The Boys' Outfitter Volume 3

The Boys' Outfitter Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...quarter. VVith prices at an average of about forty percent less than last year's at the same time, the stores did a business of about twice as much in merchandise, running over last year's money record. i The plan of to-day is to dobig business. Volume, volume, volume, is the desire of the trade, and policies are in shaping at the moment which are expected to make of New Orleans' trade of 1921 a firm and fitting foundation for the great trade of the near future. January saw the heads of the boys' departments on buying trips to the New York market. Never has this buying been delayed so long, but the abnormal conditions of the end of the past year have forced the proceeding. The buyers have been watchingithe public narrowly and have been unloading their stock with great precision, at prices ranging from a third to a half reduction. The result was that the middle of January saw the shelves cleaned out of most encumbrances and everybody ready and eager to talk new stock at new prices. From many of the largest cities in the South have come reports of great holiday and afterholiday business extending all through the month. The public was in a fever to buy, and when price concessions were made in boys' merchandise the departments were quickly cleared of sale goods. Corduroys at prices around the five-dollar mark, mackinaws at from five to seven and woolen suits at about ten dollars, or slightly more than ten, were the leaders in sales. S The 'hite Sales gave opportunity to bring out the stock of wash suits for boys and to sell advantageously. One store put out every suit in the house at half price, selling at from a dollar upward. Another sold wash suits at a dollar ninety-eight cents, claiming in the lot...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883896
  • 9781236883896