Originally Posted by Ken P
To be honest, a lot of corneliani is a pass for because it won't sell well because it is dated. You can't just decide on label. Do you research, stop expecting us to do it for you
Edit: Also Wes and Spoo could buy anything and make a profit off of it because they are gods.
Coupla hard working capitalists doin our thang, thats all.
Originally Posted by futuremyth
I don't usually pick up Tommy Hilfiger, but I do when I think I have a potential customer...
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dibsed by Spoo.
Tommy never looked so good. (except for his Enzo)
DUDE! That is awesome and love that tub. You are also jacked btw, didn't see that one coming.
Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Would they even consign that stuff? I was under the impression that spoo and wes (does he even consign?) weren't really interested in that stuff. I pass on that stuff all the time.
I can't speak for Wes, but for this sense, Im going to substitute "consign" with "thrift" for my answer. Its pretty much interchangeable, in most cases, for me.
Labels, as Ive said many times, are not the only thing to look for. Would I pass a dated, triple pleated, unvented Kiton with moth damage? Fuck no. Never. Do I leave Hickey Freeman on the racks? Most every visit. But what you as a populous should be taking from this thread, and from those of us who sell thrifted pieces is how selective you should be about what you pick. Timelines of labels, identifying the hand of a fabric from one pass on the rack, cuts, current fashion trends, market demand, etc. This will help you better your picks and better your (or your consignors
) sales and everyone wins. Get out into "real" B&M stores and see whats going on now. See what full price retailing looks like. (Thrift stores are microcosms of an economy, you may as well have your own currency in there. It throws your perception of the dollar value way off if you don't get out of them often).
Anyway, TLDR, its a little luck, a little skill, but looking far and beyond whats written on a 1" x 3" piece of fabric sewn into a garment will open up doors that lead you to the path of profit in the long run.
(pours another glass)