well personally I'm the type of customer who prefers to purchase BV and any other designer good at a big department store like barneys, saks, etc. for a variety of reasons. I suppose the point of wanting to sell at such outlets included to reach consumers like me.TBH I think all premium brands should do this, if they sell to boutiques or dept stores they lose control overall.
But what happens to on-line stores like NaP, matches and Browns etc? Does that mean BV can only be bought from the official site? If so, I applaud that too, if someone wants a BV bag they can just as easily buy it from BV direct as via a intermediary store, it's not as though someone is limited by geography when on-line.
I have always wondered at the reasoning of these big, established brands wanting to be on sale in so many virtual/real stores (including dept on-line stores) it serves no purpose at all, just makes the brand look less exclusive. Hermes and LV get that right even though in both cases it is also pure illusion.
Saks SF only had nero and ebano veneta bags last Saturday. No resort at all. NM SF was stocked to the max with resort as well as the classics. I'll be in SF on Sunday and will report back.I spoke to my SA at SAKS around Christmas time, and he too informed that the Saks in SF will no longer going to carry BV - they were just going back to the warehouse. Sure enough, there are no more BV there.
I also prefer to purchase goods such as BV through stores like Saks and NM due to better return policies, sales, etc.
Could be, but I thought Gucci Group had always asked for money up front.I don't know if it's the same case. But last year Saks stopped carrying Bal. A member who has some kind of insider info, said Gucci group demands retailers full payment in advance, when they order bags from them. She said it might be one of the reasons they gave up selling Bal. BV is in Gucci group, too. So, might be the same senario?
You're right, when I bought from the stand alone store the return policy was only 10 days.My biggest complaint about buying from the stand alone stores (and I buy a lot from them) is their unreasonably short return policies. NM or Saks gives me more flexibility with time to return.
I bought a LV Keepall recently from a NM and the lovely saleswoman told me they are LV employees within the Neiman Marcus store.