This afternoon I decided to study in a Starbucks in downtown Chappaqua, NY, an upscale NYC suburb. Â (Un)fortunately there's a local boutique across the street from the cafe that I went to inspect on a "study break". Â Their merchandise was nice, but nothing extraordinary other than a few ties and sweaters by Cifonelli and Gran Sasso (two smaller Italian makers that I like). Â They carried suits by Zegna, Corneliani, and H Freeman, the latter being a first for me. Â In the first five minutes I was asked if I needed any help and was subsequently offered assistance every 10 minutes thereafter. I grew slightly annoyed (Aside: I frequently try to repeat and memorize facts while walking around. Â My quiet time "multitasking" just wasn't happening with the interruptions). Â I just wanted to look at stuff on my own and didn't need a salesman to comment on the fit and look of each jacket I picked up. Â Furthermore, the refrain of Â "practically giving Zegna sportcoats away for $600" was especially tiresome since I had recently come across a Napoli Couture and an Isaia Napoli that I liked much more for <$850. Â I refrained from making any comment, put on my signature scowl, and tried to enjoy the rest of my break. Maybe this is why I prefer sample sales. Â I guess I'd rather apply the knowledge that I've gained from this forum and my own experiences rather than have some salesman lead me around by the retail leash. Â I dunno, how does everyone else describe "good service"?