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Old 11-11-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Haha, you mean Macy's Day Parade.

Macy's in L.A. is quite nice, but overpriced. Shop at Macy's, order at Amazon.
"Overpriced"?! Macy's is the LAST place I'd think of, to call "overpriced". You do realize, don't you, that it's pretty routine, to be able to buy their stuff at huge discounts? Even 40-50% off is not unusual.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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I don't shop frequently enough at the mall to get most sales, but I'm an opportunistic shopper when I see sales. I haven't been inside Macy's since the last holiday season. My impressions are from their every day prices.

Actually I hate sales. I wish all stores could just have fair, competitive prices year 'round.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Long Island, New York
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"Overpriced"?! Macy's is the LAST place I'd think of, to call "overpriced". You do realize, don't you, that it's pretty routine, to be able to buy their stuff at huge discounts? Even 40-50% off is not unusual.
The Macy's nearest me is a smaller one in a small shopping center...this shopping center is like a long strip center that at the end forms a L ...and the L is Macy's...so it gives the appearance to be alone...like a free standing store...

And you're right as it always has good discounts and this specific store has survived being placed on the closing list....and is always well staffed with a friendly and knowledgeable employees...kinda like a throw back to enjoyable shopping.

Their google reviews

https://www.google.com/search?source...3e64ecf27f38,1,,,

And their store closing list

https://www.thebalancesmb.com/macys-...osings-2892434
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Ah, but you are just wrong in your assumptions. I order about 100 orders/year so I kind of know them well. I've been a member since 2005, and Prime for several years.

Even though Prime, Prime Wardrobe comes in one box and takes about a week shipping. It has to arrive in one box because your 7 day return period starts the day you receive the shipment. Shipping is free both directions. No charge until you tell them what you are sending back. No charge at all if you didn't like anything. The only chore is re-packing the items. I already have everything but one pair of Uggs repacked.

What do you mean "wastes packaging?" If I keep it I recycle it. If I return it they recycle it. Again, it doesn't work unless everything arrives in one box. That's when your 7 day trial period begins.

Not to be unkind, but I think you are rushing to assumptions that you do not know are true. I'm sure I'll try Amazon Wardrobe again, maybe to get a smaller CK t-shirt, one that fits. There's a 3 item minimum. I saw some briefs I forgot to add so all I need is one more item and I can do a second trial of this new Amazon service. I plan to start a topic when I have enough take.
I buy some things at Amazon, rarely clothing. I recently purchased some dresses and they came in a giant box with the air bubbles. It could have come in an envelope.

Amazon’s sure lacks the ability to discover stuff. There isn’t really a way to window shop or contextualize the items. I like the concept of lookbooks. You need to start with cotton black t-shirt and somehow narrow down 2000 choices.

Search is also terrible. For example I was loooking for leggings for my printed Halloween costume. There were 1000 results. Most didn’t have my size and I couldn’t filter for that. Many had shipping dates after Halloween. I tried to narrow for things like workout pants, but many of the results were solid colors.

It was super frustrating.

I thought about trying prime wardrobe but couldn’t find enough stuff. It was a pretty annoying experience. Amazon is not America’s next great clothing shop.

When you go to department store it is organized by brand or theme. Really great stores mix in accessories and everything you need to complete the outfit - at least in the display. Amazon has none of that.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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You haven't discovered how to use the correct search terms. Be specific as you can. It's just like Google.

Wait until Amazon gets those brick and mortar stores. But no, they aren't going to replace major clothing retailers. So far my experience with Amazon Wardrobe is good. I intend to ship the return stuff on Tuesday.

Amazon isn't the be all, end all. It's just another option. I bought some Ugg boots locally that I really liked. I liked them so much I bought a second pair on Amazon for 10% less, and that was before my Amazon Prime Visa 5% cash rewards was applied. Plus I didn't have to spend 90 minutes to drive back to the brick and mortar store which is not very near me.

Amazon Prime Wardrobe isn't intended to supplant brick and mortar stores. It's intended to augment them.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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You haven't discovered how to use the correct search terms. Be specific as you can. It's just like Google.

Wait until Amazon gets those brick and mortar stores. But no, they aren't going to replace major clothing retailers. So far my experience with Amazon Wardrobe is good. I intend to ship the return stuff on Tuesday.

Amazon isn't the be all, end all. It's just another option. I bought some Ugg boots locally that I really liked. I liked them so much I bought a second pair on Amazon for 10% less, and that was before my Amazon Prime Visa 5% cash rewards was applied. Plus I didn't have to spend 90 minutes to drive back to the brick and mortar store which is not very near me.

Amazon Prime Wardrobe isn't intended to supplant brick and mortar stores. It's intended to augment them.
This is why online shopping doesn’t work, it eliminates the window shopping part. Where malls and brick and mortar excel is helping you find what you didn’t know you wanted. When I am clothing shilopping, I’m looking to evoke a mood or feeling. You can’t search on Amazon for “interesting party dress” and expect to find what you want.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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Actually I hate sales. I wish all stores could just have fair, competitive prices year 'round.
Well, that suuure didn't work for JCP. That's what it tried to do. It was almost the nail in their coffin!

Department store shoppers are just TOOO addicted to sales (coupons and discounts). It's their crack. (no offense)
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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This is why online shopping doesn’t work, it eliminates the window shopping part. Where malls and brick and mortar excel is helping you find what you didn’t know you wanted. When I am clothing shilopping, I’m looking to evoke a mood or feeling. You can’t search on Amazon for “interesting party dress” and expect to find what you want.
That's a bad search. Try adding the brand and more info. I would expect to get dozens of pages of results with such loosely worded search terms.

As I said, it isn't to replace in person shopping. It's meant to complement that. If you already know what you want (like my Ugg boots) then order from Amazon and save money.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:56 PM
 
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By all means, share any info you've gleaned from reading biz biographies.
Check your direct messages.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I personally like JCPenney nowadays better than I have about several to 10+ yrs ago. Their prices are good & their style has improved. I've bought a good amount of clothing from them throughout the yrs. They have a pretty good amount of coupons to use too.
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