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Why burberry is so expensive?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bjswifty, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    "Poasts", Learn to spell M8, especially when in the same post you are claiming that others are are behaving in dumb fashion.
    You should take a poal on that subject.
     
  2. Coburn

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    Otavalo the City?

    How do you arrange this?

    If you can live without the fancy label and name dropping, you can get custom made sweaters of much finer quality for much less. In fact, my favorite fisherman's sweaters are custom made to my measurements in Otavalo and are of better quality than any sweaters I have purchased for well over 100.00 in the US and Ireland and they cost me $125.00 for 4 including shipping.

    Custom made clothing and outerwear is always the way to go...its better quality and usually its cheaper than name brand shockingly.

    Years ago, I realized that when you buy from large manufacturers, the most expensive part of the item is usually the label.
     
  3. gorgekko

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    they purposely make them expensive so that chavs cant afford them anymore

    You think chavs were making the trip to Regent Street in London to buy Burberry at retail...or is it more likely they were buying knock-offs at flea markets and tourists shops?
     
  4. Strombollii

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    Otavalo the City?

    How do you arrange this?


    Yes. Details?
     
  5. acl1

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    Lol. read somewhere that fashion houses sell for an average of 17x what it costs to actually make a product.
     
  6. PTWilliams

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    why is water wet? [​IMG]

    I am certain this is a very hard question, much harder than the cost of burberry clothing.

    Wet is probably the property we used to describe water. Things are wet if they possess the property we ascribe to water.

    By this reasoning, expensive is the property we use to describe the cost of burberry.
     
  7. DLester

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    Lol. read somewhere that fashion houses sell for an average of 17x what it costs to actually make a product.

    sounds bad until you consider that on top of that cost, they have to pay people to design the clothes, market the clothes, run the company, etc. And they don't have much volume, relative to brands like Gap. The market for $1,000 sweaters is not large. I don't see how anyone makes money at it.
     
  8. DLester

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    I suspect that those sweaters are very fine, but keep in mind that some people are willing to pay more for a particular design. "quality" isn't the only important criteria.

    If you can live without the fancy label and name dropping, you can get custom made sweaters of much finer quality for much less. In fact, my favorite fisherman's sweaters are custom made to my measurements in Otavalo and are of better quality than any sweaters I have purchased for well over 100.00 in the US and Ireland and they cost me $125.00 for 4 including shipping.

    Custom made clothing and outerwear is always the way to go...its better quality and usually its cheaper than name brand shockingly.

    Years ago, I realized that when you buy from large manufacturers, the most expensive part of the item is usually the label.
     
  9. amplifiedheat

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    Burberry has to bring in money to pay its legal costs against makers of tartans that predate the Burberry check but are coincidentally similar to it. For instance, my tartan.

    Burberry is evil.
     
  10. Sebastian_Flyte

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    Actually, as someone who buys pricey clothes all the time, even *I'm* shocked by Burberry's prices lately.

    Their non-logo stuff is actually great. Just (now more than ever) insanely overpriced.
     
  11. jc1234

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    I suspect that those sweaters are very fine, but keep in mind that some people are willing to pay more for a particular design. "quality" isn't the only important criteria.

    There is always someone who can custom make the same type of thing better for less. Its really not about quality, cut, finish, materials, its about that little label they add when they are all done. That is what raises the price 300%

    Otavalo the City?

    How do you arrange this?


    Yes Otavalo, the city famous for their wool and wool products. There is a gentleman who sells direct from Otavalo on ebay, but if you buy 3 or more sweaters he will have them custom made in the style, color, and measurements you wish. At least he did that for me. They will last forever.
     
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    I would give Burberry a wide berth. They closed down their UK factory a couple of years ago and sacked all their staff, most had been there many years, they then contracted their production out to a company in the building next to me in HK who make it all in Shenzhen. Now they have the balls to start upping prices when production costs must be 10% of what they were before. They won't get one cent from me. I don't mind brands getting in made in China but reflect it in the cost, there is nothing luxury about a bunch of peasants toiling away for 16 hrs a day for peanuts. More and more seems to be going this route even though they don't admit.
     
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    There is always someone who can custom make the same type of thing better for less. Its really not about quality, cut, finish, materials, its about that little label they add when they are all done. That is what raises the price 300%

    As a Graphic Designer, I can make any label you'd like so you can buy knockoffs with a 100% accurate knock-off label! [​IMG]
     
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    I would give Burberry a wide berth. They closed down their UK factory a couple of years ago and sacked all their staff, most had been there many years, they then contracted their production out to a company in the building next to me in HK who make it all in Shenzhen. Now they have the balls to start upping prices when production costs must be 10% of what they were before. They won't get one cent from me. I don't mind brands getting in made in China but reflect it in the cost, there is nothing luxury about a bunch of peasants toiling away for 16 hrs a day for peanuts. More and more seems to be going this route even though they don't admit.

    Globalization my friend...

    People who thought prices will go down as a result of cutting labour costs were fools.
     
  17. DLester

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    There is always someone who can custom make the same type of thing better for less. Its really not about quality, cut, finish, materials, its about that little label they add when they are all done. That is what raises the price 300%
    Maybe for some items but I have never seen someone custom make a replica Burberry prorsum runway outfit. Someone could do it I suppose. That could be an expensive experiment. Most people here do not pay retail FYI.
     
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    You probably got a Burberry Brit or London from the department store. Both lines are pretty crappy. London has some decent stuff at times, but very overpriced. Brit, besides being overpriced, is just complete shit.

    London is indeed serviceable once discounted. I have a pair of its wool Oxford bags that I am fond of

    You should take a poal on that subject.

    A "How to spell 'M8'" poal doesn't say "popular attraction" to me

    I suspect that those sweaters are very fine, but keep in mind that some people are willing to pay more for a particular design. "quality" isn't the only important criteria.

    ^ This
     
  19. Bellum

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    I would give Burberry a wide berth. They closed down their UK factory a couple of years ago and sacked all their staff, most had been there many years, they then contracted their production out to a company in the building next to me in HK who make it all in Shenzhen. Now they have the balls to start upping prices when production costs must be 10% of what they were before. They won't get one cent from me. I don't mind brands getting in made in China but reflect it in the cost, there is nothing luxury about a bunch of peasants toiling away for 16 hrs a day for peanuts. More and more seems to be going this route even though they don't admit.

    +1

    Most Burberry I've seen in recent years has been underwhelming. The $120 boxer and t-shirt set they sell at Saks is a joke.
     
  20. amplifiedheat

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    I would give Burberry a wide berth.

    They're the United Fruit Company of clothiers. (Ironically, it's not Banana Republic.)
     

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