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San Francisco posters: Any info on Wilkes sales?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manhappenin, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Manhappenin

    Manhappenin Senior Member

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    When are they and are they any good?
     


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    I think there's one after xmas and they are still expensive.
     


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    Unfortunate. Was hoping to snag some deals after Christmas
     


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    Since Wilkes was sold to Mitchells, the post holiday sale format
    has changed. As of the last year or two, they no longer have a sale floor
    but, more conventionally, discount their merchandise "in place" My guess is
    that the discounts will be less owing to an improved economy and more tourists
    in San Francisco.
     


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    Thank you. When you say the sales will be less generous, can you give me a % range? I'm new to sf so I've never shopped there after Christmas.
     


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    No I can't. In the Spring sale just after the new owner took over-
    That would be 2010, I priced a Belvest Cashmer Blazer at 50%
    discount. It was still around $1400. Gorgeous jacket. Needless to say,
    Wilkes dropped Belvest around then.
     


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    I remember they had a 25% or 30% discount on shoes after Christmas last year, so you might be able to get some selected models G&G or JL at a discount. But compare to JL's own sale or Barney's sale, its still lacking some oomph.
     


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    I only buy the shoes. The sale prices are good and they tend to drop about $40 each week or two until the stock is gone. Gravati can go for ~$350, Bontoni ~$500 or so. The shoe sale and the complimentary whiskey makes the trip worth it.
     


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    The sales are usually seasonal - right after the holidays, before spring, mid summer etc
     


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