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Tue Sept 15 2009 18:00:17

eBay to House High-End Designer Clothing Store

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay is getting into designer clothing. From its press release:

eBay announced plans with designer Narciso Rodriguez to introduce an original eight-piece capsule collection to be sold exclusively through the Narciso Rodriguez eBay Store beginning in Spring 2010. The collection, to be called Narciso Rodriguez for eBay, will offer style makers worldwide high-quality designer fashion and redefines how and where savvy shoppers buy designer brand name clothing at accessible prices.

Eight pieces will be available only through the Narciso Rodriguez eBay Store, offered at fixed price points from $75 to $350.

More information here.




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by: matza

Tue Sep 15 18:11:19 2009

Narciso Rodriguez + ebay = Kmart

What a way to kill your supposed luxury name brand..lol

Sounds more like a cheap last ditch desperate sellout.

You'll never see Louis Vuitton commit suicide like this.
hahahahahaha

I guess everyone in the design world will call him the ebay guy now and everyone that is wearing his label will think ebay.

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by: Daisy

Tue Sep 15 19:21:04 2009

A lot of big name designers are having success working with Kohl's, but Ebay is exactly equal to the dollar store. Bad move.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Tue Sep 15 19:34:51 2009

Great! More expensive items to add to this household's list of things and people NOT to buy and buy from.

What can this guy be thinking of?

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by: Too much

Tue Sep 15 20:05:14 2009

Wait until Narciso is suspended for selling fake designer clothes.

''Sir, please stop yelling.  You will need to fax me a copy of your proof of purchase, and certificate of authenticity.  We'll then contact you again in 3-4 weeks.  In the meantime, your items have been removed and your account is temporarily suspended.  Your paypal account is also locked until the investigation is completed.''

BLAM - THUD!

''Sir?  Sir?  Are you still there?''

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by: RicRoe

Tue Sep 15 21:14:48 2009

I don't know about anyone else, but when it comes to brand new, first run designer clothing the last place I would expect to find it is eBay.

Here is another example of how badly Donahoe & Co have missed the mark when gauging what eBay buyers want and expect.

When these goods do not sell out front upon release, maybe they will sell as part of eBay's secondary market efforts at steep discounts.

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by: Ebay's Slow Death

Tue Sep 15 21:19:01 2009

For some reason, I can't stop laughing!  

This is about the dumbest move this guy could make!

Who is this guy anyway! He really must be desperate.

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by: Franci

Tue Sep 15 21:22:08 2009

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on both the designer and his new venture with eBay....

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020391730
4574413210332307656.html

Mr.
Rodriguez has his own troubles and issues despite being favored by the First Lady.  WSJ is very clear about the condition of the high end clothing business and hold out little hope that it will return to its glory days any time soon.

eBay and Narciso may be a natural pair, both struggling on thin ice.  Hard to see how eBay could be a leg up for a small minimalist designer or how that same designer could be helpful to eBay in light of his own recent financial failures.  

I don't know about you, but paying $350.00 for a garment is not something I do and I tend to look askance those who think of that price as accessible.

I think the designer has friends on the BofD and this is favor that has been called in.  

In any other circumstance - Ina did report this as a coming event and the WSJ is on the same page - I would think this was a joke.  It is may still be.



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by: Daisy

Tue Sep 15 21:24:27 2009

In not so many years past, Narciso Rodriguez name's frequently rolled off big celebrity's tongues when interviewed on the red carpet regarding "who" they're wearing.

I don't think movie stars are going to want to be associated wearing clothes any old people can buy off Ebay.

Success is fleeting.

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by: William Shatner

Tue Sep 15 23:08:52 2009

I hope his clothing is better than that awful hairpiece.

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by: EbayNoMore

Tue Sep 15 23:36:40 2009

Snicker, snicker there just isn't much good to be said about this idea. This designer is toast as far as his high end career is concerned. Ebay taints everything they touch and this guy is not going to be any different. I hope Ebay paid him a big pile of money because it's going to have to last a lifetime now.

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by: Foiled Windows and Gold Tooth

Wed Sep 16 02:41:48 2009

Bankrupt GM hawked their marketing strategy on Ebay. FLOP!

Upperscale Narciso Rodriguez is willing to gamble a great brand. Keyword GAMBLE.

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by: Ray

Wed Sep 16 02:44:37 2009

Narciso Rodriguez for ebay = Success

Ebay for Narciso Rodriguez = Low Class

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ed Gadfly

Wed Sep 16 06:42:46 2009

Have you ever seen the fashionable crowds at eBay Live?

He better have A LOT of Plus size dresses ready, the size 0 and size 2 are not going to be movers on eBay.

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by: Lisa

Wed Sep 16 07:09:03 2009

"High End" for $75 to $350?  That's  not quite high end.  That's like the price of one shoe of a pair of Chanel shoes.  Will it come with a special tag like "Narcisco Rodriguez for eBay" like "Rafe for Target"?  

Wait for the peeps selling Narcisco Rodriguez to get dinged for VeRO violations.  

Well, NY Fashion will have to update it's website to include eBay along with these other 'high end' retailers "    Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman."

I hope Sakes, et al., don't have a problem selling his stuff after this announcement.

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by: Pinchrosemary

Wed Sep 16 07:53:36 2009

What a way to bastardize a name, a brand soon to be, "Oh so not designer." The high-end retailers cut orders so this is how Narciso Rodriguez gets creative?  Very poor channel management. Shows a bleak outlook toward the future of the brand. Once an Ebay bargain brand, always an Ebay bargain brand.

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by: summer in the city

Wed Sep 16 08:35:26 2009

Poor deluded sap. Taught by experts in the art of brand-wrecking.

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by: STRYKER

Wed Sep 16 09:58:44 2009


I this a Joke ? Like the Zappos announcement?

 Am I delusional?  or was the last announcement  made by the management that ebay was now careening toward a future as a ''liqudation Outlet''

So  todays management plan is to have only high end designer items , and Low end clearence merchandise, and sweep away anything in between ?

BRILLIANT

could lead to a whole new retail marketing concept .

 look for the Macy's&dollar deals  and the Victoria's Secret&Thrift shop underwear stores opening soon in an empty mall near you !'

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by: matza

Wed Sep 16 11:50:42 2009

I think ebay should get a new spokesman.

I can't imagine griff rubbing elbows with the designer crew.

Maybe since they are TODAY going designer label they could get that kid from Twilight the movie as their next spokesperson and retire griff.

Then again TOMORROW they might decide on becoming a candy outlet. There are fields full of sugar cane all over the world. An estimated 300 billion worth of candy could be produced and sold exclusively on ebay.

Ebay hot tamales, ebay lemon heads, ebay candy canes, ebay dum dums, ebay now and laters ect. ect.

Buy a Narciso Rodriguez designer product and get a free family sized box of ebay ju-ju bees!

Donohoe must have multiple personality disorder. The guy is literally a joke!

He is an inspiration for stupid people, if he can be this stupid and make this much money anyone can do it if they just put their inadequate minds to work.

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by: Patricia

Wed Sep 16 12:13:30 2009

This designer had better bring his own customers with him...that is if they'll shop in the garbage dump that is the "new ebay" full of ads and pop ups and confusion!  I don't see any success here at all...but then JD, will plod on with these things no matter how bad they smell because this is the business model he sold to the board!

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by: Larry V

Wed Sep 16 13:54:14 2009

It's Wal-Bay no E-Mart no K-Bay no E-Mart.  This is truly laughable.  Please Ina do more article on alternative selling and auction sites. Please oh please.

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