Brooks Brothers Warehouse Sale
Brooks Brothers, the oldest surviving men’s clothier in the United States, is a New York institution. This was my first-ever trip to the headquarters. Upon entering, I felt as though I was transported to another world. The store has the aura of an old England haberdashery. Nevertheless, Brooks Brothers is no longer just for uptight Republicans, investment bankers, and Chuck Bass. With long cashmere coats priced under $300 and classic navy blazers for $99, this is a sale any man can appreciate. The crowd was very diverse, which just goes to show that a classic suit is crucial for every type of man.
What struck me most about this sale was the organization. It felt nothing like a woman’s sample sale. Note: While Brooks Brothers does carry women’s clothing, this sale was strictly a gentlemen’s affair. There were rows and rows of suits, coats, shirts, blazers, tuxedos and so on. But they were all meticulously prearranged, by style color and size. They made it easy for you to get in and get out, something men are very fond of. The sale is also great because they don’t skimp on service: there was probably one sales associate for every customer there and three separate registers. Brooks Brothers will also do onsite complimentary alterations and tailoring for any purchase. My final piece of advice on this sale is no woman should go alone. I am convinced one of the salesmen had the notion I was shopping for a sugar daddy.
Ashley Young via BlackBerry
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