The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Vermilion » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:28 pm

I've seen Jack Wills in quite a few towns & cities, never shopped there though.

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by Jenuall » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:37 pm

Which is the shop that's a bit like Jack Wills but they can't be arsed to turn the lights on properly so you basically have to go around in the dark deciding whether or not you like clothes that you can't actually strawberry floating see! :fp:

That needs to close pronto.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:09 pm

Jenuall wrote:Which is the shop that's a bit like Jack Wills but they can't be arsed to turn the lights on properly so you basically have to go around in the dark deciding whether or not you like clothes that you can't actually strawberry floating see! :fp:

That needs to close pronto.

Hollister? The one with the seagull logo and the stupid beach house decking outside their shops?

Yeah strawberry float them.

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by Vermilion » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:55 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Which is the shop that's a bit like Jack Wills but they can't be arsed to turn the lights on properly so you basically have to go around in the dark deciding whether or not you like clothes that you can't actually strawberry floating see! :fp:

That needs to close pronto.

Hollister? The one with the seagull logo and the stupid beach house decking outside their shops?

Yeah strawberry float them.


Weren't they the store which also had giant screens showing surfers instead of window displays?

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by Lex-Man » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:11 pm

It's abercrombie and fitch that I've never understood, all their clothes look like they've been worn for about three years when they're new.

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by Jenuall » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:23 pm

Aren't Abercrombie the ones with the half naked models hanging around outside their shops as well? :dread:

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by Lex-Man » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:25 pm

Jenuall wrote:Aren't Abercrombie the ones with the half naked models hanging around outside their shops as well? :dread:



Yeah and inside, they turn the lights down so it's more like a nightclub than a shop.

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by Drumstick » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:43 pm

They also don't let people not deemed attractive into their shops, so the rumour goes.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:02 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Aren't Abercrombie the ones with the half naked models hanging around outside their shops as well? :dread:



Yeah and inside, they turn the lights down so it's more like a nightclub than a shop.


I don't know, I've never been into one.

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by floydfreak » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:20 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Aren't Abercrombie the ones with the half naked models hanging around outside their shops as well? :dread:



Yeah and inside, they turn the lights down so it's more like a nightclub than a shop.


:fp: :dread:

Drumstick » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:43 pm

They also don't let people not deemed attractive into their shops, so the rumour goes.


:dread:

stupid selling point isnt it if that is true so unless you look like a Love Island twat or have a man bag roadman look

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by Lex-Man » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:25 pm

floydfreak wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Aren't Abercrombie the ones with the half naked models hanging around outside their shops as well? :dread:



Yeah and inside, they turn the lights down so it's more like a nightclub than a shop.


:fp: :dread:

Drumstick » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:43 pm

They also don't let people not deemed attractive into their shops, so the rumour goes.


:dread:

stupid selling point isnt it if that is true so unless you look like a Love Island twat or have a man bag roadman look


They've let me into their shops so it's probably not true. I think they've paid people not to wear their clothes though.

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:53 pm

My friend worked for A&F at uni. They hired people based almost entirely on looks and got around discrimination laws by classifying all shop assistant roles as 'modeling'.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by gaminglegend » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:35 am

Drumstick wrote:Jack Wills is massively overpriced for a fairly basic range of clothing. Nothing special about them whatever, simple hoodie with the letters JW on.

"That'll be £65 please."

Or a plain t-shirt with the same JW letters on for (only) £25.


I think it appeals to a certain demographic but it’s seen as a ‘wealthier’ brand. Now Mike Ashley’s taken over and if it’s anything like House of Fraser it’ll start turning into sports direct inside stores, JW in Sports Direct stores and completely losing its audience.

That said when I looked on their website last week I thought all their designs were ugly. Was like a times new Roman font on a t shirt as well

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