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A store - which of these brands would you be interested in

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Margiela may not sell well, but stocking an avant-garde, slightly outre brand like that would add to the cache and prestige of the store.

    It's a loss leader of sorts. Margiela itself doesn't sell but it does add to the denim bar mystique, attracting people who will spend money on the other brands.
     
  2. constant struggle

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    to be honest for BoO you should only really stock the shirts and ties, it seems the rest of the pieces are out of alot of people's ranges
     
  3. Get Smart

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    to be honest for BoO you should only really stock the shirts and ties, it seems the rest of the pieces are out of alot of people's ranges

    agree. maybe some of the jackets....basically gear under $500 would move well, esp with the 20% SF discount and free shipping and no sales tax for those of us outside of DC
     
  4. PG2G

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    Margiela may not sell well, but stocking an avant-garde, slightly outre brand like that would add to the cache and prestige of the store.

    It's a loss leader of sorts. Margiela itself doesn't sell but it does add to the denim bar mystique, attracting people who will spend money on the other brands.


    Even so, it sounds like a waste of time. I think they should be thinking more Barney's Co-op and less Barney's NY.
     
  5. SantosLHalper

    SantosLHalper Senior member

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    Lots of good selections here. I would second YMC and strongly second Paul Smith for jeans and perhaps shoes. I would also add Gilded Age to the list.
     
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    Perhaps it's outside the options, but I'd like a good online shoe source, with the usual suspects for shoes that can be worn with business clothes or jeans (PS, NDC, F&B).

    The DB discount on better Fred Perry and Baracuta would be great, as well.
     
  7. dave

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    + 1 on Paul Smith and Fred Perry.
     
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    to be honest for BoO you should only really stock the shirts and ties, it seems the rest of the pieces are out of alot of people's ranges
    And Get Smart's comment after. Too lazy to back up for multiquote. Apply the comments to SPURR also. I voted for Margiela but upon reconsideration, it doesn't really make sense.
     
  9. ghulkhan

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    Even so, it sounds like a waste of time. I think they should be thinking more Barney's Co-op and less Barney's NY.



    Also I have seen Co-op stores that carry Margiela.

    Plus Ill def be a buyer esp of that trench!!
     
  10. jet

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    MMM def doesn't fit in with the concept or vision of the store.

    I think everything selb said would be perfect along with an impressively laid out webstore.
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    MMM def doesn't fit in with the concept or vision of the store.

    I think everything selb said would be perfect along with an impressively laid out webstore.


    I think that a store that has some random stuff that is just there because the owner likes it take a store to the next level - the visionary level. In my mind, this is what makes Alan Bilzerian, who stocks James Perse and Converse next to Ann Demeulemeester and MA+, and then throws in Lanvin to boot, a truly great buyer - he buys what he likes, period.
     
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    i think Spurr will be a great addition . very interested in what they have.
     
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    Right but those labels are accompanied by others of the same level.

    Throwing in mmm into the mix in this case just doesn't make sense.
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Right but those labels are accompanied by others of the same level.

    Throwing in mmm into the mix in this case just doesn't make sense.


    SPURR is up near the same price point.

    I'd like to add Dries van Noten to that mix, though. I could see that selling to a sophisticated but more conservative consumer. Maybe Marni too, but that stuff is really expensive.
     
  15. keykoo

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    I don't think its about the price point, but the luster of the brand. Having all these denim centric brands and then randomly throwing in MMM in there (regardless of what the buys are) is going to be odd. Granted I've never been to the store, but I do feel like the aesthetic of SPURR (even though I'm not a fan) and BoO would fit the more casual nature of the store over advanced designer brands.

    Now if Mauro was interested in buying a couple of designer brands like Dries and Margiela and starting up whole new section, I could see that working. If that is what he's going for then it'd probably be better to just open up a new store.
     
  16. fosho78

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    If I could, I'd vote twice for Michael J. Krell, Band of Outsiders, and RRL.
     
  17. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

    KEYKOO - gets a gold star

    I am opening up a couple news stores in the next couple months ( knock on wood) and Possibly a killer flagship store for spring.

    The concept will be totally different from the Denim Bar.

    There are other brands I would like to carry but I was hoping that everyone would think that a lot of the brands despite price is the qulaity and craftmensship that goes into the collections.
    When you see the new stores you will get it.
    I am trying to make a full lifestyle store so shoes , bags, glasses, etc have been thought of.
    Keep it coming I start buying in one week!!!
    Best regards and thanks again!
    MAuro
     
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    <needs a well-paying part-time job, Mauro, preferably that offers healthy discounts on clothing>
     
  19. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Dries, please. In general, much more wearable than Margiela.
     

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