate going to malls, I hate trying things on in store and I hate salespeople that have no clue about any of the stuff they are selling. The only advantage of retail is being able to see the product and try it on, although that comes with a healthy guilt trip when you decline to purchase. I think the last thing I bought retail in-store was a sweater from Country Road.
Globalisation may not have yielded as much benefit for Australian customers, but I think the internet has greatly benefited us. Hell, most of my wardrobe would not even exist without online sellers.
Wasnt valid when I tried the multibuy, will retry, I love their poorly coded website.
What do people think of this suit, with the GQ code, Osaka cut for $560