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post #4006 of 51882
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
I just stumbled upon this website : http://ashtonmarks.com/index.html

Warning....looking at this website may be damaging for your wallet.

So is that free shipping to Australia?
post #4007 of 51882
I'd don't know. If you were tempted you could ask them about the VAT discount as well. Trawling that website shows that they are based on the Isle of Man.
post #4008 of 51882
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
I just stumbled upon this website : http://ashtonmarks.com/index.html

Warning....looking at this website may be damaging for your wallet.

Thank you I have to pay the Car Rego this week.

But aside from that the prices are petty good pity they don't have a gunboat in the cordovan.
post #4009 of 51882
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
Details and rep?

Not sure of their reputation, but they quoted me $1100 for a bespoke, good year welted semi-brogued pair of Oxfords, which I thought very competitive. They're in Sydney and they apparently make the footwear for the various stage musicals and Hollywood films shot here in Australia, but also serve the general public. Their website is below:

http://www.steppinout.com.au/
post #4010 of 51882
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Originally Posted by Quarks View Post
I haven't been but this has been a long time coming, a brand that has regular high turnover of clothes that are actually affordable & stylish. I hope Massimo Dutii will make it to our shores following suit Zara. And I certainly hope the pricing will be similar to ones overseas. It will offer aggresive competition against local industry with their overpriced shirts with italian fabrics put together into a shirt in China. I have no qualms with chinese made shirts but to highjack the price just because it is an italian fabric is just ridiculous especially when one can get similar fabric with brilliant cuts, also made in china/thailand, for half or even 1/3 its price overseas.

Italian fabric but not Italian made quality for Italian import prices...a scandal...
post #4011 of 51882
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post
Thank you I have to pay the Car Rego this week.

But aside from that the prices are petty good pity they don't have a gunboat in the cordovan.

PM in your box mate...
post #4012 of 51882
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
Not sure of their reputation, but they quoted me $1100 for a bespoke, good year welted semi-brogued pair of Oxfords, which I thought very competitive. They're in Sydney and they apparently make the footwear for the various stage musicals and Hollywood films shot here in Australia, but also serve the general public. Their website is below:

http://www.steppinout.com.au/

I like their women's boots
post #4013 of 51882
Braved the crowds and checked out Zara yesterday (thanks to my partner....)

Anyway, was pleasantly surprised once I finally got into the Zara nightclub. The product was on par with the global Zaras I've visited, and the prices will definitely scare a few local competitors. Ok, we know their men's stuff isn't top quality by international standards, but it more than holds it's own against Country Road and the like.

Finally someone is offering clothes at a competitive price in this market - I can't wait to see the impact on the rest of the fashion industry here, and only hope their current pricing structure lasts. $109 for a suit jacket is amazing value compared to the overpriced crap we're used to.

I think Zara's women's ranges are generally more impressive than the men's and the Sydney store is no exception to this. Some really nice stuff and just a warning, your girlfriends will go feral in there - but at least the damage won't be too bad.

While Zara is not totally my thing, I do have a few nice casual pieces I've picked up on various trips o/seas (I like the cut of their jackets). While I won't be slipping into a Zara suit anytime soon, if I need more casual stuff I'd definitely go back and have a look.
post #4014 of 51882
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
I like their women's boots

To wear?
post #4015 of 51882
I've always enjoyed watching women in boots. Although I now enjoy shoe shopping with the missus....I always hated it... ..except when she was trying on boots. I used to think that every man felt like this...but apparently this isn't true. Some men don't like women in boots. One positive about Melbourne in winter = women in boots.
post #4016 of 51882
No, I like women in boots, too. My wife has a nice pair of RMW chelseas and another, cheaper (not RMW) zip-up pair.
post #4017 of 51882
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
Braved the crowds and checked out Zara yesterday (thanks to my partner....)

Anyway, was pleasantly surprised once I finally got into the Zara nightclub. The product was on par with the global Zaras I've visited, and the prices will definitely scare a few local competitors. Ok, we know their men's stuff isn't top quality by international standards, but it more than holds it's own against Country Road and the like.

Finally someone is offering clothes at a competitive price in this market - I can't wait to see the impact on the rest of the fashion industry here, and only hope their current pricing structure lasts. $109 for a suit jacket is amazing value compared to the overpriced crap we're used to.

I think Zara's women's ranges are generally more impressive than the men's and the Sydney store is no exception to this. Some really nice stuff and just a warning, your girlfriends will go feral in there - but at least the damage won't be too bad.

While Zara is not totally my thing, I do have a few nice casual pieces I've picked up on various trips o/seas (I like the cut of their jackets). While I won't be slipping into a Zara suit anytime soon, if I need more casual stuff I'd definitely go back and have a look.


How much are their pants? I am desparate for some cheap grey trousers...
post #4018 of 51882
Article in Business Spectator about Zara here (registration is free)
post #4019 of 51882
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it is important to note that consumers are not necessarily sourcing offshore for a discounted rate, but for access to a greater product range and fashion-forward pieces.

It is not only about having an online presence but being able to transact, return/exchange products, and link their purchases with social media sites, such as Facebook. Australian retailers should not serve the Australian market but expand to new markets. If international retailers can access Australia, why should we not look internationally?

Finally, retailers need to value customers by providing them with superior customer service. Staff must have sufficient product knowledge, be fully trained and understand the importance of customer service. Most of all, staff must acknowledge and communicate with the customer whether the shopper makes a purchase or not.

These days, if consumers can purchase the same item elsewhere, it only takes them a couple of seconds to make a decision and get out of the store.

'nuff said.
post #4020 of 51882
I just got back from the CBD.

There are these multiple gangs of teenage girls around 14 - 16, in groups of 5 or 6, hanging around in an almost identical uniform of cut off denim short shorts showing bum cheeks, white singlets or crop tops, short white socks and sneakers.

Are they organised crime gangs of private school girls taking over from Hells Angels - due to the new laws - or are they following some fashion fad?
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