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True Religion Jeans at Target?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mrpologuy, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Lysol

    Lysol Senior member

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    Why doesn't someone go get a pair of them and check the details?
     
  3. joey_formal

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    ...and a quick post script. above i said the jury was out on target selling fake coach bags. i was wrong. coach dropped the charges. they were indeed legit.

    http://www.startribune.com/535/story/762098.html

    damage. control.

    good find, damage controll it is, gotta love the consolidators
     
  4. Lysol

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    Why doesn't someone go get a pair of them and check the details?

    and pick me up one of these while you're at it:

    [​IMG]
     
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    i think we're both arguing the same side of the coin. i just think that it's more likely that whoever true religion sold their stock to, sold it to target than that target deals with a company that sells counterfeit merchandise. vendors get into serious bidding wars to sell to target, it's not likely that a vendor that target deals with has millions of dollars in counterfeit jeans lying around and is willing to face finanical ruin and criminal prosecution over it.

    i think true religion claiming they're fake might be more damage control than anything else.

    again, i could totally be wrong, but on the surface that's what it looks like to me.

    That is exactly where I was going with my question as well. Speaking from my experience in the industry I agree with you. It is highly probable that True Religion sold product to a jobber. That jobber turned around and sold the product to Target. True Religion can say with all honesty that they did not sell the product to Target and they are not in the habit of selling to discounters etc. etc.

    I too doubt Target would risk dealing in counterfeit merchandise, knowing that it would mean all sorts of bad press.

    Of course this is just one possibility and one I have encountered many times over the years. Another of course is Target was lazy and stupid and bought fake jeans and thought no one would find out. I doubt this but hey who knows? Stranger things have happened.
     
  6. hermes

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    they are real

    there was an article in the detroit free press a few weeks ago about a new project target was experimenting called "FIND" in 80 select stores around the country

    target will be selling limited amounts of actual designer goods in select stores at discounted prices but only for a few set weeks at a time and then the goods will disappear and new ones reappear - it's supposed to be totally random and inconsistent to surprise and amuse shoppers and are goods that normally are not sold at target



    this is similar to what tj maxx stores are doing in that select tj maxx stores have "RUNWAY AT MAXX" sections with higher end designer goods are being sold - the one in michigan that i've seen with it is the one at southfield and 13 mile in beverly hills whereby a large number of car shoe, prada, armani and dolce e gabbana goods were available along with 575, earnest sewn and that tovarnti so limited edition denim - small selection and nothing to write home about but it's going to be a rotating thing as well so maybe will improve with time
     
  7. denimdestroyedmylife

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    remember that business about Urban Outfitters unknowingly selling Thai fake Levis? i ask to illustrate a point, no answer required. EDIT: hermes just rendered my post irrelevant. but i will leave it for the sake of posterity.
     
  8. hermes

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    here's the article:

    By Georgea Kovanis
    Detroit Free Press

    (MCT)


    MAXX RUNWAY NEEDS WORK

    Intrigued by the new designer department at T.J. Maxx, I hit the store the other day only to be ... underwhelmed.

    I shopped the T.J. Maxx at 13 Mile and Southfield in Detroit and while I saw some lovely things -- including a gray Giorgio Armani dress with empire waist for $599.99 (the tag indicated the regular price was $2,275), the displays were so poorly marked and so messy, even I couldn't get excited about shopping.

    The designer area is called Runway at Maxx and it promises high-end designer items at up to 60 percent off regular prices. It's the T.J. Maxx version of the Back Room at Loehmann's.

    The Runway area is supposed to be marked by purple and black signs. But the signs I saw were poorly positioned and didn't stand out. Even though Runway is near the store's entrance, I walked right past it.

    The merchandise was arranged haphazardly -- more haphazard than the usual endearing mess that is T.J. Maxx.

    Dresses on hangers were twisted around each other. I worried for the welfare of the clothes. Should fine designerwear -- or even my own non-designer jeans and sweaters -- be treated this way?

    The display of women's jeans -- including Antik jeans for $99 (regularly $240, according to the tag) -- was arranged more neatly.

    A small offering of men's suits, including a sumptuous wool blazer by Prada for $499.99 (no original price tag) hangs without fanfare.

    I hope Runway gets better.



    WHAT DID YOU FIND AT THE FIND?
    Target is selling designer wear as part of the Find, a new concept it's testing in 80 stores.

    The idea is to surprise shoppers with discounted high-end items they wouldn't expect to find at Target.

    So far, the offerings have included premium denim at a huge discount, Dooney & Bourke purses and Tommy Hilfiger shirts for men.

    Merchandise will change frequently.
     
  9. weirdnjfan1

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    Well ish, I'm gonna have to take a ride over there tomorrow after class and see what's going on. BTW, I'm in Jersey so I guess that my luck is a 50/50 chance of the one closest to Brookdale having them.
     
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    when i was like 16 or 17 and in high school, this amazingly beautiful, super popular girl i was friendly with from a class we had together but who, due to societal standards, would never be caught dead mingling with the likes of my skateboard riding, punk rocker self, got drunk at a party i was at. after an undecipherable conversation and using my unparalleled charm and wit we found our way to making out behind a porch umbrella.

    i was proud of myself, told some close friends, they told their friends and eventually an entire town new. what else could this girl do but claim that i was lying? her entire existence was based on her station in the high school food chain. so i was branded a liar and she saved a little face and probably walked away better from the situation after it was reaffirmed that she would never do something so lowly.

    a few years later some friends of mine ran into her at a bar in our old hometown and got her to admit that she and i had carnal relations. the damage was still done though.

    same situation. [​IMG]
     
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    you understand we're talking about fake jeans and not balco right? i thought the using the phrase "a very reliable source" instead of just saying "i called true religion" was a bit dramatic in this instance.

    You clearly don't understand much the rules of retail. Here's a very common scenario:

    Someone posts on a message board that a "reliable source" has told them there will be shipments of a new game system to Walmarts a week early and you can go in and buy them if you ask the game department manager. They have them stored in the back.

    You, thinking, "it's just a game system," guilt them into divulging their source. Their source happens to be their sister-in-law who works for the corporate office. You call the corporate office to "verify" before making the 20 mi trip to your local Walmart.

    Sister gets fired. All pre-sales get pulled.

    Go read Fatwallet.com or any shopping or deals sites. It's people like you, people who can't understand the concept of ambiguity, that potentially ruin it for everyone else.

    It's not as cut and dry as you may believe.
     
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    You clearly don't understand much the rules of retail. Here's a very common scenario:

    Someone posts on a message board that a "reliable source" has told them there will be shipments of a new game system to Walmarts a week early and you can go in and buy them if you ask the game department manager. They have them stored in the back.

    You, thinking, "it's just a game system," guilt them into divulging their source. Their source happens to be their sister-in-law who works for the corporate office. You call the corporate office to "verify" before making the 20 mi trip to your local Walmart.

    Sister gets fired. All pre-sales get pulled.

    Go read Fatwallet.com or any shopping or deals sites. It's people like you, people who can't understand the concept of ambiguity, that potentially ruin it for everyone else.

    It's not as cut and dry as you may believe.

    I missed the part where Lysol held a gun to his head.
     
  14. mrpologuy

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    I didn't think this thread would take off like this. I am posting pics tomorrow afternnon.
     
  15. WatchGuy

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    It's funny to think that people make (and buy) fake TR jeans.
     
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    It's funny to think that people make (and buy) fake TR jeans.
    It's funnier that people pay full retail for the real ones.
     
  17. denimdestroyedmylife

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    when i was like 16 or 17 and in high school, this amazingly beautiful, super popular girl i was friendly with from a class we had together but who, due to societal standards, would never be caught dead mingling with the likes of my skateboard riding, punk rocker self, got drunk at a party i was at. after an undecipherable conversation and using my unparalleled charm and wit we found our way to making out behind a porch umbrella. i was proud of myself, told some close friends, they told their friends and eventually an entire town new. what else could this girl do but claim that i was lying? her entire existence was based on her station in the high school food chain. so i was branded a liar and she saved a little face and probably walked away better from the situation after it was reaffirmed that she would never do something so lowly. a few years later some friends of mine ran into her at a bar in our old hometown and got her to admit that she and i had carnal relations. the damage was still done though. same situation. [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  18. mrpologuy

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    Here is the response I got from True Religion:


    Dear True Religion Brand Jeans Online Customer:

    We are aggressively investigating the appearance of True Religion Brand Jeans
    selling at Target stores, an unauthorized channel not sold by True Religion
    Apparel, Inc. We suspect that some counterfeit goods are circulating here in
    the United States and the Company is actively working with Federal and State
    agencies to identify the source and to prohibit these goods from entering the
    country.

    Kind Regards,

    Customer Service
    True Religion Online
     
  19. TrojanGarb

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    Hah, if thats not the most ambiguous response.

    "We don't sell to target" "There are fake jeans being made and sold" "we dont like counterfeiters"

    Completely unrelated statements, yet somehow they manage to lead the reader to tie them together. So they are actually saying NOTHING, but some will inevitably think target sells counterfeit jeans.

    Yep, lawyer sp34k damage control. Notice how they neither deny Target has the jeans nor claim they are counterfeit.
     
  20. watchman

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    From TR, customers came to the store where I work asking about it so we called and got that as our answer.

    as for where TR belongs, I completely agree, granted it sells well for us because people just love that name brand


    joey where do you work?
     

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