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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. 100 yrs

    100 yrs Senior Member

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    i've always heard general rule of thumb for markup is 2.5x, but i'm sure there's plenty of mba's that read this thread who could expound upon the point further.
     


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    That's true. No other products that we know and love on SF every go to 60% off.
     


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    sorry what was the leathersoul sale like? Must have missed it somewhere in the past few hundred pages haha
     


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    Forgot to mention a unique black shell Indy on leather sole in size 10....snag 'em!
     


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    Not an MBA (yet...) but it varies on the industry. My guess would have been that the retailers profit is 30%, but that is just my guess. I'm sure there are some circumstances where markup is 2.5x.

    I think you also have to consider two other factors.

    Price as determined by market forces (supply/demand)

    Cost of production (Cost of inputs, labor, economies of scale and synergies)

    I always thought a shell model cost the retailer somewhere around $400 (give or take), but again, just a guess.
     


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    wait... what sale? I'm not seeing anything on their blog and just reread the last few pages of this thread. There's a sale on now?

    Edit: Any details about what's on sale would be great.
     
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    I think it depends on the merchandise sector. For lower volume durables, I usually see the dealer discount at 40-60%. On clothing items (shirts/pants/etc) the mark-ups can go to astronomical levels.
     


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    Here is the list from LS they might have more than this available. This list was based on my shoe size. Hope this helps.

    This is a sale on select Alden shoes in large sizes 10D~12D.

    Snuff Suede Slipon Chukka Boot(Copley last) 11D: $250
    Loden Green Comfort Indy Boot(Trubalance last) 10D: $295
    Cognac Soft Calf NST Blucher(Barrie last) 10.5D: $295
    Oiled Nubuck Pitt Boot(Barrie last) 10E, 10.5C: $295
    Tan Suede Tassel Loafer(Plaza last) 10.5D, 11D: $250
    Dark Brown Suede Semi Brogue Oxford(Plaza last) 10.5D, 11D: $250
    Black Cordovan Gore Slipon(Copley last) 11D: $395
    #8 Dark Burgundy Cordovan Chukka Boot(Plaza last) 11D: $395
    Burgundy Calf Attorney Shoe(Plaza last) 10.5D: $250
    Tan Suede Plain Toe Oxford(Plaza last) 10.5D, 11D: $195
    Madison Semi Brogue Blucher(Barrie last) 10.5D: $195
    Snuff Suede Plain toe Blucher(Barrie last) 10.5D: $250
     


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    Yeah, LS-sale was really unadvertised (walk in only). Call them for a listing of things in your size (although it is only bigger sizes in general)
     


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    It was posted in the LS Shop Talk blog.
     


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    Someone ought to grab that attorney shoe - perf captoe bal.
     


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    That is why we are the way we are. Stuff goes overseas because we need more money and more profit. Do you really need to make 300 to 400 dollar profit for one pair of shoes.I am still buying them, but damn if that was not an eye opener.At that price all you should get is perfection.
     


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    Which is why we get what we get because we keep buying them anyway.
     


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    I'm studying the picture of this Ravello PTB and realize that it looks much better than my pair. The difference being the dark welting and sole edge vs. the "antique stain" welt and sole edge on my pair. I may be doing a bit of customizing this weekend and will post before and after pics if I do. It's amazing how much the color and type of welting and sole can affect the look of a shoe...
     


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    My cost on that $515 shoe is about $325 ($250 cost, $15 shipping, $60 commission + % rent). So, at $195 I am losing $130.

    Still people are asking for more discount.

    We do this because obviously the market is smaller for sizes over 10. The most common size in the US is about 9-9.5 and in Asia about 8-9. Yet we always get complaints that we don't have enough large sizes. Now you know the reason.
     


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