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So...I'm going back to Chicago sometime this summer, but have a few questions. When are the sales? And do they have sales at the actual boutiques, or at department stores, only?

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So...I'm going back to Chicago sometime this summer, but have a few questions. When are the sales? And do they have sales at the actual boutiques, or at department stores, only?
Um...i would guess most sells are around christmas time and then also around when the fall stuff is coming in and the spring stuff is going out. Yes many boutiques have sales. I know Burberry puts a sign in the window saying sale and Hermes had a sale when i was in there. Everyone has sales! lol

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I just think it sounds so funny for a high end boutique to have a sale. It just seems so odd. Of course, who's complaining!? But are the sales in like, July for S/S? It's nice that there were few collections I actually liked this season, it makes it a lot cheaper!

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why is it odd? no store gets rid of their stock completely, and when next seasons stuff comes in they need to make room. if buyers bought product for a store just enough so that everything is gone, then the store would look empty and lame, sometimes merchandise is overbought on purpose to keep the store looking well stocked. thats when sale plays a key role. and believe me, even if you buy something at like 40% off, theyre still making a good profit off you.


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^^^ Thats true...especially downtown there is a HUGE markup. Rent down there is sooo HIGH its like $50,000 a month and thats for a smaller store.

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brand name boutiques and department stores arent allowed to have a higher markup.

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Im talking about smaller boutiques that sell designer things. I thought that department stores had to sell at retail

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yes some of the privately owned boutiques mark things up, like george greene.

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yes some of the privately owned boutiques mark things up, like george greene.
Yea i was thinking Ikram too

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brand name boutiques and department stores arent allowed to have a higher markup.
if they sell at retail and the private boutiques make up then which one is the best deal? I guess it depends on the private boutique if they sell under retail compared to the department store...so to find the retail price i guess one could call the company and ask then weigh their options

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There is a store up north called Flashy Trash. They sell really old vinatage designer clothing: versace...etc...i dont really know anything else though Im more into the newer stores and stuff
If you're thinking of the Halsted location -- it's been closed for about a year. It was supposed to reopen somewhere in Bucktown, but I haven't heard if it has ... I didn't really dig it much anyway.

Le Fetishe in UK Village has vintage couture (or did):
http://www.dailycandy.com/article.js...d=21725&city=5

And Penelope's down the street is a cool boutique.

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If you're thinking of the Halsted location -- it's been closed for about a year. It was supposed to reopen somewhere in Bucktown, but I haven't heard if it has ... I didn't really dig it much anyway.

Le Fetishe in UK Village has vintage couture (or did):
http://www.dailycandy.com/article.js...d=21725&city=5

And Penelope's down the street is a cool boutique.
oh i didnt know that.....lol ok thx

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are you talking about the HollyWood Mirror on Belmont Ave? I can never find anything in those stores!
that's the one. it is pretty hit or miss, i only have a few things in my closet from there, a couple of dresses, i think. the shop is pretty good for kitschy things for your home, though, it's fun just looking inside. ragstock used to be okay for vintage finds but it's soooo bad now, i don't know what happened. i haven't been to belmont in forever so i don't really know what's going on over there.

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that's the one. it is pretty hit or miss, i only have a few things in my closet from there, a couple of dresses, i think. the shop is pretty good for kitschy things for your home, though, it's fun just looking inside. ragstock used to be okay for vintage finds but it's soooo bad now, i don't know what happened. i haven't been to belmont in forever so i don't really know what's going on over there.
Have u been to this store called Yumi? Its really cool. Its japanese inspired with outfits from local designers. I love it. Oh btw is like on rush or something like that lol

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Have u been to this store called Yumi? Its really cool. Its japanese inspired with outfits from local designers. I love it. Oh btw is like on rush or something like that lol
no, i haven't, but thanks for the tip! i'll check it out soon.

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