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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.
Yeah, but are they rocking fresh Clarks dbs and shawl collar cardigans?
No, and I'd rather they didn't.
I was going to say we need a goth-ninja response to those vids, then I realized how much rick owens has been embraced by rappers who are actually legit
Holy shit, that is seriously the worst I have ever seen petit standards look. What the fuck, people, STOP TUCKING YOUR SHIRTS INTO THEM. When the fuck is that from?
oh, and then he untucks it, awesome
man i wish this person was posting on swd
So, as someone said, there is no "wholesale" in Japan the way there is in the US. Actually, when I brought up wholesale prices with Jun Hashimoto at Pitti, he was a little confused, since he's been out of Japan exclusively for so long. All the prices are retail prices, and what a retailer pays essentially gives a +80% margin to the retailer. So, if the retail price is $1.80, the Japanese retailer pays $1.00. Now, the problem is that the US retailer cannot survive on this margin. Consumer habits are such that such a low markup is supported in Japan. (So, ironically, people wanting discounts and 70% off make everything more expensive). So, the American retailers get goods at $1.00 "wholesale". Now, the import tariffs are easily 25%. You can see how detailed things are, here: http://www.customs.go.jp/english/tariff/2012_1/index.htm, so the overhead to figuring out all this stuff must be added into the cost of dong business. Also, Japanese designers insist on some of the most expensive forms of shipping, so, if you are doing one small shipment, shipping costs can easily be, say, an additional $0.05 on your dollar. So, even before markup, what costs $1.80 in Japan has cost you $1.30 to get to your US store. US boutiques generally have markups between 2.3 to 2.5x landed wholesale. So, at 2.3x, that item that costs $1.80 in Japan costs $3.00 in the States, at a pretty conservative markup.
well, I wish more retailers would mark low value at least, a lot of the SZ affiliates have done that for me, and im glad.
Wouldn't that mean that designers in Japan are making twice (or more) what designers elsewhere are earning for an equivalently priced product?
Its so perfect that that guy covers Childish Gambino
Props to Saager from SF affiliate Neighbor. I was going back and forth with him about a sizing question on a Frank Leder shirt and he emailed Frank and got his recommendation for me.
No. It means that the retailer makes less.
someone should make a closet thread, im interested to see how big peoples wardrobes are, cuz I am kinda worried im venturing into hoarding territory. I don't have an insane amount but each piece is fairly spensive, and I still have go to items I wear way more than others. A few years ago having more than one pair of shoe was a big deal for me, lol.
the SZ thread makes me feel a bit more sane, lol
i think there is one somewhere
there's a closet thread on sufu, but it's weak. i think a closet thread would be interesting.
Thanks for the info LA Guy. It mostly confirmed what I thought, and is sort of discouraging ... haha.
I agree with you that everyone wanting stuff at deep discount makes things more expensive in general. Waiting for stuff to go on sale in Japan is often very fruitless since most of the good stuff sells at full price, and waiting for anything more than 30% off almost guarantees you won't get it.
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