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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by toothsomesound, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    They are 158 usd at cost now.

    So then marked up as need be. duties and taxes on them coming from Italy really doesn't help anybody out...

    TB can be slow to respond, but their shipping is pretty unreal and apparently they are dropping the price of shipping to the USA this fall too.


    Yeah - I was looking at the wholesale, and I think that I saw that on the bottom of the nylon safari boots. Unreal. I wonder what the sell through at retail is. I've got seven pairs, all bought under cost, and I am a pretty standard size (43), and it wasn't as though I had to scramble for them, and pretty every retailer, from Barneys to South Willard to Aloharag, seemed to have plenty of leftovers of pretty much every model, so I wonder if CP hasn't priced itself out of competition in the contemporary market, at least in this economy. I like the shoes (obviously), but $365 for sneakers is steep. Yes, I know that Lanvins are double, but I am not a Lanvin customer.
     
  2. Ry'on

    Ry'on Senior member

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    Very true. It's tough for sure. I can understand that shipping costs go up, as factories slow down, the small remaining orders prices go up, duties aren't getting any cheaper and the leathers aren't either. So can CP actually make a cheaper quality product?

    They made some unlined sneakers for ss10 but I wouldn't buy them. I want the good stuff, so we'll see. I'm retailing these bad boys and just got killed by a massive duty charge today. So I'm taking serious hits on margins just to try to offer them for a price that people can even consider.

    They are on sale everywhere, and in large numbers as well, so we'll see what happens in the future with the brand.
     
  3. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    I'm guessing CP will start a diffusion line type product line generic man did. No inside info but just a hunch. They'd make a bunch of money selling the CP brand name and similar shapes with lesser materials. Would be pointless 1-3 years ago but now the brand name and gold stamping alone make people interested. Not saing that's right, but would probably work
     
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    nah wouldnt work!

    that will tarnish thier reputation and in the long run reduce profits.
     
  5. Doin' Fine.

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    I dunno. If there were a diffusion line, i'd prolly buy. As long as they did it tastefully. ie not selling it at UO.
     
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  7. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Ya, I think that would be a bad idea for short and long term. Until it happens, it looks like the cheapest places to get the achilles now is here, http://theshop.hyrcollective.com/achilles-low.html

    Damn. You guys are really expanding. Congrats
     
  8. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Think they got a pop up shop at RG.
     
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    Razele Senior member

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    Think they got a pop up shop at RG.
    + NdG
     
  10. cucurrucucu

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    I just bought a dress from TBS for my girlfriend. Great service. Emails were responded the same or next day, plus the item was shipped on Tuesday and came on Thursday (no problems with customs).
     
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    onijo84 Senior member

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    Will there be any hold ups if i buy stuff from Tres Bien and get them shipped to Portand? Any problems for purchases valued around $250USD ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  12. super

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    should be fine!
     
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    JKISSI Senior member

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    The guys at Tres Bien shop are super cool,and I never had any delays with my orders to NYC
     
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    I just bought a dress from TBS for my girlfriend. Great service. Emails were responded the same or next day, plus the item was shipped on Tuesday and came on Thursday (no problems with customs).

    u never know, sometimes dhl/ups/fedex hits you with customs weeks or a month later... im always scared when i buy from overseas
     
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    Man, when are some other stockists going to get those Band of Outsiders x Sperry chukkas? Looks like Tres Bien is the only one with them now but I'd really rather buy from a place in North America.
     

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