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post #26 of 146
I'm just saying some people won't buy them and some people like me who think TR for $150 or whatever is a bargain will.
post #27 of 146
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Originally Posted by lvly808 View Post
Who do you people think shop at Target, only Hillbilies? I shop at Target and alot of wealthy people who also shop @NM and Saks, etc shop there too. I can't beleive how narrow minded everyone is being. I know that when I pull in the parking lot there are Range Rovers, MB, and BMW's galore. Since when is Target only for the poor...
Very good point...
post #28 of 146
I would buy them from Walmart if the price was right. However, I dont think it is a good move for TR from a business standpoint. Premium denim is supposed to have some sort of exclusivity, one of the reasons they can get away with charging so much money for them.
I think that selling their jeans in Target and Costco insinuate that the jeans are "nothing special".
post #29 of 146
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Originally Posted by leesamarie33 View Post
I think that selling their jeans in Target and Costco insinuate that the jeans are "nothing special".
Amen. They really are nothing special.
I stopped at Marshalls and TJ Maxx this weekend and they had racks and racks of Hudsons, Yanuks, Sevens, Salt Works, Antiks and such all for well under $100. And that was just the mens jeans section...
post #30 of 146
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Originally Posted by lvly808 View Post
I don't get why it's such a big deal. So what if Target sells them and if the price is good I say go for it. Where I live we don't have many boutiques or dept stores selling designer denim, but we just got a Target so this saves me a toll and gas of having to drive to Jersey. People are getting to stuck up!!!
these comments were meant to be funny, not "snobby"...guess you don't get the humor.
post #31 of 146
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Originally Posted by trampzilla View Post
Amen. They really are nothing special.
I stopped at Marshalls and TJ Maxx this weekend and they had racks and racks of Hudsons, Yanuks, Sevens, Salt Works, Antiks and such all for well under $100. And that was just the mens jeans section...
I wish I had a Marshalls or TJ Maxx like that.

One of the main reasons I buy premium denim is b/c of the long inseams...and they're not the same jeans EVERYONE else has.
post #32 of 146
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Originally Posted by igawtscammed View Post
By my earlier statement - I didnt mean that "poor people " or "hillbillies" shop there. I just think that among the other clothing in the store thats under $50 it would look funny to see a $150 pair of jeans there.
I am just judging by the store I go to where I get some of my damaged TR from people ask me if Im nuts paying that price for jeans w/ damage on them.

I personally dont mind if target carries TR, or any other stores for that matter. I just know that people in my neighborhood wouldnt really embrace the high priced jeans at target. (which $150 really is not high priced for some of TR retail )
THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING THAT SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO WASTE MY TIME DOING SO! People around here take everything so serious! Maybe it's their ages, I don't know! This is funny...having to explain every comment we make on this forum! I'm with you, Kelly, I meant that from a branding standpoint, I didn't think it was a great move on either Target or TR's part....and the comment about bringing them home w/ the shampoo and the diapers was a joke...but I guess it went over most peoples heads. Thanks for keeping it real, Kelly!
post #33 of 146
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Originally Posted by leesamarie33 View Post
I would buy them from Walmart if the price was right. However, I dont think it is a good move for TR from a business standpoint. Premium denim is supposed to have some sort of exclusivity, one of the reasons they can get away with charging so much money for them.
I think that selling their jeans in Target and Costco insinuate that the jeans are "nothing special".
Once again, glad that one of the more "mature" forum members could understand the point Kelly and I were trying to make...
post #34 of 146
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Originally Posted by hotmamma View Post
i doubt they'll be there long. i don't think they'll go over well. people shopping at target (myself included) are not there to drop that kind of cash on one pair of jeans, no matter what the brand. it would just feel wrong carrying them home in the red & white plastic bag along with the diapers and shampoo!


actually hotmamma or whatever, it has nothing to do with being as you would say, a mature forum member.

if you would of stated it more from a brand name issue of selling such a product like this in target rather keeping it in exclusively in high end stores, then i gurantee everyone would of agreed with you, but you didnt.

basically your more worried about where they are selling something rather than what they are selling. If you go to saks and spend so much on true religions, why would you be ashamed of doing so at target for the same product?
post #35 of 146
In terms of brand marketing, it might be a bad move for these designer denim companies. Sure, they will start selling at $149, which is cheaper than what you find at department stores, but eventually, these items will have those lil red clearance tags and you will find them for...$37.49. However, I don't mind a good bargain and I love Target!
post #36 of 146
why are people so upset? it seems to me a lot of people buy TR just because its expensive and sold in higher end stores. you all just shop the name and price to feel important and wealthy when in reality you are buying into the hype of ignorance and poverty of mind
post #37 of 146
I adore Target & I shop there once a week b/c ours is a Super Target with a full Grocery store. However, I like the point of not everyone having on the same jeans. I don't want to go to nordies and drop money on jeans and then people ask if I bought it at Target. Trust me - I have no problem with wearing Target clothes. In fact, I love a lot of their clothes! And have no problem telling people I bought it at Target. I love to get a cute item for cheap . I just don't want these brands to become too common b/c then it will drive up the price of the brands that are not sold there. I am NOT a snob, but I just want a little exclusivity.

My target in Gainesville, VA (35 miles west of DC) carries Joes jeans ($79.99 Cords), Antiks ($129), Coach & Donney & Burke. I will check tomorrow for TR.
post #38 of 146
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Originally Posted by lvly808 View Post
Who do you people think shop at Target, only Hillbilies? I shop at Target and alot of wealthy people who also shop @NM and Saks, etc shop there too. I can't beleive how narrow minded everyone is being. I know that when I pull in the parking lot there are Range Rovers, MB, and BMW's galore. Since when is Target only for the poor...
Since when does it matter what type of people shop at a certain store? wealth isn't determined by what type of car you drive. pretty much anyone these days can afford to lease, buy 2nd hand or make (high car) payments for those brand of cars you listed.
post #39 of 146
Boy, do we have some stuck-up folks here!
post #40 of 146
They have super targets? Wooow!
post #41 of 146
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Originally Posted by jeanaddict View Post
I adore Target & I shop there once a week b/c ours is a Super Target with a full Grocery store. However, I like the point of not everyone having on the same jeans. I don't want to go to nordies and drop money on jeans and then people ask if I bought it at Target. Trust me - I have no problem with wearing Target clothes. In fact, I love a lot of their clothes! And have no problem telling people I bought it at Target. I love to get a cute item for cheap . I just don't want these brands to become too common b/c then it will drive up the price of the brands that are not sold there. I am NOT a snob, but I just want a little exclusivity.

My target in Gainesville, VA (35 miles west of DC) carries Joes jeans ($79.99 Cords), Antiks ($129), Coach & Donney & Burke. I will check tomorrow for TR.
You have no problem wearing target clothes, but dont want people to think you shop at target for clothes? what am i missing here?
post #42 of 146
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Yea, i agree with the exclusivity statements. I wear TR and premium denim for two reasons. First, Premium Denim is a status symbol, second, I like having whats hot and trendy. Target is just changing up their merchandising mix. I am very curious to see what their master plan is with all of these brand changes. Apparently the Joes there say Joes for Target.

I still dont want people asking me if my Jeans are from Target! And i agree with the clearance pricing points. Those Antiks that Target recieved will surely drop in price. They were gross!
post #43 of 146
Hotmammma, prior to lvly's post, the overall tone of the thread was that TR at Target = world coming to an end. It's really easy to lose sight of humor through online text, especially given the precedent set by the previous posters. And had lvly not posted her mind, I most likely would have picked up her slack.

Regarding the topic at hand, I'm really curious to see how this will play out. Levi's philosophy was that jeans should be affordable fashion, which is why the creation of the designer denim really set them back. They then proceeded to exacerbate their company even further by releasing the Levi's Strauss Signature (lower price/quality than their red tab). It'll be interesting to see if TR can avoid Levi's pitfalls (assuming that TR continues to sell their jeans at general retailers).
post #44 of 146
hhahahah this shit keeps showing how shallow and shallow ppl are...

its a fucking pair of jeans, buy shit because you like it, not because they sell it here or you want to feel as if your someone with money only because you can buy $300 jeans...the truth is, nobody gives a shit, most people with money dont go around trying impress others by buying into the jones's concept

if they start selling diesel at target, i could careless, the reason i pay a good amount for them, isnt because they sell them at high end stores or ppl will think im rich since i have expensive jeans on but because in my opinion, they are the best jeans made.

if they end up selling them at big lots, walmart or a flea market, i'll still buy them unless the quality changed!

bottom line, buy shit because you like it not because where they sell it or what others will think.
post #45 of 146
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Originally Posted by texasplayer View Post
hhahahah this shit keeps showing how shallow and shallow ppl are...

its a fucking pair of jeans, buy shit because you like it, not because they sell it here or you want to feel as if your someone with money only because you can buy $300 jeans...the truth is, nobody gives a shit, most people with money dont go around trying impress others by buying into the jones's concept

if they start selling diesel at target, i could careless, the reason i pay a good amount for them, isnt because they sell them at high end stores or ppl will think im rich since i have expensive jeans on but because in my opinion, they are the best jeans made.

if they end up selling them at big lots, walmart or a flea market, i'll still buy them unless the quality changed!

bottom line, buy shit because you like it not because where they sell it or what others will think.
i agree.

I would have thoughts adults would have learned how to be individuals and think for themselves by now. guess not.
post #46 of 146
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Originally Posted by jimsmith View Post
i agree.

I would have thoughts adults would have learned how to be individuals and think for themselves by now. guess not.
I agree too. I think people are getting more and more shallow. That's TR's business and/or problem what they do with their jeans.
post #47 of 146
Sure, you lose some exclusivity, but Target compared to Wal-Mart or KMart is pretty high end in it's category. Look at it this way, if I want "cheap" jeans, I'll just buy Hollister ones.
post #48 of 146
I live right on the border to Harlem, and I notice many people (of all nationalities) wearing TR's. I assume this move was done to cater to people who feel more comfortable shopping at the Target near them, rather than at boutique shops on 5th or whatever. Plus, I dont know about you guys, but ive never bought a single pair of my Diesels at retail in a store. I get them all here or on eBay, so lets give the people that dont have internet a chance to get discounted stuff.
post #49 of 146
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Originally Posted by jlpubarch View Post
I live right on the border to Harlem, and I notice many people (of all nationalities) wearing TR's. I assume this move was done to cater to people who feel more comfortable shopping at the Target near them, rather than at boutique shops on 5th or whatever. Plus, I dont know about you guys, but ive never bought a single pair of my Diesels at retail in a store. I get them all here or on eBay, so lets give the people that dont have internet a chance to get discounted stuff.
That's a good point. Target is much more accessible than Nordie's, Saks, NM, etc. Also, some people (minorities especially, like myself) may not feel comfortable shopping at high-end retail establishments because of that certain hidden air of discrimination (racial, socioeconomic) that exists at some of those places.
post #50 of 146
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Originally Posted by shopprncs View Post
I agree too. I think people are getting more and more shallow. That's TR's business and/or problem what they do with their jeans.
thats what I was going to say ...

IMO its bad for TRs business. It lowers the price of their products and so they will make less money off individual pieces but more money from massive quanities. Hopefully it doesn't end up lowering the quality. Plus when you have a designer brand there is a recognition from the customers that you cater to the high end of the market. Some people prefer products that are exclusive. If its available to everyone it doesn't have the same appeal.

I am not about to go out and toss all my TRs since the pairs I have are quality but when they start making low quality crap in countries like China they definitely will lose my support!
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