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#62821 - 09/07/02 05:43 PM Zara in N.Y.
MAM Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
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Loc: Boston/N.Y.C.
I can't believe it, the Zara here in SoHo is so different than Zara in Spain. I just went this afternoon excited that we had Zara here and maybe I'm exaggerating, but the styles seem completely different and everything is three times the price. The states are ridiculous. Has anyone else been? -MAM

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#62822 - 09/07/02 06:17 PM Re: Zara in N.Y.
juli Offline
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Registered: 06/26/02
Posts: 30
Loc: Tarragona
MAM, fill me in. What is Zara? a clothing store? When is Boston getting one? (heh heh, competition of the northern cities)

Jillita

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#62823 - 09/07/02 08:43 PM Re: Zara in N.Y.
MAM Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
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Loc: Boston/N.Y.C.
Zara is a clothing store for women and men. It is usually large, several floors, though the one here is just one. I doubt Boston will have too soon. I was happily surprised New York has it. There are Zara's all around Europe. I saw them in Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona. They seem QUITE popular there. -MAM

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#62824 - 09/07/02 09:17 PM Re: Zara in N.Y.
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According to the Zara website , the only USA stores are in NYC, Miami, and Wayne New Jersey. NYC has FIVE STORES!! MY GOODNESS! My ladyfriend in Madrid does a lot of her shopping at the Madrid stores. Madrid has about 35 stores but they're ALL OVER Europe.

Happy Shopping! Saludos, MadridMan
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#62825 - 09/07/02 10:47 PM Re: Zara in N.Y.
kelar419 Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 542
Loc: Texas
Zara here in the USA eek ?? That could be the best news I have heard since returning from Spain laugh . I absolutely loved shopping there...decent quality, very large selection, and generally cheap prices. At times it seemed like everytime I turned a corner, there was another one. In Bilbao, there are actually 2 on the same street (Gran Via), right across from one another.
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#62826 - 09/08/02 12:30 AM Re: Zara in N.Y.
GranadaGirl Offline
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Registered: 01/24/01
Posts: 367
Loc: Maryland via Connecticut, USA ...
I LOVE ZARA!!!

I can't believe it's different here than in Spain!! I was planning on making my first 'pilgrimage' there next weekend, will I be dissapointed?

Thanks!

-GG
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#62827 - 09/08/02 01:57 AM Re: Zara in N.Y.
MAM Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
Posts: 14
Loc: Boston/N.Y.C.
Probably not. I liked several things, it isn't bad. It was basically just an observation that the style seemed a little different and it isn't as cheap as in Spain. I can't believe there are 5 in New York. Where?! -MAM

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#62828 - 09/08/02 05:40 AM Re: Zara in N.Y.
Chica Offline
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Registered: 12/19/01
Posts: 821
Loc: Madrid
When my in-laws came to the states last year (for our wedding) they were excited to see Zara as we toured NYC. Keep in mind that the prices are adjusted according to the market that the store is located in. Therefore, since the average American salary is 2-3 times higher than the average Spanish salary, so are the prices at the Zara stores in the states.

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#62829 - 09/09/02 12:06 AM Re: Zara in N.Y.
MAM Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
Posts: 14
Loc: Boston/N.Y.C.
Oh wow. I just checked the Zara website and I never would have imagined how many countries have Zara! It's like a fast food chain.

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#62830 - 09/09/02 11:31 AM Re: Zara in N.Y.
Puna Offline
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Registered: 07/07/00
Posts: 1674
Loc: Charlotte, NC. U.S.A.
For those of you who have shopped at Zara's in Spain (and love it as I do) - remember the price tickets on each item? It shows the prices in about 8 or 10 countries - and the US price has always been 3+ times than the price in Spain. As someone said - the cost per item is based on what the market will bear. Same holds true for what fashions will sell - and Europe is at least a full season ahead of the US.

I've seen the Zara's in NJ - someone thought they would be "make me think I was in Spain" - and I was hugely disapointed with it! Guess I get spoiled by shopping in Spain, ut as I said, the prices and styles Zara offers in the US leave a lot to be desired.
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#62831 - 09/09/02 01:05 PM Re: Zara in N.Y.
CaliBasco Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 1530
Loc: Idaho
What's next in line for this unstoppable commercial juggernaut from Spain...VIPS on every corner? First Zara, then kioskos selling gominolas and ¡Hola! magazine!

We must stop this invasion before it gets out of hand and I'm able to buy jamón serrano and La Casera here in my hometo...wait, this isn't so bad after all! laugh
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#62832 - 09/09/02 08:29 PM Re: Zara in N.Y.
churrocaliente Offline
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Registered: 10/29/01
Posts: 164
Loc: Miami Beach, FL
Calibasco, what a great idea! Forget the clothes, people! We need jamon serrano sold at gas stations like I've seen them in Galicia!

laugh

Churrito

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#62833 - 09/10/02 01:26 AM Re: Zara in N.Y.
CaliBasco Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 1530
Loc: Idaho
mad eek rolleyes laugh :p confused
Which little face icon is the one for "DROOL"?!
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#62834 - 09/16/02 02:03 PM Re: Zara in N.Y.
Ed S Offline
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Registered: 09/25/00
Posts: 53
Loc: Harrisburg, PA, USA
Zara - my wife's favorite place to shop while in Spain. Too bad we can't get the Spanish price, where comparatively everything seems to be on sale, all the time.

I agree with CaliBasco theories. We will never shop at the Zara's in the United States. Enough Spanish capitalism invading our soil! Bad enough we have a El Botin in Miami! What's next, cafe con leche, calimari boccadilos and paella on every corner. We should have stopped this Spanish invasion of our soil back in 1492. We need to support our American mom and pop institutions like Gap and McDonalds. Oh my gosh, I just had a Spanish omelet bagel yesterday at McDonalds. I am supporting the onslaught. What have I done???

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