This post describes Italic’s retailing concept and how it benefits community members with high quality products from the same manufacturers used by high-end brands. Read to understand their pricing and what you can save despite of having to buy a membership.
- What Made Me Try out Italic?
- How Does It Work?
- Is the Membership Worth It?
- How Does Their Member Pricing Work?
- Further Details of this Italic Cashmere Sweater
- What Is the Breath of Their Women Apparel?
- Would I Recommend to Become a Member?
- Italic’s Retail Concept in Conclusion
Disclosure: Ad. The cashmere sweater is a sample of my choice from Italic. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion. This post has affiliate links.
What Made Me Try out Italic?
Living in Interior Alaska I need sweaters that provide good insulation. The best yarns for thermal comfort are qiviut, sheep wool and cashmere. Anything in qiviut is way out of my league budget wise. I am allergic to sheep wool. Thus, cashmere sweaters are my go-to. However, high quality cashmere sweaters are typically sold with at least a medium or bridge brand name attached. Not to mention brands like Hermès, Kith, Le Creuset, Le Labo, Maje, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Sandro, Tom Ford, Tumi, West Elm, Williams Sonoma, All Clad, Alo Yoga, Away, Burberry and alike. Then I heard about Italic‘s revolutionary retail concept to offer hundreds of quality goods from the same manufacturers as leading brands for up to 80% less, and I tried them out for a citrus cashmere sweater last year.
How Does It Work?
You create your account and purchase an annual membership like you probably have done with Costco and/or Sam’s Club. The annual membership fee costs $60. Then you can start shopping and automatically save on over 800+ products from the World’s best manufacturers. Best, if you are not convinced by the the benefits in savings within your first 30 days, Italic will issue you a full refund of your membership fee.
Thus, trying them out is risk free.
Is the Membership Worth It?
I am a scientist, so let’s look at the numbers. Not the numbers they list on their store page, but the numbers for this beautiful trendy cropped red 100% cashmere sweater. Its price tag is $70 at Italic. Its manufacturer produces also for Sandro & Maje. A 100% cashmere sweater from this brand is in the ballpark of $375 at stores like Bloomingdale or Nordstrom.
The price difference is $305.
Ok, I hear you. This brand is usually not in your league. A 100% cashmere sweater from Everlane sells typically for about $100.
This price difference is $30.
Thus, half of the membership fee in the latter case. However, with two of this Italic sweater within a year the savings break even with the fee. However, compared to the savings on a Sandro & Maje cashmere sweater, the saving for just one sweater would be already $245 after substracting the membership costs!
Not convinced yet? What about this argument? Italic guarantees savings and when your savings fail to exceed your membership fee, they will refund you the difference. How does that sound?
How Does Their Member Pricing Work?
Brands spend huge amounts of money on advertisement and marketing. These costs don’t make the item better, but aim at elevating the wearer feeling of being chic because of wearing this brand. Another cost factor that doesn’t improve a product, but increases its costs are middlemen. Read why cutting out the middlemen is a new trend in retail. Together these costs often exceed the actual production, warehouse, material cost and handling costs by a multi-fold.
Taking this fact into mind it is an easy to understand why the customer’s savings can reach up to 80% at Italic.
Further Details of this Italic Cashmere Sweater
The sweater featured in this post consists of 100% Mongolian cashmere knitted in a weighty 7 gauge stitch. The cuffs, waist, and neckline have a hand-made rib finish. The boxy, cropped design is a Must-have trend in the upcoming fall/winter season. You can order this sweater in bright red (see photos), blush, lilac, periwinkle, ivory, gray, midnight, saffron, fatigue green, black or citrus in sizes XS to XL.
What Is the Breath of Their Women Apparel?
They offer beautiful sweaters, cardigans, coats, Tees, pants, shorts, activewear, sleep and loungewear, among others. Their accessories encompass sunglasses, umbrellas, scarves, hats, gloves, gold earrings like huggies and hoops, necklaces and watch bands. Of course, they also have bags and shoes.
Would I Recommend to Become a Member?
Yes, if you don’t want to pay for a brand name and/or for middlemen who add no value.
Italic’s revolutionary retail concept is to offer hundreds of quality goods from the same manufacturers as leading brands for up to 80% less to their members. This means that Italic’s way to do retail is the best for the customer. Join the Italic community and start saving when shopping high quality fashion, shoes, bags, accessories and more. Browse their collection now.
Photos of me: G. Kramm
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