Fashion & Beauty

Storied apparel brand Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy as it seeks a buyer and closes dozens of stores

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  • Jul 13th, 2020 11:34 am
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Mar 7, 2007
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Unbelievable. Such a renown brand is going down.

However, it was getting too expensive, and some of the stuff "on sale" was of some dubious quality.

Last summer I was in the USA, walked into Brooks Brothers to look at the suits, and I was shocked at the prices.

About 5 years ago, I got an amazing deal (in Chicago) for a suit. The 2019 prices for the suits are like double what they used to be. The quality is not the same. What the heck happened?
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Dec 5, 2006
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Markham
This work from home really impact some suit brand

Wondering how well tip top hold now
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Apr 29, 2007
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Richmond Hill
Sorry to hear. My favourite jacket is a Brooks sack.
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Jun 27, 2006
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Too bad but not really a surprise given the move to business casual wear over the last few years. Covid just sped up what was just a matter of time. Too bad, had some good things in the past.
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Mar 29, 2008
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I’m sure worst case scenario the brand and some of product lines get bought.
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maple1 wrote: Too bad but not really a surprise given the move to business casual wear over the last few years. Covid just sped up what was just a matter of time. Too bad, had some good things in the past.
This.

Between retail apocalypse and more places not requiring a suit they were going to be squeezed. My wife has a couple of pieces from them but I don't think they were an amazing deal when discounted. Full retail seemed high.

Also I found their staff service (Milton outlet mall) to be quite poor. I actually said something when we were finally checked out.

Downside is that we're running out of places to get clothes.
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Never really liked their stuff. Found it overpriced and elitist. Sad to see JCrew go. I liked what they had.

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