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Edward Green/ Drake's Pop -Up Sale

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PhiloVance, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    I grabbed a navy Drake's 100% Cashmere V-Neck (made in Scotland) in size 38 for £120 (from £285) SOLD. It's a little small so if anyone wants it at cost - drop me a PM
     
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  2. mrbrioni

    mrbrioni Senior member

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    Exactly what I'm looking for!
     
  3. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    That is a bargain. Wish it was my size.
     
  4. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    Proxy needed for 6.5 to 7 !
     
  5. qbessi

    qbessi Senior member

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    Post your purchases people!.

    Huw/Hue? ( never did ask your name ) - if you're reading this, visit my personal site below and shoot me an email so I have your details :).
     
  6. Macallan

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    I was given warnings about taking a bottle of water (when my friend was queuing, someone went to the pub for a bottle of water but no luck) and a book. No queue but about 8 customers in the shop already, it was difficult to move - lots of shoes and ties, some pocket squares, 6 shirts and a few scarves. I got 3 ties, the tie selection was not great, the gent from Drakes said most of the ties went on the first day especially navy ties.

    Defect shoes started from £295 and non-defect from £390 (there were signs on the shelves, but the defect and perfect shoes were all mixed up) - in every size, most of the shelves were full and in one corner about dozen on the floor. The only black oxford in my size was in patent leather, there were 3 derbys though.
    Scarves for £45
    Ties £45 or 3 for £120
    Fogotten the shirt price
    About dozen pair of socks (if you like yellow socks, they have a pair)

    One thing I did notice was that on some shoes, the defect shoe was not the shelf. I saw a pair of shoes for £295 and the shoe (right) looked perfect, they double checked the price and got the left shoe from the stock area, which had a defect. .

    A customer got lucky, he found a pair of shoes he wanted that were not available at the last factory sale in Northampton. He was telling the gent from EG, that he always goes to the Norhampton factory sale.

    If you have not been it is still worth going, EG and Drake's will be restocking; however, it seems you will find more luck with EG then Drake's. The gent from Drake's was saying they expected EG to be very busy with some customers for Drake's but they have been very busy.
     
  7. EFBenson

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    interestingly many of the shoe prices stated an original price of £720- does that mean they were MTO?

    the sales assistant said that the label inside the shoes I bought did not say they were seconds, can anyone 'interpret' the box label, to suggest why they were reduced?

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  8. wisdom

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    Hi all,

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Go easy on me!

    I went across town during something of an extended lunch break to stick my head in and see if they had anything suitable for my sister's upcoming wedding. No queue to get in, perhaps 4 to 8 other customers in the (small) shop at any one time.

    I managed to snag a pair of Albermarle's (spelling? A very slightly modernised take on the classic cap toe oxford) in a beautiful 'slate' colour. They were at the subs price of £295 down from £695. I couldn't notice any obvious defect and when I asked the EG assistant he said it was because the 'slate' leather they'd received from the tannery was "softer than usual". The result is that these shoes feel like slippers straight from the off! They're truly beautiful shoes and I couldn't be happier with them, I just hope they hold together well. Can shoe leather really be too soft? As long as the shoes maintain their structure what's the problem? I'll post pictures when I get the chance.

    They seemed to be constantly replenishing the shelves so I'd highly suggest making the journey if you were thinking of it but concerned they might have run out of decent stock by now.
     
  9. Macallan

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    I did see a sign saying £720 ('RRP £720' with a x mark and '£395' below); however, assumed they were just stating RRP for boots and trying to confuse people. None of the shoes I saw, showed a £720 price tag on the sole.



    The 'B stock' stamp is not clear on the box, without seeing the shoes, cannot say why they are 'b stock'.
     
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  10. LS7

    LS7 Senior member

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    Dover, Walnut Country Calf, 606 Last

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  11. SuitedDx

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    I like how the pebble grain totally adds character to the shoe. This quality alone can justify having 2 dovers (the other being sooth calf).
     
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  12. mxgreen

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    Very nice. I'd like a pair.
     
  13. mrbrioni

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    WANT!!!!

    Please tell me dainite sole.....
     
  14. ljrcustom

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    Nice. Enjoy them.

    -LR
     
  15. fritzl

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    it's visible...
     
  16. Fraiche

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    *delete*
     
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  17. qbessi

    qbessi Senior member

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    Oundle D888 in Chestnut Antique
    Cardiff E202 in Nutmeg Suede
    Galway F82 in Dark Oak Antique with mink suede
    Galway F202 in Burnt Pine Antique

    Size 11 - 11.5

    I'll take better, detailed photos later.
     
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  18. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    If anyone is willing to pick up a pair of those CC Dovers on Danite in a 8.5/9E I'll pay a nice fee.....
     
  19. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Excellent haul... with the prices they are hard to beat. 2 Galways... lucky you.
     
  20. qbessi

    qbessi Senior member

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    Thanks. Took two days of sweat and hours spent with the EG guys helping me out.
     

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