March 22, 2010 @ 08:42:49 AM
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Concepts will have the AJKO this Saturday

Thongstealer, Why the boycott? Just curious.
March 22, 2010 @ 23:04:42 PM
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nuff said


cool bro, no one cares, if you arent able to give atleast one reason, whether its they kicked your dog or they dont carry bape and that pisses you off.

then gtfo.

oh btw i'm boycotting, CVS....NUFF SAID.
March 22, 2010 @ 23:05:13 PM
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whats poppin wit everyone on this sunday?


whats this sunday?
March 23, 2010 @ 10:45:57 AM
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cool bro, no one cares, if you arent able to give atleast one reason, whether its they kicked your dog or they dont carry bape and that pisses you off.

then gtfo.

oh btw i'm boycotting, CVS....NUFF SAID.


It seems like your caring. Do you work at Cncpts?
March 23, 2010 @ 11:06:32 AM
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i don't know what it is but concepts does have a poser-ish/we're trying very hard image IMO...
March 23, 2010 @ 11:38:48 AM
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i don't know what it is but concepts does have a poser-ish/we're trying very hard image IMO...


Most of them are cool. Its just I experienced bad customer service with one of them.
March 23, 2010 @ 13:04:33 PM
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everyone's got their own opinion based on their own experiences, but i'd just say that you shouldn't go and label concepts as "trying too hard" if you really haven't taken the time to get to know the dudes who work there. They're all very cool and helpful guys, who know what they're doing. Again, everyone's got an opinion, just don't pass judgement too quickly...
March 23, 2010 @ 20:50:10 PM
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yo ched how much is that gucci sneaker on the website that looks like a cross between a delta force and a safari?????
March 24, 2010 @ 09:44:39 AM
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It seems like your caring. Do you work at Cncpts?


Seriously? go back maybe 3 pages max and you'll see me asking Chedda whats in stock and probably even saying some criticism. Out of anyone, I have been the most critical of all the shops in the city, and I mean all of them, I'm like a bitch on her period when it comes to shops and customer service.

I call em out but i give reasons, I dont just say "wow fuck Karmaloop, for no apparent reason"

Sure ive gotten some flack for it, and I'm sure some stores dont like me, But so far it seems both Karmaloop and especially Concepts has taken the criticism greatly and has shown(atleast on these boards) any hate.

i don't know what it is but concepts does have a poser-ish/we're trying very hard image IMO...


How so? and thats a legit question, in my mind the whole streetwear scene falls under that category, which is why i've mixed my clothing up, because i realized i was looking like "hey look at me i have sneakers you cant find, im super cool"

But in all honesty every shop can and does fall under that category. Unless you have some specifics.

Most of them are cool. Its just I experienced bad customer service with one of them.


I experienced bad service with one Karmaloop individual, and i stated it, and that was that. Its a forum dude, you are suppose to help each other get the best deals, know the best shops etc.

tell us what happened, tell us who it was, i promise you they will not break down your door and kidnap your sister.

Originally posted by Inactive User
everyone's got their own opinion based on their own experiences, but i'd just say that you shouldn't go and label concepts as "trying too hard" if you really haven't taken the time to get to know the dudes who work there. They're all very cool and helpful guys, who know what they're doing. Again, everyone's got an opinion, just don't pass judgement too quickly...


I'd agree with what you say, but lets face it, we are human and first impressions are everything. The issue i have with how he went about it, is the fact he didnt state what happened and such. Giving concepts a chance to say something or do something.

If he legit did have bad service and then stated it and lets say Concepts acted dickish about it...then you can say fuck that store. Well, usually i say fuck that store first, but i still tell me story.
March 24, 2010 @ 11:38:09 AM
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TJ, If it is the one I think you are talking about I believe it is like 435.00ish. Shoot me a text if you need one and I will let you know exactly.

Thongstealer, I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the shop. I can assure you that is not the type of impression we want to leave on our customers. I am going to shoot you a PM and hopefully we can discuss this a little further.

Personally I can say I have received a lot of valuable feedback from people on here. Thats why I check it and respond when I can.
March 24, 2010 @ 15:07:21 PM
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Concepts will have the AJKO this Saturday


Going to be popping in Sat then, how much are these btw?
March 24, 2010 @ 16:22:22 PM
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concepts is the sh!t. one of the best stores in mass. period.

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March 25, 2010 @ 13:37:05 PM
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Good looks, D. I see yall making moves over that side of the river too.

I found the poser comment kind of odd. I am pretty sure you are not a regular customer. I think our staff is so diverse it would be impossible to call any of them posing. Seriously we have people from all walks of life, and they all are pretty true to their lifestyle (whatever that may be).
March 25, 2010 @ 14:54:25 PM
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you're right chedda i am not a regular customer, but when i say poser i don't mean the people themselves, but more of the store, i am sure this has been brought up before so i guess i am just reitterating what's already been said...
concepts (not tannery) for me is way too all over the place when its comes to branding and image. On one end of the spectrum u guys have high end semi dressy shit like CDG, visvim, headporter, clarks, clot and then on the other spectrum u guys have jordans, idiom, skateboards, nike SBs, and vans... why not put all the high end shit in the tannery and leave concepts as the sneaker/skate shop? I mean u guys are great when it comes to accounts and collabs, but since getting a certain brand account isn't a problem for yall maybe less could be more?
March 25, 2010 @ 15:02:40 PM
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^ i think there's a lot of crossover appeal between mixing premium and streetwear. Plenty of people wear clarks, cdg, or visvim one day and then a pair of nikes or vans the next. It's all about balance and mixing it up.

this may not be the best fit...but point in case:

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March 25, 2010 @ 16:14:59 PM
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TJ, If it is the one I think you are talking about I believe it is like 435.00ish. Shoot me a text if you need one and I will let you know exactly.

Thongstealer, I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the shop. I can assure you that is not the type of impression we want to leave on our customers. I am going to shoot you a PM and hopefully we can discuss this a little further.

Personally I can say I have received a lot of valuable feedback from people on here. Thats why I check it and respond when I can.


Im good, I really just wanted to say "the gucci that looks like a cross between a delta force and a safari"
March 25, 2010 @ 21:55:00 PM
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^ i think there's a lot of crossover appeal between mixing premium and streetwear. Plenty of people wear clarks, cdg, or visvim one day and then a pair of nikes or vans the next. It's all about balance and mixing it up.

this may not be the best fit...but point in case:


drake never fails to have the goofiest face in every picture.
March 25, 2010 @ 21:56:22 PM
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you're right chedda i am not a regular customer, but when i say poser i don't mean the people themselves, but more of the store, i am sure this has been brought up before so i guess i am just reitterating what's already been said...
concepts (not tannery) for me is way too all over the place when its comes to branding and image. On one end of the spectrum u guys have high end semi dressy shit like CDG, visvim, headporter, clarks, clot and then on the other spectrum u guys have jordans, idiom, skateboards, nike SBs, and vans... why not put all the high end shit in the tannery and leave concepts as the sneaker/skate shop? I mean u guys are great when it comes to accounts and collabs, but since getting a certain brand account isn't a problem yall maybe less could be more?


honestly, if anything that shows that its shoppers are posers. A store for the most part, caters to its clientele so if dudes are buying Gucci shoes while wearing Stussy shirts, then their gonna sell em both in the same store. it is what it is.
March 25, 2010 @ 23:31:09 PM
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i just think that inorder for them to build up their brand and seriously contend with the likes of huf,the hundreds,supreme, clientele,even bodega they really need to take their shop in one direction and run with it... otherwise they'll always be a store that just stocks the hyped item at the moment

i mean what do yall think when concepts comes to mind? sneaker store? skate shop? high end retailer? its all kinda jumbled together
March 26, 2010 @ 07:07:11 AM
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DT, Good example.

BT, I can see where you are coming from. Our foundation at Concepts is snow, skate, and culture. We have always prided ourselves on showcasing product from multiple genres. Many of the stores you compared us to carry a lot of similar product. I dont know how old you are, but if you were around back in 1996 there were really not too many stores like Concepts around (if any). Thats even a little before my time with the company to be honest. I think we accurately represent the lifestyle of our customer(s). Being located in Harvard Square brings us a very diverse crowd our way. From your hustler type street dude buying Jordans, to Harvard Professors buying RRL bags and Chuck Taylors, and everything in between.
March 26, 2010 @ 19:49:15 PM
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you're right chedda i am not a regular customer, but when i say poser i don't mean the people themselves, but more of the store, i am sure this has been brought up before so i guess i am just reitterating what's already been said...
concepts (not tannery) for me is way too all over the place when its comes to branding and image. On one end of the spectrum u guys have high end semi dressy shit like CDG, visvim, headporter, clarks, clot and then on the other spectrum u guys have jordans, idiom, skateboards, nike SBs, and vans... why not put all the high end shit in the tannery and leave concepts as the sneaker/skate shop? I mean u guys are great when it comes to accounts and collabs, but since getting a certain brand account isn't a problem for yall maybe less could be more?


Holy fuckin shit man, I cannot disagree with you more. If anyone knows anything about the retail business, or general principles of Business 101, one would know that catering to all different types of consumers is a great thing for business. Variety is a good thing my friend.

Now, first, name a store, ONE store that carries the variety of products that Concepts does all under ONE roof. When it comes to footwear, there's not much you can't get, they carry general athletic footwear (Nike Tier 0, Nike SB, Jordan, Adidas, New Balance, Adidas, Converse, etc.) while carrying high-end footwear (YSL, Visvim, Gucci) and then where they can stop there, they also carry general affordable shoes as well (Clarks, Timberland, Gourmet). Concepts caters to the young, the old, sneakerheards, fashionistas or even the average casual adult looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes. The accounts and products that Concepts carry all in the same store is unheard of. Name a store where you can purchase a pair of basketball sneakers, skateboarding sneakers, and Gucci sandals without stepping foot outside the store. As a consumer, there's nothing more convenient then fulfilling all your footwear needs or doing all your shopping at one location.

i just think that inorder for them to build up their brand and seriously contend with the likes of huf,the hundreds,supreme, clientele,even bodega they really need to take their shop in one direction and run with it... otherwise they'll always be a store that just stocks the hyped item at the moment

i mean what do yall think when concepts comes to mind? sneaker store? skate shop? high end retailer? its all kinda jumbled together


Second, are you shittin me? Huf/Supreme are skate-shops (good luck finding a pair of shoes for the club), Clientele closed, Bodega has nowhere near the variety that Concepts does, The Hundreds is a clothing brand, not a retailer, not to mention they are turning into another Crooks (nothing wrong with that, get that money!), so comparing The Hundreds to Concepts is kind of like comparing the style of play of Tim Duncan and Lebron.

Third, if you question the direction that Concepts has taken, do me a favor and check out their website and click on the "about" tab. Notice where it says "Concepts provides consumers with a complete retail experience."? I respect your opinion and don't mean to come off as a dick but I give props where props is due. With all bias aside, I actually consider Concepts one of the top lifestyle/streetwear stores in the world because of their variety (seriously, SB, Jordan and Gucci under one roof!?)
March 27, 2010 @ 09:15:23 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Concepts opened by Vinnie Ponte originally?

On another note, where is the best heavy white t-shirt in boston?

its getting to be about that season and I dont feel like ebaying proclubs or w/e.
March 27, 2010 @ 11:54:59 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Concepts opened by Vinnie Ponte originally?

On another note, where is the best heavy white t-shirt in boston?

its getting to be about that season and I dont feel like ebaying proclubs or w/e.


Ponte runs Rival, all i know is obviously Concepts is a sub-company of the tannery, but judging from what the tannery offers and the owners of the tannery, someone different and especially from the skayting community, must have stepped in and ran with the idea at first.
March 28, 2010 @ 10:31:24 AM
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Hell' Yeah! Big Vinny is my man he opened Concepts up back in the day when he was going to school up there. Brought that NYC feel with him to the Bean. From what I have seen Concepts was more focus backed then the brands were geared to a more specific customer. less about try'n to cater to everyone and more about being core. It's all good... Support your local sk8 shop, big up to Orchard!
March 28, 2010 @ 22:58:36 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Hell' Yeah! Big Vinny is my man he opened Concepts up back in the day when he was going to school up there. Brought that NYC feel with him to the Bean. From what I have seen Concepts was more focus backed then the brands were geared to a more specific customer. less about try'n to cater to everyone and more about being core. It's all good... Support your local sk8 shop, big up to Orchard!


Yea, i'd have to say Orchard is the only true skate shop left in Boston, throwing a few decks on your wall doesnt make you a skate shop, like some of these "boutiques" think.

I've also found that skate shops are the best place for great deals. I'll find the same exact shoes at Orchard that are at another shop like Karmaloop. And there will sometimes be a $30 price difference.

Definitely stopping by Orchard tomorrow.
April 02, 2010 @ 10:52:31 AM
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I've also found that skate shops are the best place for great deals. I'll find the same exact shoes at Orchard that are at another shop like Karmaloop. And there will sometimes be a $30 price difference.


We sell everything for the suggested retail. If something is $30 less (which is a HUGE difference), it had to been marked down by Orchard.

We also have some legit sales...check www.twitter.com/karmaloopboston

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April 02, 2010 @ 17:19:56 PM
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yo concepts are u getting these?
http://www.schuh-you.com/Nike-Air-180-Weiss-Schwarz-Gelb
April 02, 2010 @ 21:02:04 PM
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Yo Whats good with the Skunk Highs? Concepts is getting them im assuming ?


On another note any one sellig BMX Parts? or where the Bmx shops at
April 03, 2010 @ 00:36:42 AM
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http://hypebeast.com/2010/04/balance-1500-japanimation-pack/

Will these be available at Concepts?
April 03, 2010 @ 14:02:21 PM
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We sell everything for the suggested retail. If something is $30 less (which is a HUGE difference), it had to been marked down by Orchard.

We also have some legit sales...check www.twitter.com/karmaloopboston


That wasn't meant to be an attack on you guys. I was going off of a legit time when I saw some Supras with the price different. You guys actually later on did have the shoes for the same price due to a sale. So i wasnt trying to bash you guys.

Just fact is, skate shops usually are cheaper, really dont care how, really dont care why, but I remember going to Eastern Boarder when I was in central mass and picking up decent shoes, including Nike Sb's for $30-40 and then picking up some etnies for my girl at the time for $20.

It just doesnt get better than that, you go to some stores and even if they are going out of business they still wont give you deals like that.

Skate shops just seem more in tuned with what the buyer, atleast when i use to visit them frequently.

I think more stores just need to realize if you sell 500 items at $20 a piece as compared to 200 at $40, sure it has be economical and what not, but a lot of times stores are only about the bottomline and dont realize, selling more items at a lower profit margin in the long run can have a larger impact.
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