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What kind of customers do you have, and in what kind of area are your shop located?

 

You should chose shoes in the right price category.

I think good year welted is a must. Also calf leather.

 

Barkers are not the most expensive shoes but they are well done.

If you are located in a wealthy area i would go for a shoe that are a little bit higher in price and quality. Maybe 2 different brand`s if you are not sure what to choose? Crockett & Jones? What do your neighbours sell?

 

I would start with the shoes that the Barkers rep says sell best, and from there start with more models.

 

We have been selling shoes for a couple of years now

and it goes pretty well. It also brings in customers with better shoes to repair. For some reason they they believe you are a better repairer for these kind of shoes just because you sell them

 

This year i think we will sell about 600 - 700 pairs

 

Go for it....

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I love Crockett & Jones, hate Barkers with the welt that almost is not a welt as there is hardly anything to stitch on this is not indicitive of all models though as I have 2 pairs of Brogues that have normal welts.

The C & J are just too good to wear, frightened of scuffing them, expect I'll get buries with them, with the ephitaph reading "Buys the best but wears the rest". :wink:

 

Selling a good pair of shoes to a customer who appreciates them is great job satisfaction.

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What kind of customers do you have, and in what kind of area are your shop located?

 

You should chose shoes in the right price category.

I think good year welted is a must. Also calf leather.

 

Barkers are not the most expensive shoes but they are well done.

If you are located in a wealthy area i would go for a shoe that are a little bit higher in price and quality. Maybe 2 different brand`s if you are not sure what to choose? Crockett & Jones? What do your neighbours sell?

 

I would start with the shoes that the Barkers rep says sell best, and from there start with more models.

 

We have been selling shoes for a couple of years now

and it goes pretty well. It also brings in customers with better shoes to repair. For some reason they they believe you are a better repairer for these kind of shoes just because you sell them

 

This year i think we will sell about 600 - 700 pairs

 

Go for it....

 

Thanks Peter, I knew you'd say that :wink: I will go for it......cheers

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Sounds like this could be a decent add on. How many styles, sizes, colours etc would be a good starting point? What kind of mark up is there in shoe sales opposed to leather sole & heel repair? I get Grenson, Loakes,Jeffery west?, and other mid priced shoes in for repair(£70-£200). Is there many returns?

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