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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:30 pm

Elitism at its finest.  Rolling Eyes

"Burberry has been burning millions of pounds worth of stock in order to stop it getting into the wrong hands, reports say.
The luxury label, famous for its trench coats and handbags, has destroyed more than £28 million of unwanted products in the last 12 months.
According to The Times, it is common for designer brands to destroy unwanted stock in order to stop them being sold at discount prices.
The brands want to preserve the exclusivity of their goods and prevent them from being worn by the “wrong” type of people."




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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:33 pm

Just in case anyone doesn't recognise the signature look that the Burberry wearing elite wear....it's this.

It may look cute on him, not so much on some of the horsey set I have seen sporting their gear.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:46 pm

I went to my closet and felt of my beloved Burberry, two-button cuffed shirts. I said to them, You will never suffer the fate of some east-ender purchasing your brother.

They thanked me and went back to sleep.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:52 pm

People always admire my Burberry coat. Of course, I'm the right sort of person. snobby

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Raggamuffin wrote:People always admire my Burberry coat. Of course, I'm the right sort of person. snobby

I knew it the first time we talked. snob

We must take care. We don't want the wrong sort mingling in Burberrys. Razz

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Post by eddie on Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:28 pm

If their stuff was cheap and available anywhere,  nobody would wear it because let’s face it, it’s just a beige cloth with brown and red stripes.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:41 pm

Surprised

Why is it that men silly enough to wear Burberry coats and scarves always look like such poncey nonces ???

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Post by eddie on Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:11 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Surprised

Why is it that men silly enough to wear Burberry coats and scarves always look like such poncey nonces  ???

^ You’ll have to ask Quill. Burberry burns millions of ££ of stock rather than see the wrong sort of people wearing it. 2190311264

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eddie wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Surprised

Why is it that men silly enough to wear Burberry coats and scarves always look like such poncey nonces  ???

^ You’ll have to ask Quill. Burberry burns millions of ££ of stock rather than see the wrong sort of people wearing it. 2190311264

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Raggamuffin wrote:People always admire my Burberry coat. Of course, I'm the right sort of person. snobby

Do Pecan hair and beige check not clash?

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eddie wrote:If their stuff was cheap and available anywhere,  nobody would wear it because let’s face it, it’s just a beige cloth with brown and red stripes.

Wowee. Rolling Eyes

That just shows that you know nothing about Burberry. snobby

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Raggamuffin wrote:People always admire my Burberry coat. Of course, I'm the right sort of person. snobby

Do Pecan hair and beige check not clash?

Hmmm, I must admit it's not really my colour, but it's Burberry innit?

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Raggamuffin wrote:People always admire my Burberry coat. Of course, I'm the right sort of person. snobby

Do Pecan hair and beige check not clash?

Hmmm, I must admit it's not really my colour, but it's Burberry innit?

#chavwear Laughing

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eddie wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

Hmmm, I must admit it's not really my colour, but it's Burberry innit?

#chavwear Laughing

It wasn't when I acquired my coat. Laughing

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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:52 pm

I got a couple of great Burberry lookalike scarves for my grandsons last Christmas. Cost about a fiver each.....they love em.

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Raggamuffin wrote:
eddie wrote:
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Hmmm, I must admit it's not really my colour, but it's Burberry innit?

#chavwear Laughing

It wasn't when I acquired my coat. Laughing

Yeah, chavs ruin everything Rolling Eyes

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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:17 pm

What a waste though burning millions of pounds worth of their merchandise because they are utter snobs.

Stupid too....fancy making so many when so few seem to be sold. Rolling Eyes

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Syl wrote:What a waste though burning millions of pounds  worth of their merchandise because they are utter snobs.

Stupid too....fancy making so many when so few seem to be sold. Rolling Eyes

You get that occasionally, especially in agricultural products. Eg, milk producers pouring out product, to lessen supply and increase prices, etc.

However, in this case they went too far down the production route. Should'a stopped before they were manufactured.

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Post by eddie on Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:20 pm

Burberry would have looked so good to their customers and potential customers had they decided to donate all their clothes to the homeless.  

Or a third world country.

Or a charity.

Or an auction for a worthy cause.


Greedy bastards. Their clothes suck.
And so do they.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:44 pm

I look at Burberry and all I see is the Emperor's clothes. Overpriced dowdy tat.
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Syl wrote:What a waste though burning millions of pounds  worth of their merchandise because they are utter snobs.

Stupid too....fancy making so many when so few seem to be sold. Rolling Eyes

It's not millions of pounds though. The actual cloth and manufacture probably costs peanuts, like most clothes. You pay big bucks for the name. Designer stuff is usually better made with better quality fabric but not always.
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eddie wrote:If their stuff was cheap and available anywhere,  nobody would wear it because let’s face it, it’s just a beige cloth with brown and red stripes.

Wowee. Rolling Eyes

They invented gabardine. I get that the clothing is most likely well made and sturdy, but it's still dowdy looking.
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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:55 pm

I wish you people would stop insulting my coat. It's lasted years!

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Raggamuffin wrote:I wish you people would stop insulting my coat. It's lasted years!

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I think it's beige I hate. I loathe beige.
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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:15 am

IHoratioTarr wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:I wish you people would stop insulting my coat. It's lasted years!

Burberry burns millions of ££ of stock rather than see the wrong sort of people wearing it. 2a6473aefb5e24ac976f1a391ac86987
I doubt  the coat is that old.

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I think it's from the '70s. Laughing

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I saw a great headline today re this..."The bonfire of the vanities" Razz

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Syl wrote:I saw a great headline today re this..."The bonfire of the vanities" Razz

Have you ever read that book? It's hilarious.
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Post by Vintage on Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:39 pm

Burberry used to have a factory near here, they suddenly decided they no longer needed it after many years and closed it with a great many people being un employed - then announced the opening of a new factory in Scotland.
I will not buy Burberry for that reason and because it is in general as far as I can tell boring clothing.

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Have you ever read that book?   It's hilarious.
I saw the film years ago....cant remember much about it though.

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Vintage wrote:Burberry used to have a factory near here, they suddenly decided they no longer needed it after many years and closed it with a great many people being un employed - then announced the opening of a new factory in Scotland.
I will not buy Burberry for that reason and because it is in general as far as I can tell boring clothing.
I wouldnt buy it because its incredibly overpriced, and boring to look at.
The scarves retail at £350.......I can think of better ways to spend that amount of money.

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