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Old 01-16-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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You mean now I'm going to have to wander through a mall with the unwashed masses any time I desire an $1150 flesh colored onesie?

Unacceptable!!!!!

https://www.tomford.com/viscose-body...SABEgLcnPD_BwE
That looks familiar.

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Old 01-18-2019, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Default Tom Ford leaving Shops at Buckhead

So, just as the title says....Tom Ford is leaving. The store is moving into the old Giorgio Armani location in Phipps. I`m saddened by this news but I cant help but say “I knew it”. I`m just so tired of this city aspiring to build what other cities have. They build these developments and they fail, then they have to spend millions on research and redevelopment to rebrand the freakin thing..... Aside from that, the CEO and developer, Oliver Mc Million is trying to sell the entire thing, and they are spending so much resources to attract “Upper level mid scale luxury”....Whatever that means, I guess they don’t want Topshop but they know they cant get the traffic they need with a D&G or Chanel like River Oaks District... Anywho, anybody else annoyed that this development is already beginning its transition to become more “affordable”? I`m glad Tom Ford knows they can make more money, perhaps in a different location but it makes me wonder about some of the other brands such a Etro, that I heard have been struggling since day 1.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:34 PM
 
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Tom Ford relocating to Phipps
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:58 AM
 
Location: 30080
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I said when it was announced that I didn't think the few people here that have money like that would be able to support that place. The few times i've been to shake shack that place has been like a ghost town outside of the restaurants.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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I personally don't think many of those stores will survive in Atlanta.

PREDICTION: By 2019, Buckhead Atlanta will feature a few better than average stores, but also utilitarian stores like a CVS and a Chick-fil-A.
So Exactly What is Going to Be At Buckhead Atlanta?

I guess I was off by a little bit in terms of timing, but I wonder if my prediction will come true.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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So Exactly What is Going to Be At Buckhead Atlanta?

I guess I was off by a little bit in terms of timing, but I wonder if my prediction will come true.
Sam Massell and the Buckhead Coalition have been pushing for more "regular" retail for years. With all the massive new residential development up in the Village, more drugstores would be great. This area has the potential to be the most walkable part of the city, but it will require plenty of places for folks to accomplish their everyday errands.
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:15 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Sam Massell and the Buckhead Coalition have been pushing for more "regular" retail for years. With all the massive new residential development up in the Village, more drugstores would be great. This area has the potential to be the most walkable part of the city, but it will require plenty of places for folks to accomplish their everyday errands.
Exactly. There are plenty of established commercial districts like Highland Park Village (Dallas), Mizner Plaza (Boca Raton), English Village (Birmingham) and Park Avenue (Orlando) that combine high-end retail with stores of a more prosaic nature (grocery, drug, etc). I'd actually prefer this, as it would give it more of a 'town center' type of feel.
Frankly, I'd love to see Publix and B&N lured away from The Peach to the other side of Peachtree. The Peach is so dated to me, especially considering its location.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I said when it was announced that I didn't think the few people here that have money like that would be able to support that place. The few times i've been to shake shack that place has been like a ghost town outside of the restaurants.
Yeah, but looks can be deceiving. If you only have 5 folks walk into your store all day long and they each spend $5,000, you’re good. If you have 12 folks walk into your store and each spends $2,000; you’re good. Christian Dior doesn’t operate under the same circumstances that J. Crew does. And because of the types of stores there you are ONLY going to pull folks in that can afford it and are ready to buy. It’s a small market.

I’m not surprised that Tom Ford left for Phipps though. It’s smart. More foot traffic, which means more chances to catch a random shopper. And I agree with those that have and are saying that SOB/BA/BV (whatever it is that you call it) needs to add variety. I’ve only driven through there once, maybe twice. But I’m not on Hermès’ clientele list, either.
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Yeah, but looks can be deceiving. If you only have 5 folks walk into your store all day long and they each spend $5,000, you’re good. If you have 12 folks walk into your store and each spends $2,000; you’re good. Christian Dior doesn’t operate under the same circumstances that J. Crew does. And because of the types of stores there you are ONLY going to pull folks in that can afford it and are ready to buy. It’s a small market.

I’m not surprised that Tom Ford left for Phipps though. It’s smart. More foot traffic, which means more chances to catch a random shopper. And I agree with those that have and are saying that SOB/BA/BV (whatever it is that you call it) needs to add variety. I’ve only driven through there once, maybe twice. But I’m not on Hermès’ clientele list, either.

Yea except it's been noted more than once that many of those stores are struggling, not thriving off of a customer or two per day. That place has struggled since it opened.
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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Call it Buckhead Village.


And make it a true well-mixed, yet high-end, retail village.
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