Random Fashion Questions: The new (Bell) End Clothing website


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swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

1 Jul 2021 21:39
probably explains why their styling is so shit
toin
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2127 posts since 1/4/13

9 Jul 2021 11:01
Does anyone have an emailaddress I can send complaints to? Their webform doesnt work for me, tried various browsers etc.
gaffer
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592 posts since 13/4/05

9 Jul 2021 12:08

[email protected]
toin
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2127 posts since 1/4/13

9 Jul 2021 14:04
figured they might have a specific emailaddress but cheers!
Razorlight123
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posted 23 Apr 2022 08:36, edited 23 Apr 2022 08:36
Was anyone else aware of this shout out from End Clothing co-founder?!

https://www.drapersonline.com/people/my-fashion-life/christiaan-ashworth

MoB
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37338 posts since 31/8/04

23 Apr 2022 08:45
a long term og fuker is an end employee so no surprise
Sholto
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23 Apr 2022 08:52
The site is getting shout outs by one of the country's most eminent fashion stores and meanwhile no one can even sign up ffs Laughing out loud
Razorlight123
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23 Apr 2022 09:24
This is an article from 2010, so quite early days for The End…
Hanto
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23 Apr 2022 10:00
Yeah they used to do competitions and all sorts on here. I think the place they get inspiration from now is just whatever any niche retailer is flogging and kill their business, E.g. And Wander and Alpha Shadows.
Rez
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8916 posts since 5/4/09

23 Apr 2022 10:07
Niche shop to end clothing to Mr porter pipeline seems to be getting even quicker than too!
Razorlight123
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23 Apr 2022 11:22
It was sold to a US investor group in the end. So bound to go down the pan - No Chelsea.

I'm surprised we as long term fukers haven't grouped up to form some sort of business. Especially given the wide ranging knowledge of heads on here.
Hanto
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posted 23 Apr 2022 15:52, edited 23 Apr 2022 15:52
Razorlight123 wrote: It was sold to a US investor group in the end. So bound to go down the pan - No Chelsea.

I'm surprised we as long term fukers haven't grouped up to form some sort of business. Especially given the wide ranging knowledge of heads on here.

I'd love to source products. I just have no interest in the business side of things! Laughing out loud
Razorlight123
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posted 23 Apr 2022 16:39, edited 23 Apr 2022 16:39
I'm definitely the numbers side of things - budgeting, forecasts, reporting, margin%

So long as the product aligns with our brand and attracts our target audience - I'm good with allowing someone else to source products.

I've worked alongside buyers, but I've not been in a buyer role - But I just don't get how it works for a retailer, for example, how does an unknown retailer in its infancy like The End, get brands on board like, Folk & YMC.
Gonzo
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23 Apr 2022 16:56
Folk and YMC will sell to anyone with a website EG, Vis etc any amount of money and ass kissing and you're in.
Gonzo
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23 Apr 2022 16:58
You also have to have a strong desire to deal with people who don't want to pay full price for anything.

Online is like a dutch auction now… how low can you go?
Razorlight123
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posted 23 Apr 2022 17:07, edited 23 Apr 2022 17:07
It depends though. I agree with End, that, that kind of market is saturated and done for a new player to get into.

But Retailers like SSENSE and LNCC have stocked unique brands/designers @ high prices and been successful with it.

I personally think there's an emerging customer base over the next few years, from research some new retailers I've seen have tried to attract them, but they do it in such a shit way imo.
Hanto
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23 Apr 2022 18:58
What you want to find is a business like This Thing of Ours I think. Unique enough that it's pieces are hard to come by.
swiftus
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24 Apr 2022 07:16
Razorlight123 wrote: But Retailers like SSENSE and LNCC have stocked unique brands/designers @ high prices and been successful with it.

Lncc not a good example… OG owners sold out after it quickly became unsustainable. Only works now because it is part of a large group. Even then, wouldn't be surprised if it was just about breaking even
Rez
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24 Apr 2022 10:21
Hanto wrote: What you want to find is a business like This Thing of Ours I think. Unique enough that it's pieces are hard to come by.

Most interesting small shop in the UK right now imo
Crackajack
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8136 posts since 21/4/05

24 Apr 2022 11:00
Saw posters for their collaboration with Mackintosh in central London and was quite surprised.