Menswear: TKMAXX thread


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EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

7 Sep 2012 23:13
lol at this thread. there are people who are itk and resellers all over the country.

cannot believe folk are not aware of this. it's been a game of cat and mouse for 10 yrs. Roll Eyes
DY
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9619 posts since 9/6/11

7 Sep 2012 23:28
majority of those rick leathers are only going for 250-280 on ebay, still profit but the market seems proper flooded with them.
panda_693
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706 posts since 23/8/10

7 Sep 2012 23:31
guess everyone who was willing to spend 4-600 got their hands on one now, still a good quick profit though!
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

7 Sep 2012 23:32
that's because RO high water mark has been and gone; has been overstocked and is now well on the downward trajectory as far as a broader market is concerned.

same with every brand in the end. the mystique is gone, the supply and access to product goes up, the demand goes down.
josecc
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14 posts since 2/7/12

7 Sep 2012 23:37
But it is not a continuous flux, not even flooded, 5-10 jackets is not much when you see 50-100 All Saints new leathers sold at 150-200 average. So as someone has pointed out, the price of these will increase if the seller would have more patience, anyway, I was looking for a jacket in my size (L) and the price has not been lower than 400, only one used from 09 was sold at 300 hours ago.
DY
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9619 posts since 9/6/11

7 Sep 2012 23:39
theres more than 5-10 jackets on ebay now mate.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271046091413?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_566wt_1167

is an example, I've done offers on a few and people are willing to let them go at 350.
DY
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9619 posts since 9/6/11

7 Sep 2012 23:40
plus 400 for a rick owens is fucking crazy cheap. yet people aren't paying that on eBay atleast from what I can see.
josecc
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14 posts since 2/7/12

7 Sep 2012 23:47
That was the example of a jacket at 300 that I told you. Sorry mate my bad, 20-30 RO jackets but mostly XS and XL. TK offers these jackets at 150 (different from yoox at +500), but it is a fact that they do not have +k, so you could get your conclusions of when is the right moment to buy, now at 350 or in a month or two at +400.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

7 Sep 2012 23:53
josecc wrote: But it is not a continuous flux, not even flooded, 5-10 jackets is not much when you see 50-100 All Saints new leathers sold at 150-200 average. So as someone has pointed out, the price of these will increase if the seller would have more patience, anyway, I was looking for a jacket in my size (L) and the price has not been lower than 400, only one used from 09 was sold at 300 hours ago.

they are not made in massive numbers, so the stock coming into the outlets will of course be lower. I reported in this very thread RO being in tkm last year, dior years ago, so i can't see why people are getting so excited now as RO has been sold by bigger retailers since c2007. RO has been on Yoox for years and years but it was less well known then and only those who knew of it would buy . as i said before, i was knocking out RO harrods sale stock years ago, getting armfuls of £200 t/s for £30 and knocking them out on ebay for £110. know your market innit.
josecc
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14 posts since 2/7/12

7 Sep 2012 23:58
You are right mate, RO is getting seriously famous. Whatever, at the end of the day the majority of the buyers of these leather are outside UK, so we could consider these bargains another advantage of living in this awesome country.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

8 Sep 2012 00:04
you can "blame" it on appalling timing. the RO shop nr the american embassy opened 2/3 yrs too late and at a time when harvey nicks and harrods were hugely discounting at sale time, liberty less so but the market was flooded. i wouldn't be surprised if the stand alone store closes in the next year or so as the brands time in the UK to a broad market is most likely largely diminished
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

8 Sep 2012 00:19
i dont think RO needs "rescuing", it will just shrink back to a smaller scale brand (certainly in the UK)
josecc
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14 posts since 2/7/12

8 Sep 2012 00:21
That is very likely, and maybe in the future a big conglomerate will rescue the brand as MMM and many others. But now RO is more famous and there is opportunity of a bargain jacket or arbitrage knowing the place and the time.
josecc
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14 posts since 2/7/12

8 Sep 2012 00:26
We'll see mate, anyways I think none of these scenarios will be in the short term.
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

8 Sep 2012 00:26
Harrods never had 50+ leather jackets lined up at £150 each though did they. Also, Yoox mark old stuff up at like 75% retail. Some of this tkmaxx stuff is being sold at 7.5% retail price.
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

8 Sep 2012 01:39
Just my own opinion this but from my experience, demand for RO stuff is as high as it's ever been. The appeal for me has always been the classic street wear stuff so seasonal collections from the last few years featuring skirts and dresses are just an evolving side show. It doesn't change what I always liked about the brand in the first place.

eBay is not the same as it used to be 2-3 years ago. Auction format is dead for most fashion items, you put a leather jacket in an auction and it will die on it's arse. That in itself gives a false impression of a demand/value, like what DY said above. All this tkmaxx stuff isn't helping but I don't think it's a true reflection of where the brand is at outside of here and superfuture. So yea, everyone is selling their tkmaxx leathers for a only a few quid which must mean the brand is spiralling downwards, it's easy to think that but I don't see that. Here's 3 middle of the road rick leather's I sold in the last couple months.



All sold on the same places everyone is selling theirs at now.
deuce
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14089 posts since 21/1/08

8 Sep 2012 09:11
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eazypz
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3469 posts since 16/4/10

8 Sep 2012 09:56
Josecc picked one up in XS
deuce
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14089 posts since 21/1/08

8 Sep 2012 10:15
Yeah, I think the measurements are tiny though
carl lewis
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23965 posts since 14/10/04

8 Sep 2012 19:40
Selfridges got Rick really visable now so can help reselling prices.

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