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Open letter to Bloomingdale's

Dear Bloomingdale's:

While I'm sure you think your 50% "bargains" are, indeed, bargains, the average shopper would beg to disagree. Not only are your prices ludicrous, but the quality of the fabric is questionable, as well. I can understand paying $100 for a short-sleeved, cashmere sweater (under extreme circumstances, with just the right cut), but to sell the same type shirt for $200 in a poly/cotton blend is just plain stupid.

Which brings us to Steinmart, which is happy to sell your clothes for /nothing/. When *they* have a sale, they go through your leftovers like an orka at the Christmas table, making the customers super happy to have bypassed you in their buying decisions.

Bottom line? You suck. Your sales suck. And you suck for even putting stuff out there that I can easily find on alloy.com, newport-news.com, pinkice.com, victoriassecret.com...the list goes on and on.

Get a grip on your audience. I don't even think the wealthy would want to pay your exorbitant prices.

Love and sloppy kisses -
Not a consumer and never will be

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ayoub
Dec. 18th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Well said!
none_too_subtle
Dec. 18th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Everything they sell ends up at Steinmart!! lol
nsingman
Dec. 19th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
I sometimes wonder if the wealthy don't mind shopping at such places simply because sensible consumers of lesser means won't be buying there. Many well off folks do that sort of indirect bragging ("We had such a terrible time in Monte Carlo last spring, and I don't recommend Fiji in July").
none_too_subtle
Dec. 19th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
I had my "days in the sun" and NEVER did that sort of name-throwing because it's tacky! I honestly think the people who say these things are probably ass-deep in debt without two pennies to rub together. They're trying to subconsciously make up for what they lack in their lives, thinking it will add something substantial to who they are. Pffffft. They don't fool moi.

Plus, there was the big gambling win in 1998. I NEVER took off shopping (especially at Bloomingdale's) when we had the money at hand. I think that they need to step down their prices big time, because I can /always/ find items exactly like theirs if I hunt around enough. These people who drop names are the ones who'll never retire. lol :D
nsingman
Dec. 19th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
You're quite right. I shouldn't have said "the wealthy" (most of the wealthy I know are far more prudent). I should have said "those doing such conspicuous consumption."
:-)
none_too_subtle
Dec. 19th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
Or frauds. lol

I lived in Europe and traveled to many countries. But I was serving my country while doing so, which hardly puts me in the high-income bracket. lol :D
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