Friday, March 19, 2010

Don't Buy 3.1 Phillip Lim at TheCorner Unless You Have To

3.1 Phillip Lim SS2010

I tried on this light-weight knit cardigan at NYC Phillipp lim store at SOHO and was very much loving it. But they only had a Medium left. So I turned to the emerging almighty website TheCorner and only to find out that they priced the exactly same cardigan at $469 when it really should be $269 in the States. Surprisingly, all items for Phillip Lim and some other names were also 30% to 50% overpriced than normal distributors. There's definitely VAT (Value Added Tax) included since it's a website that actually located in Europe and ships worldwide. But still it doesn't make sense to charge 30% to 50% more.

Americans' life pumps by the heartbeats of internet. People that stay long enough at the Great American, like me, will be infected by this "congenital disease". I still remember how people like me suffered when ELuxury was shut down. Clearly my general contribution was not enough for them to hang in there and to see the coming the revitalization of American economy.People live in NYC or LA might have survived but no physical stores have the ability to carry as many distinguish names as on-line store does. TheCorner is a great place to shop, but still it's not intimate and convenient enough for people live in the States. Most importantly, the names they carry are too pretentious that people like to browse through but never actually buy anything. Maybe it's time for me to move to New York or maybe I'll have to move to New York... ...


  1. i love that cardigan!! actually stocks some Phillip Lim items including the cardigan. And they retail it for £209.0 and ship worldwide. I actually did a post on this cardigan a while ago too ;)

  2. yeah agree. Their prices are much higher than most places.


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