Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

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    agree. more demand these days so those brands don't need to provide the same value they use to do make the same profits.
     


  2. msg

    msg Senior member

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    Yes, absolutely. There's a bunch of ultra wealthy, celebs, etc who will buy without blinking. There was a profile a while back in Vogue or whatever and a bunch of the celebs interviewed all listed MrP as their favorite shopping site. Good PR, too.

    It's an interesting idea : How do you market to both the top 1% and the guy eating ramen to save for SLP? The latter helps you move inventory at sales time, but it's the former that sustains your business.
     
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  3. habitant

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    I have 9, I won't buy anything else. They are the perfect tee for me!
     


  4. VitaTimH

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    [​IMG]

    Hopefully some people enjoyed reading my last few blog posts... here's a new one on my Traveling Jacket from Soloist FW10. @ everyone who PM'ed me with thoughts and suggestions -- thanks, I really appreciate it!
     
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  5. Superb0bo

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  6. Ragechester

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    late to the tee shirt convo but Bread&Boxers make a decent tighter neck crew tee with a slightly longer fit and you can get them for about $15 on sale
     


  7. rbomb

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    who makes some slim high-waisted pants?
     


  8. Lorcan7

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    Nice. Like your write up and photography for this one.

    One pedantic thing is bugging me though...

    Isn't this is the traveling jacket from that season?

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    and there was a matching traveling vest (which I think diniro has? and traveling pants in the same fabric).

    you can see it called that in an old blog post here:
    http://www.silver-and-gold.com/posts/tags/takahiromiyashita-the-soloist/page/2/ (and one for sale: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/ec-union3/ne150710-161/)

    Your jacket is called the 'layered easy jacket' I believe.
     


  9. iamacyborg

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    NaP have a dedicated team of personal shoppers to cater to VIP clients(based on their spend).

    This is still very true: https://econsultancy.com/blog/11171-how-to-identify-and-retain-your-most-valuable-customers/
     
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  10. VitaTimH

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    Good catch, I just did some digging and you may actually be right! The auction I bought this from ~3 years ago referred to it as a traveling jacket and I guess I just assumed it was correct. So the "easy" pieces are the wool ones, and the "traveling" ones are the cotton ones, with both featuring snap closures. Thanks!
     


  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    "These customers buy without any friction. They are hassle free, and do not burden the business with calls to the customer service team. They are not serial refund requesters. I’ve known firms that identify high maintenance, low profit (or worse, loss making) customers, and actually deliver increasingly poor levels of customer service, in the hope that they’ll go away. Watch out for pesky high maintenance, low value customers!"

    Everyone I know has done this to some degree or another. Any company I plan on buying from regularly, I make sure that my return rate is lower than 25%, and it's often 0%.
     


  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Answer - you market to the top customers. The sales shoppers are not really worth the time and effort. They will come if and when the prices are low enough, period. You can have shit service including sending you the wrong stuff, and they will still come (see Unionmade).
     


  13. Find Finn

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    My problem is a bit like Jets, I find a lot of stuff grossly overpriced and knowing most stuff will sit and end up getting marked down, I can't get myself to pay full retail, without feeling like a complete idiot.

    If i'm looking at something I often ask myself "do I like that $xxx?", if not I pass and when I see it on sale I ask myself the same thing.
     


  14. habitant

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    I'm the same with nowadays. I rarely go into stores anymore either. I just stick with what I like. I like EG 19th century shirts. When I first started buying them they were around CAD $175. Nowadays you're paying CAD $350 for a blackwatch shirt. That's a 100% mark up in 4 years. The shirt is technically overpriced at $175 already.
     


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    Good old catch 22. The more you (and others) do that, the more the whole supply chain will need to increase regular retail to account for the fact that more merchandise now sells at markdowns. And the more they'll do that, the more you'll be inclined to wait for markdowns.
     


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