Random Fashion Questions: How can be such price discrepancy???


Centurionone
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1733 posts since 30/3/11

18 Nov 2021 08:20
https://www.ssense.com/en-gb/men/product/john-elliott/hemi-oversized-shirt/7344871

https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/product/john-elliott/clothing/checked-shirts/hemi-distressed-checked-cotton-flannel-shirt/13452677152491791

The same shirt same season
Copper
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3057 posts since 29/11/11

18 Nov 2021 08:33
cos garment bag
swiftus
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1808 posts since 1/7/09

18 Nov 2021 08:38
Likely that retailers will be given an RRP (or a minimum retail price). Other than that, the retailers can sell it for whatever they want, i.e. the most they think their customers will pay for it. Some retailers may inflate the price of one item in a collection, and go low (i.e. minimum retail price) on others. This makes customers price check, and see that the majority of their items are cheaper than competitors.
ismvil
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2057 posts since 16/9/11

18 Nov 2021 08:39
Even cheaper in SSENSE private sale
Rirawin
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9623 posts since 17/7/05

18 Nov 2021 08:39
How can she slap
ismvil
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18 Nov 2021 08:48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4akMaeZ0-k

You win Rira
Razorlight123
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18 Nov 2021 10:38
That video is always a winner

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
FLG
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5894 posts since 21/5/04

18 Nov 2021 10:43
swiftus wrote: Likely that retailers will be given an RRP (or a minimum retail price). Other than that, the retailers can sell it for whatever they want, i.e. the most they think their customers will pay for it. Some retailers may inflate the price of one item in a collection, and go low (i.e. minimum retail price) on others. This makes customers price check, and see that the majority of their items are cheaper than competitors.
That would be classed as price fixing which isn't allowed
https://cheatingorcompeting.campaign.gov.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAkNiMBhCxARIsAIDDKNX4t8whsdbXUxxm-FlQO8ROTDjq-AuhVQee9DB8tgnA_3X48iHkcxIaAkcDEALw_wcB
Oddly there's been a wording change from RRP to SRP suggested retail price lately, I don't see the difference personally.
swiftus
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18 Nov 2021 11:12
FLG wrote: That would be classed as price fixing which isn't allowed
https://cheatingorcompeting.campaign.gov.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAkNiMBhCxARIsAIDDKNX4t8whsdbXUxxm-FlQO8ROTDjq-AuhVQee9DB8tgnA_3X48iHkcxIaAkcDEALw_wcB
Oddly there's been a wording change from RRP to SRP suggested retail price lately, I don't see the difference personally.

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I'm not saying the 'rivals' are co-ordinating their efforts.
FLG
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18 Nov 2021 15:40
swiftus wrote: Likely that retailers will be given an RRP (or a minimum retail price).
That isn't allowed as it would be deemed as price fixing. A brand cannot tell a retailer what min, max or fixed price to sell the goods. Hence the terms RRP/SRP.
YLAup
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5872 posts since 5/9/11

18 Nov 2021 15:55

Haha class
swiftus
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18 Nov 2021 16:03
FLG wrote:
swiftus wrote: Likely that retailers will be given an RRP (or a minimum retail price).
That isn't allowed as it would be deemed as price fixing. A brand cannot tell a retailer what min, max or fixed price to sell the goods. Hence the terms RRP/SRP.

Having been a buyer of men's clothing brands, if you sell for less than RRP, that brand won't be dealing with you again. RRP is the minimum price.

So yes, you're technically correct. Reality is different from the classroom.
FLG
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18 Nov 2021 17:23
swiftus wrote: Having been a buyer of men's clothing brands, if you sell for less than RRP, that brand won't be dealing with you again. RRP is the minimum price.

So yes, you're technically correct. Reality is different from the classroom.
Being pedantic here but that would then fall under restriction of trade Laughing out loud
eazypz
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3584 posts since 16/4/10

18 Nov 2021 18:05
Looks like it was a typo, price has been corrected now
Joe Bloggs
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418 posts since 28/9/10

18 Nov 2021 19:49
Interestingly though SSENSE has software that scours the internet for the same product at cheapest price and will automatically price match. Race to the bottom stuff.
Gonzo
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22 posts since 21/4/15

19 Nov 2021 10:16
On line retail is basically a Dutch auction now…
swiftus
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1808 posts since 1/7/09

19 Nov 2021 10:54
Gonzo wrote: On line retail is basically a Dutch auction now…

It is for the bargain hunters.

I do think there's more to consider when choosing a retailer to buy from than just price.

Delivery time, ease of return, independent over corporate…Just depends on how much you care at the end of the day. Too many people are blinded by price and price alone.
Gonzo
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22 posts since 21/4/15

19 Nov 2021 11:30
Absolutely.
Unfortunately for the independents the collections that they carry will take an order from anybody.
Other than a big order what do Engineered Garments , Kapital etc have in common with Mr P, Matches, etc
If they were a collection with that much bandied word "integrity" they would tell these big corporate companies to do one.However once they get a taste of the size of order that these behemoths hand out they can't say no . They ( Mr P etc) are there to sell big brands like Prada, Boss et al. The consequences being that there timeless collections are forever on sale at 30,40,50,60,70,80% discounts somewher and if you are patient you don't have to wait long.
The indies out there need to say to the suppliers that have their feet in both camps to make up there minds as to what they are and who they want to be associated with; a. a cool brand for the indies or b. money hungry would be corporate whores.
The indies should move on, there's plenty out there if you look for it.
BTW the virtue signaling "support your local indie thread" died a death very quicklyRoll Eyes
Centurionone
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1733 posts since 30/3/11

19 Nov 2021 12:42
eazypz wrote: Looks like it was a typo, price has been corrected now

That's because I pointed it out I think Laughing out loud
Centurionone
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1733 posts since 30/3/11

19 Nov 2021 12:44
swiftus wrote:
Gonzo wrote: On line retail is basically a Dutch auction now…

It is for the bargain hunters.

I do think there's more to consider when choosing a retailer to buy from than just price.

Delivery time, ease of return, independent over corporate…Just depends on how much you care at the end of the day. Too many people are blinded by price and price alone.


You would have to have very deep pockets to pay £605 vs £345 , even if it is your to go retailer Laughing out loud