January 04, 2008 at 10:54:46 Jan 04, 2008 @ 10:54
I've been to the NYC flagship store and they have a big selection. Uncleotis just has a small selection so it prob won't hurt their sales too much since they carry more brands.
Oh okay, gotchya. It's good that Toronto / Canada is getting some recognition though. Can't complain about that.no im addressing the people in vancouver saying we need one...
like, we don't. and either does toronto really. i mean what's to be excited about really other than probably a cool new retail space and a dope installation? stussy is easily available in toronto. i just don't get the appeal.
supreme in vancouver however would have been cool if they went through with it.
Originally posted by Inactive UserAysiX
well how about the other 2 places its readily available already in vancouver?
im curious as to why people need a flagship to buy things?
No doubt this is a good look for Toronto, and it will benefit Matt, and Stussy. It will also please Toronto shoppers. It's not rocket science that a Stussy flagship will not only let the brand be more available to the public, but it will create competition which will drive prices down (theoretically). I'm all for competition as long as it benefits the consumer, but when it has the possibility of putting a long standing shop into possible financial hardship it doesn't seem so glamourous.Some of ya'll are retarded reading what you wrote. This thread proves a few things:
1) Ya'll don't know anything about the history of Stussy.
2) You would all fail miserably as business men.
3) I'll laugh in your face if I ever see you lining up or buying anything at the Stussy store when it opens.
Business and brand expansion isn't always about necessity, it's about taking risks, doing things different and expanding. How is this not a good look for all the parties involved? Stussy, Matt George and Toronto shoppers all win, the hell is wrong with all of you?
hyperstryker = dweeb
i don't even want to waste time responding to the ridiculous shit he types..
and i assume all of you kids crying about your "exclusive" stussy wears are 16 years old? cause it really wasn't that long ago that stussy was as popular & commonplace as say quiksilver or billabong.
you wanna expand on that?
all i'm saying is i dont see the need for a stussy flagship, not that it shouldn't happen or it won't be succesful.
but really, waste some time and respond to the ridiculous shit i type. would you like to comment on the current state of shopping in vancouver? or was it my alife statement that made you mad?
homes nothing i wrote was ridiculous.
yeah it is good to see some recognition for sure. definately been getting slept on for a while. although, here in vancouver, flagships would probably be a tough thing to accomplish. take alife for example, i don't know exactly why we have one, let alone 1 of 3 out there... i never see anybody rocking alife but maybe that's because the shit they are putting on their tees and crews is straight garbage and the quality is horrendous. (don't come at me... "yall all cant ball", "as high as alife get", shits not even making sense at this point). I don't even really know how they pay their rent. Also, here, all our shops are in Gastown, this scummy place where nobody really goes except for tourism purposes and for yuppy apartments. A stussy flagship would probably only work on Robson, but then, you got the totally wrong crowd shopping in that bitch. I just can't see a Stussy flagship popping off here, but maybe I'm severely underestimating the Asian Invasion. It's strange because we have like, 2 stores really, if you exclude Subdivision because they cater to a way different demo, and it seems like we have everything we need. Livestock has your Hundreds, BBC, Mishka, Stussy, all that noise, and Goodfoot has a dope in house brand and some more grown shit as of right now. As I said earlier, the only thing I could really see popping off would be Supreme, but then again 90% of it would be for reselling. Apart from me and Ritchie formerly from Goodfoot, I haven't seen anybody wearing Supreme here.
And I don't even like Supreme really.
You think Uncle Otis is going to go out of business because of this?
They've survived while Vice, Ransom, Livestock, etc., have all carried Stussy.
They carry other brands. Stussy is one rack/shelf out of like eight in their store.
The markup on Stussy isn't as much as other brands they carry like W+H, Idiom, Maharishi, Reigning Champ, etc.
They have their own loyal customers who will continue to support them.
They have their own demographic and Yorkville buying power to support them.
The market is big enough as long as shoppers keep shopping.
If anything, this'll keep them on their toes and maybe continue to bring in other stuff Toronto hasn't seen yet like they've always done.
They'll be fine.
you tried to breakdown a city you don't know much about..
the reason you don't see anyone sporting alife & supreme is because you obviously don't hangout in the circles that wear streetwear. do you live in kitsilano?
lol @ corny
i didn't mean some after school club where pre-teens meet up & talk about their new limited edition "heat" and the downfall of allover prints..
the people you'll see wearing supreme or alife are skateboarders, djs, graffiti writers, artists, etc. shocking!