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Is there a filenes in nyc?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by discostu004, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    i didn't think there was one, but their website shows one, but i don't remember anyone on here talking about it
     


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    There are Filene's Basements, no Filenes. The basement stores are on 6th and 20th, and on on the UWS. There may be more.
     


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    Lance,
    Any word from the good folks at Borrelli?
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Yeah, any 36 S / 38 S forthcoming?

    Jon.
     


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    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    what's the diff between filenes and filenes basement?

    borrelli reneged (mad face). they wanted me to take women's clothing as well but i'd told them i didn't like dealing in women's so i couldn't match their price.
     


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    Phooey on Borrelli. I will never buy anything they make ever again.*


    *blatant lie.
     


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    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    anyone have exact addresses? i'll be there tomorrow and wanted to check them out to see all these "good deals"
     


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    um yeah, killer deals. $20-$25 for 100% italian merino sweaters? t necks,v necks,crews,vests...fun colors too not just plain ol charcoal and navy.
     


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    Don't get too excited...I have found that the NYC discounters like Filene's Basement and Loehmann's (and Marshalls even) carry much less of the "good" stuff compared to their suburban counterparts.  I don't know if it's because Bergdorf's, et. al. say they can't sell in NYC or if everything goes to Woodbury Commons (never shopped there), or what...even Century 21 has fewer and fewer "finds" over the last few years.  My wife agrees that this is the case with the womens' selections as well.
     


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    I agree about the poor selection at Filene's Basement in general. I've never found anything better than Barney's NY house label at the one in Jersey Gardens, either. I was just at the one on 6th ave. today. Lots of Aquascutum and Vestimenta at $500, some Avon Celli sweaters for $329 and a variety of ugly Prada/Dolce items in synthetic fabrics with inflated prices.
     


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    hmmm.. Do you think the huge increase in suburban discount designer/fashion outlets has contributed to the paucity of great finds at traditional discounters like Filene's Basement and Loehmann's?
     


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    I prefer Daffys. The one on fifth ave @19th St often has lots of sample garments from Italian importers. Not names you have heard of, but interesting things made in Italy at good prices. There is also a strange store on 5th around 28th street that has lots of Italian clothes at fair prices. Last time i was there they had some nice Cashmere overcoats for around $300.
     


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    I agree.
    Never found anything much at the 2 NYC Filene's, but right now at their Atlanta store they have about 7-8 Borelli summer sportcoats (only sizes 36R-40R left) reduced from $2,550-$2,650 down to $699.99 and then take another 60% off; $280 is a nice buy.
     


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    Uhh, I'd buy all of those and sell them on Ebay for $400 a piece. You're guaranteed to sell them at that price IMO.
     


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