January 30, 2008 at 17:21:37 Jan 30, 2008 @ 17:21
Originally posted by Inactive UserLol? You don't think Goodfoot could blow up that big or relatively that big? do YOU know anything about retail or business? is the purpose of business to maintain and/or decrease? if the owner is has biz smarts (which he does im assuming hes opening like 4 stores in 1 year) he would blow it up to that capacity and sell it off as a chain. take a look at how the store has grown over the few years it has been around. 1 store in every major city in canada... like 4-5 stores here in tdot alone. and if correct me if im wrong, i saw on one of their shirts since 2003??? in 5 years they established an empire through out canada and youre telling me there are no private investors or big money capitol involved? youre telling me hes gonna stop right there and not venture into the posibility that it could be as big as a foot locker?
personally im not hating i would love for it to blow up and be easier accesible because i have to fuckin take 3 buses and a train ride to get to the downtown location. im glad toronto has shit like this available.. goodfoot, livestock new era etc.... i remember 3-4 years ago i was borrowing my boys credit card to order streetwear on digital gravel.
oh and kids like me are the reason that shit is hyped up and inflated? huh? im not the one with an LRG picture as profile. if you knew anything about the lrg biz the owner completely sold out to the market and mass produced his gear that was once "limited" back in the day. is that what you represent? if so, youre a bigger contradiction than Nas is.
Contradiction? Ok kiddo. I like LRG for what it is, the clothes they put out, the message they convey. I said it was a "plus" if it was limited, not the deciding factor behind while I like the brand. It can be be mainstream or exclusive, that's not why I rock it. People like you say they "sold out", they just got big. I have no problem with a brand getting big and getting rich as long as they don't change what the brand stood for to begin with. LRG hasn't done that, that's why I continue to rock it even after it blew up. What you just said supported my point. I like brands for what it is, not because of how exclusive and rare it is.
They never sold out, they never changed their clothing or the stuff they put out. They were just more readily available. Thanks for proving yet again my point that you only like stuff because it's rare and exclusive. If I was like you, I would have stopped wearing LRG the minute it got big. I haven't.
I might not know a lot about retail, I'm only 3rd year taking Retail Management and have an internship as assitant buyer in the coming summer. But hearing first hand from Harry Rosen himself and the product developer from Holt Renfrew, I think I know enough that your exaggeration of Goodfoot becoming Footlocker is hilarious.
So what's the problem? Where's my contradiction? Ride that TTC home boy.