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Old 11-30-2014, 03:50 AM
 
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Actually, everything can't be found online unfortunately.

Tom Ford does not sell clothing online, for instance. The Madison Avenue boutique is the U.S. flagship, and it's heaven. The only other boutique that carries the full line is Tom Ford on Sloane Street in London. Ditto Hermes, Louis Vuitton RTW, Lanvin, Brioni, Giorgio Armani, Prada. Not to mention, Chanel and other haute couture lines for the ladies. The high-fashion has not fully embraced e-commerce. And not only clothing - it obviously extends to art. And high end jewelry and watches.

And besides, there is nothing more relaxing than being dropped off in front of Begdorf Goodman and being escorted into the private room with champaign waiting for you.

I truly feel sorry for people who don't live in iconic cities like New York and London. I always wonder how such people manage.
All this designer crap you mentioned isn't clothing that most people would consider necessary. You dear like to do boutique shopping. Good for you but I will stick with Carhartt and look just as good

Although I must admit I do use Tom Ford's cologne from the Private Collection.....but in case you didn't know HE SELLS THEM ONLINE on his WEBSITE. All things TF can be purchased on HIS WEBSITE.

As long as you get your free cupcakes I guess boutique shopping is worth it but it's not necessary. Such a shame that people need designer labels to feel good about themselves.
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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All this designer crap you mentioned isn't clothing that most people would consider necessary. You dear like to do boutique shopping. Good for you but I will stick with Carhartt and look just as good

Although I must admit I do use Tom Ford's cologne from the Private Collection.....but in case you didn't know HE SELLS THEM ONLINE on his WEBSITE. All things TF can be purchased on HIS WEBSITE.

As long as you get your free cupcakes I guess boutique shopping is worth it but it's not necessary. Such a shame that people need designer labels to feel good about themselves.
Tom Ford sells a very limited line online. I encourage you to walk into his Madison Avenue boutique if and whenever you're lucky enough to come to New York City... it's on another level and is pure bliss.

He only sells 12 shirts (out of the one hundred you'd find in his store), a few bags and some shoes online which is nothing nothing close to his full range. Tom Ford is known for his amazing suits...and doesn't sell them online which already makes the website useless. He doesn't sell coats, jackets, trousers, sweaters, for instance. You can't indulge in his on-site bespoke suit services. He doesn't sell womenswear online for the women. His website, like most designer websites, can not compare to what you see if you walk into his store.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:01 PM
 
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I encourage you to walk into his Madison Avenue boutique if and whenever you're lucky enough to come to New York City...
Native NY'er since 1969.....but thanks for the invitation regardless.

Enjoy your time in NYC.....
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I truly feel sorry for people who don't live in iconic cities like New York and London. I always wonder how such people manage.
For the vast majority of people, it is much easier to experience New York and London if you don't actually live in those cities.

It is pretty easy to travel and book hotels nowadays, in case you weren't aware.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Online shopping is the best experience. Most parts of America have good retail shopping and you get to haul your stuff home in a car and park in front of your house.

I found some of the bodegas in different neighborhoods to have unique ethnic food items.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Montréal & New York area
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Paramus, NJ has more and better shopping than Manhattan/NYC
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I am addicted to Asics Gel running shoes. Have saved a ton on eBay and Amazon compared to Paragon, which used to be my go to store. I did go to Paragon a couple of weeks ago for something and they did not even have the latest pair I got on eBay. Say hello if you see me in these.

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Old 12-01-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Montréal & New York area
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Do your research. Paramus is a town with four malls, and makes more money in annual retail sale than any other sip code in the nation despite closed on Sundays

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Old 12-01-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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I dunno, Ginza is pretty sweet to. Also OP, this **** is getting old.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: nyc
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really now. So what's the advantage of paying 20-25% more for the same goods than you would pay in another store? On line, well that's another story. Chains are the same everywhere, whether a Nordstom's or a Saks or a Macy's; whether in Manhattan, NY or Manhattan Beach, Ca. that's why they are called chains. And paying NYC rent for the privilege of buying there makes no sense to me, unless, of course one buys a souvenir purchase, to say "I bought this on my last visit to NY". That makes sense.
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