you're right chedda i am not a regular customer, but when i say poser i don't mean the people themselves, but more of the store, i am sure this has been brought up before so i guess i am just reitterating what's already been said...
concepts (not tannery) for me is way too all over the place when its comes to branding and image. On one end of the spectrum u guys have high end semi dressy shit like CDG, visvim, headporter, clarks, clot and then on the other spectrum u guys have jordans, idiom, skateboards, nike SBs, and vans... why not put all the high end shit in the tannery and leave concepts as the sneaker/skate shop? I mean u guys are great when it comes to accounts and collabs, but since getting a certain brand account isn't a problem for yall maybe less could be more?
Holy fuckin shit man, I cannot disagree with you more. If anyone knows anything about the retail business, or general principles of Business 101, one would know that catering to all different types of consumers is a great thing for business. Variety is a good thing my friend.
Now, first, name a store, ONE store that carries the variety of products that Concepts does all under ONE roof. When it comes to footwear, there's not much you can't get, they carry general athletic footwear (Nike Tier 0, Nike SB, Jordan, Adidas, New Balance, Adidas, Converse, etc.) while carrying high-end footwear (YSL, Visvim, Gucci) and then where they can stop there, they also carry general affordable shoes as well (Clarks, Timberland, Gourmet). Concepts caters to the young, the old, sneakerheards, fashionistas or even the average casual adult looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes. The accounts and products that Concepts carry all in the same store is unheard of. Name a store where you can purchase a pair of basketball sneakers, skateboarding sneakers, and Gucci sandals without stepping foot outside the store. As a consumer, there's nothing more convenient then fulfilling all your footwear needs or doing all your shopping at one location.
i just think that inorder for them to build up their brand and seriously contend with the likes of huf,the hundreds,supreme, clientele,even bodega they really need to take their shop in one direction and run with it... otherwise they'll always be a store that just stocks the hyped item at the moment
i mean what do yall think when concepts comes to mind? sneaker store? skate shop? high end retailer? its all kinda jumbled together
Second, are you shittin me? Huf/Supreme are skate-shops (good luck finding a pair of shoes for the club), Clientele closed, Bodega has nowhere near the variety that Concepts does, The Hundreds is a clothing brand, not a retailer, not to mention they are turning into another Crooks (nothing wrong with that, get that money!), so comparing The Hundreds to Concepts is kind of like comparing the style of play of Tim Duncan and Lebron.
Third, if you question the direction that Concepts has taken, do me a favor and check out their website and click on the "about" tab. Notice where it says "Concepts provides consumers with a complete retail experience."? I respect your opinion and don't mean to come off as a dick but I give props where props is due. With all bias aside, I actually consider Concepts one of the top lifestyle/streetwear stores in the world because of their variety (seriously, SB, Jordan and Gucci under one roof!?)