Sunday, August 17, 2008

Slacking Sunday - "Please come in!"

Came across this shop while I was in Covent Garden area. It was... well, pretty well stocked with ladies' shoes and handbags. The only missing thing is the customer.

When all else fails, change the name of the shop!

Now, that should make the customers come streaming in.

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14 comments:

WebbieStuffs said...

hat is a cool idea and advice! Yes, so they would think the shop is NEW! ^^ I just realize that kind of marketing style...

weblogstuffs said...

Maybe everyone is at home busy monitoring the Olympic Games for them to go n shop?

huey mei said...

scare to go in...

C K said...

@webbiestuffs,
Eh... I guess after some time, people will get a bit suspicious about this shop that's name... "New".

But hey, that's a idea as well.


@weblogstuffs,
Hmm, due to the time difference, it'll be wee hours in Beijing when it's London's afternoon shopping hours. So that's unlikely. :p


@huey mei,
Well, you can say that again... it does seem like one of those tourist trap, doesn't it?

My Bug Life said...

Wow..I'll definitely go in..sales and 70% off!!

SheR. said...

They should just call it "Made in China". At least they are telling the truth. And consumers might be more convinced to enter?

Dutchie said...

That shop needs sprucing up, less of the overstuffing n that sign of 70% off definitely makes it sound desperate.

Gordon Ramsey (n Eric Teo in Sg) helped many failing eateries to regain a 2nd life. Is there a restyling guru to do likewise for this shop ?

kyh said...

Haha! Why don't u bring ur wifey there for a shop? :P

lina said...

I for one, am like a moth attracted to the light when I see a Sale sign. Irregardless of what name they put up there, I never can resist a 70% sale even if I don't buy anything.

waitingkitty said...

Looks too cheap to appeal, I think...

eastcoastlife said...

Converted to Sing dollars, not cheap leh.... probably I'm used to great 'jump-tower' sales in Singapore. haha...

Nomadic Matt said...

Maybe they just sound desperate...

C K said...

@my bug life,
That's what they all say... 70% off? Come on, it's all based on a marked up price. Ah... cynical me.


@sher,
You mean... China-made labels are marks of quality? :p


@dutchie,
Oh there is... I understand that there was a program, "Mary, Queen of shops", that saw the woman behind the revamp of Harvey Nichols doing her magic with such small stores. Honestly, I'm suprised that the store is still standing. It has been there since I first came to London!


@kyh,
Are you kidding? She'll slaughter me for that! lol But seriously, the designs (and colours) are really tacky if I may say so...


@lina,
Haha, so you're one of those who love rummaging through stacks of stuff? Well, that's how lots of people find fantastic bargains!


@waitingkitty,
As dutchie was saying, I think it's an image issue. It does look desperate doesn't it?


@ecl,
'jump tower'? Haha... but London is known for her Boxing Day sales when branded items are sold at... 'jump tower' prices. :)


@nomadic matt,
Somehow, I don't think the name change's gonna help their case though...

SheR. said...

Oh my dear... you misunderstood me there.
I'm trying to say those shoes in the shop you featured are probably made in china. And if they change their label to reflect the truth of their products. Customers might be enticed to enter? :P