I never said they were "starting" trends...I said they were extending already existing trends by way of the fact that they are a novel retailer and the most sheepish of consumers will buy in.And don't expect Uniqlo or Muji to start any trends in fashion here.
Nobody's going to Uniqlo and buying those puffer style down jackets thinking they're going to be the coolest person on Queen St. They're only buying it because it's priced well, looks decent, is lightweight and keeps them warm.
That's the thing though, they are high-quality basics (which is great and I have an entire wardrobe of Uniqlo items) but they are never going to be statement pieces. They are the building blocks of a good, well-tailored, outfit.You make it sound like Mark's Work Wearhouse.
No, high quality basics have been fashion-forward forever and particularly among millennials for the better part of a decade. The Uniqlo puffer jackets you mention are regularly seen on street style blogs.
Note the success of close competitor Everlane, which I'm sure that most of you who don't wear Kirkland jeans are familiar with.
In fairness to him, I think he got it right.Cool, you hate the things that other people like! Thanks for taking the time to let us know.
This has not been my experience, at least at the Queen's Street store.[...] As opposed to Saks, which never makes any effort unless they can smell money on you, or you look the part, and where the employees see you as an intrusion to their routine of standing around looking bored/unimpressed or talking amongst themselves.