RL Purple Label at Syms

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  1. ord

    ord Active Member

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    In case anyone's interested, there's a small trove of RLPL merchandise at the Syms on Park Avenue.  I saw trousers ($80-100), casual shirts ($80), pocket squares ($10), and ties ($30).  I didn't see any sport coats or suits.

    I picked up three pocket squares and a woven black/silver tie.  The tie and one of the squares were the last of their kind (assuming there weren't any more in the back).  Unfortunately, I was just a bit too slow and missed out on a lovely satin tie that was grabbed by English tourist.
     


  2. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    I was at the King of Prussia Syms store on Saturday. They had a whole display of RLPL casual shirts, still in their original purple boxes, for $79 each.  But I passed on all of them, as they were all REALLY LOUD stripes or solids.
     


  3. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Syms is on Park and what?? Was the selection of pocket squares big?
     


  4. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Its 400 Park Ave. Not sure where it is but i'll be in NY tommarow so i'll definately check it out.
     


  5. ord

    ord Active Member

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    The store is at Park Avenue and East 54th Street. I got the last paisley square. Â The remaining ones that I saw were either a blue or pink silk with white polkadots.
     


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    If any of you go there, would you be willing to pick me up a pink one?
     


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    Sevcom Senior member

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    They still had a healthy selection of trousers and casual shirts at nice prices ($99 for pants, $75 for shirts). Only saw two types of ties: a sort of zig-zag stripe set on a cream background (black, bright blue and pink varieties were available) and a Kelly green dotted tie for $30.

    Sorry aybojs, didn't see any pocket squares, but there may have been some I didn't see.

    BTW, it was my first time in a Syms, and damn, is that store a little depressing. It's dark with only fluorescent and the merchandise is crammed onto the racks. Mostly crap merchandise too, though a surprising amount of Gianni Versace Couture.
     


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    And if you go to syms.com, you can print out a coupon for 10% off.
     


  9. Dan G

    Dan G Senior member

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    Went there today. There's a boat load of slacks priced at $79 to $99, all cotton or linen ($265+ retail). The ties left are simply gross. Didn't come across the pocket squares. There are a few dozen RLPL polo shirts mixed in with all of the other polo shirts. There's sizes S,L, XL, and XXL. Very attractive shirts (yellow, blue, black, white, nice looking stripes), priced at $59. No custom fits although, only the full cut ones. They say the retail was $110, I believe it's about $145.
     


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    RLPL prices are um, deceiving. Prices tend to change from one year to another, sometimes dramatically upwards, some times downwards (do not ask me why, I have no clue, economically it makes no sense to me {I must mention that I assume the quality stays the same form one price increase / decrease to another}).

    Lately prices seemed to have jumped, but quality remains the same, thus the previously lower priced items are the same quality (and oftentimes the same cut as well). RLPL seems for the most part to be steady in their quality and sizing.

    Jon.
     


  11. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I've often wondered why RLPL like that doesn't go to the RL outlets. Are these items that were already in the pipeline thus no longer under RL control?
     


  12. Dan G

    Dan G Senior member

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    I've seen RLPL in outlets. Picked up a Lorezini made FC dress shirt for $40. I've also seen polo shirt and some slacks. The higher end blue and purple labeled suits don't seem to make it there though.
     


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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    That place is pretty depressing in terms of atmosphere and merchandising. I couldn't get out fast enough after I checked out those RLPL. May be it's the sight of Oleg Cassini size 24 shirt that freaked me out.
     


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    Yeh the place seemed like a dump tons of people when i was there doubt i'll ever go back unless someone posts something good
     


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