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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2012, 10:35:20 PM »
My experience is with a lady SA ng Omega sa Glorietta store nila. Lazy sya. Halos ayaw maglabas ng watches para masukat. Siguro dahil naka t-shirt and jeans lang din ako. Pag ganyan talaga ang SA, kahit ready to buy ka na, mawawalan ka talaga ng gana. Buti pa yung SAs sa Greenbelt and Trinoma branches, super bait. Napansin ko lang, mas mababait yung mga SA ng Rolex kesa sa SA ng Omega. Yung mga taga Rolex, sila pa talaga mag encourage sayo to try on several styles before you buy.
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2012, 07:01:28 AM »
Tama knowing ha SA sila and kahit balig baligtarin saleslady lang sila. Baka nga sila mismo walang pambili ng products na binibenta nila
^True, sis! and kairita naman yung sinabi sa'yo na fake yung bag mo. kung sa akin sinabi iyon, parang sampal naman sa mukha ko! after spending thousands of on my bags (for which, product of hardwork ko rin naman), iyon pa sasabihin sa akin. speaking of tactless. anuveh!

My experience is with a lady SA ng Omega sa Glorietta store nila. Lazy sya. Halos ayaw maglabas ng watches para masukat. Siguro dahil naka t-shirt and jeans lang din ako. Pag ganyan talaga ang SA, kahit ready to buy ka na, mawawalan ka talaga ng gana.

^I couldn't agree with you more! With me naman kasi, i can't alter the way i dress when i shop because that's where I'm comfortable with. Yes, kuntodo porma and make-up ako when I go on dates with hubby or gimmick with girlfriends. Pero kung all-day shopping galore ako, i go with my birks talaga. Lalo na kapag alam kong mahaba-haba ang lalakarin and marami kaming bibitbiting paperbags before reaching the car. Haha.

And tama ang ibang mga sis natin dito. Abroad, even if you're very simply-dressed, SA's won't hesitate to let you try their Gucci or Prada shoes. When I shop in Europe, oh, how blissful I am!

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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2012, 07:41:42 AM »
Naku sis Ayka sarap ihampas nung bag. Sa loob loob ko nga while walking out of the store, loko ka babalikan kita at gagantihan kita... Ayun talaga binalikan ko sya, habang humihingi ng sorry yung manager talagang hindi ako nagpa areglo, i demanded her termination on the spot... Which imnot sure if totoo nga talaga na inalis sya. So far nung bumabalik ako sa store di lo sya nakikita.went back to buy gifts at that time. And talagang inasar ko ulit yung manager, went back there mas worse pa sa suot ko as in tsinelas na islaner pa yata supt ko, then tshirt and short. Syempre si manager namukhaan na ako, di ako inirapan or what hahaha
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2012, 07:59:58 AM »
nakakainis nga ang mga SA na ganito. and ayoko ng ganito kaya as much as possible, hindi nalang ako nagpupupunta sa mahal na stores.

pero ang unang experience ko sa mga ganitong SA was when i was in high school pa. nagpunta ako sa Guess kase bibilihin ko yung isang back-pack nila. 900 pesos lang yun. so medyo matagal tagal na yun kase 900 pesos palang ang bag nila LOL.

pag hingi ko sa kanya nung bag sabi ba naman sa akin 900 pesos yan. with irap sabay talikod at intindi nung ibang items nya. sinabi ko nalang "oo nga po" sabay bigay sa kanya ng pera ko kase malapit na din naman sya sa cashier.

sa kanya ko talaga iniabot ang cash. haha.

naka uniform pa ako nun. mahal din naman ang school ko. hehe

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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2012, 09:27:43 AM »
@kettlekorn - sa SM Baby Company nangyari sa inyo yan? Sa baby Company kasi na napupuntahan ko madalas accomodating lahat. (Maybe it's because my baby looks like half-foreigner).

Though sa Department store, nangyari na madalas sa akin. Pag SM kasi feeling ko parang 2nd home na kaya pag pumupunta ako madalas naka-flip flops lang ako. Hahaha. I was with my friend, looking at a pair of Grendha sandals. We were both wearing tees and shorts plus flip flops. Summer kasi nun and we were looking for a pair of sandals or flip flops. One of the Salesladies eyed us maliciously and told us that the pair of Sandals were looking at was around P2000++. My friend said, "Alam ko. Nasa price tag naman di ba?".

One of the other SAs approached the saleslady and murmured something like my slippers was a genuine pair of Ipanemas or something like that. The saleslady then dogtailed us suggesting this and that.

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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2012, 10:44:59 AM »
ako naman experience ko sa lacoste. dati pag pumupunta ako dun na hindi obvious na branded ang suot ko, wala lang, hindi ako sinusundan ng SA pero pinapansin naman ako pag may tanong ako. pero pag pumapasok ako na naka-lacoste shirt/bag/shoes, ang kukulit. sunod nang sunod at kung ano ano ang iooffer sa yo. at talagang ipapakita sa yo yung product at mega sales talk. ::)

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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2012, 11:09:35 AM »
@trishevil: oo sis, sa Baby Company ng isang SM dito sa Laguna. I wont mention na lang the branch, sya pa rin kasi until now ang SA ng Pigeon. Kami rin kasi ni hubby nakashorts and shirts lang suot palagi pag nagmo-mall. Tapos nakaflipflops din para mas comfortable. Alangan mag-high heels pa ako at magdress to think na may tulak-tulak akong bulky stroller na may nakasakay na mabigat na baby. Syempre gusto namin comfortable kami. Sya lang ang ganun sa amin sa Baby Company sa branch na yun. As in mataas ang kilay, mega irap at talikod. Ngayon, sya ang unang una na-greet sa amin pag napunta dun. As in kilala na nya name ng baby namin. Kalurkey lang pag ganun na you patronize their store, specifically that Japanese brand na pinopromote mo tapos gaganunin ka lang.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 11:15:14 AM by kettlekorn28 »
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2012, 04:34:29 PM »
bilib ako sayo chicafabulosa! grabe ka. kung ako rin siguro nasa sitch mo eh ganon din gagawin ko. naturingang SA pero hindi pala marunong tumingin ng fake sa orig. so tama lang ipaterminate mo siya. wala pa naman ako na eexperience na ganyang ka grabe na discrimination. usually minor lang naman, tamad na SA, yung hindi ka aasikasuhin kasi kala wala kang pambili. nakakainis pero i just let it go. sayang pa energy ko sakanila.

true din mas ok yung SAs ng rolex. we went dun sa rolex shop dun sa moa to buy a couple's watch for our wedding, accommodating naman silang lahat. then we decided mag canvass pa sa ibang stores ok lang din sakanila walang sumimangot kahit ang dami naming pinalabas na styles. but sa huli, sakanila parin kami bumili hehe.
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2012, 05:40:14 PM »
bilib ako sayo chicafabulosa! grabe ka. kung ako rin siguro nasa sitch mo eh ganon din gagawin ko. naturingang SA pero hindi pala marunong tumingin ng fake sa orig. so tama lang ipaterminate mo siya. wala pa naman ako na eexperience na ganyang ka grabe na discrimination. usually minor lang naman, tamad na SA, yung hindi ka aasikasuhin kasi kala wala kang pambili. nakakainis pero i just let it go. sayang pa energy ko sakanila.


Hehe thanks. Nataon rin lang siguro bitchy mode ako nun.. But usually ignore ko rin naman sila... Not worth my time because there's only one reason for us to ignore those matapobre na SAs... Di natin sila kalevel... :)
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2012, 03:49:05 PM »
I don't enter luxury stores in Manila, but I do go in them when I'm abroad. Usually kasi, pag nalaman nilang tourist, the SAs become more accommodating, kasi siguro iniisip nila, may panggastos. More often than not, meron naman haha. I tend to spend a whole lot more when I'm on a trip.

My best experience is still in Harrods sa London. Sa sobrang bait ng mga SAs (hinayaan nilang rumampa at mag-pictorial kami ng friends ko wearing designer shoes sa dressing room), napabili ako ng isang pares di oras haha!
« Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 04:16:37 PM by alexandrea »
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2012, 04:43:15 PM »
binasa ko mga posts nyo about LV SAs here in Manila. parang ang ironic. kasi yung Country Manager ng LV is our neighbor's wife. ilang beses ko na rin sya nakasama sa mga parties ng family nila, sa wedding namin and sa mismong wedding nila. hindi naman sya snob and ang impression ko sa kanya is napaka-soft spoken. pag may parties nga family nya, usually nasa table lang sya kasama daughter nya and yung yaya. talo pa sya ng ibang guests na napaka-loud at mga papansin. at saka everytime nakikita nya kami, bumabati naman sya kahit minsan hindi ko alam kung naaalala ba talaga nya kami. ???

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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2012, 05:34:06 PM »
apir sis! :D pareho tayo. mahilig kasi ako mag full-on regalia minsan. over dressed at mukhang glamorous kahit actually mga allowances ko lang pinambibili ko ng mga HE makeup na yan. mga produkto ng todo tipid ko.  ;D
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2012, 04:49:47 PM »
^ganun talaga yan sis may mga bagay talaga sobrang kuripot ako like gadgets pero sa make-up ayaw ko rin sa mura hehe

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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2012, 04:58:00 PM »
Ako di ko alam kahapon kung suplada o natural lang na masama ugali ng server namin sa myrons greenbelt. Nakairap sya magserve at parang inip na inip sya na pumili kami ng orders namin.

Naka shorts and fitflops lang ako kahapon. Hello, gusto nya naka gown pa ako para kumain sa kanila?

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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2012, 06:07:40 PM »
One time na experience ko na rin ma-discriminate sa isang store (Beauty Bar Trinoma branch), i went there to find a perfect gift for my sister since she's a hard working person, she deserves to reserve gifts that can pamper her. So i decided to buy Philosophy shower gels, since i do not know the price here in the Philippines(but i'm hella sure na mas mahal dito sa pinas compare sa US).

After i asked the SA for the price, i just said thank you and pag-iisipan ko. But then nag-roll eyes sa ibang SA na parang nagkakaintindihan sila. I look young kasi like mukhang 18 but i'm on my mid-20's na. Nag-PM ako sa beauty bar facebook but then keber lang sila sa PM ko, dinedma lang nila in short ::) . Oh! well goodluck na lang sa mga SA, i believe in Karma, karma will hit them back.
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2012, 10:49:19 AM »
Nakuu nakakaimbyenrna naman talaga ang mga SA na ganyan. Happened to me just recently sa isang store sa Trinoma. Galing ako ng work syempre graveyard shift eh, stress-stressan ang show. I need an outfit for an event this week so I went looking for one. Hindi naman karamihan ang tao sa store. Confident akong namili ng dress. When I finally found what I'm looking for, ako pa lumapit sa SA girl na ito I asked her how much yun lahat. Sinabihan ba naman akong tingnan ko daw sa price tag then iniwan ako at lumapit sa bagong dating na customer. Ano to, bawal pumasok sa sosyal na store kung haggard ka? Ayun dala ng kawalan pa ng tulog eh I really got pissed off at kinausap ko store manager. Pinagalitan si SA in front of me tapos panay hingi n'ya ng sorry saken. Serves her right.
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2012, 10:30:43 AM »
^nakakainis nga yan sis. kung ako yan iniwan ko lahat ng yun sa sahig sabay walk out. o kaya sasabihin ko "eh anong silbi mo dito?"

reading all your experiences here, naiinis talaga ko. and super bilib ako sa mga sissies na marunong maging assertive sa ganitong sitch.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 10:35:53 AM by nageinna »
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« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2012, 12:56:50 AM »
Nangyari din ito samin di ko makalimutan sa mac trinoma eh bibili ako ng brush so sabi ko kay hubby ehbtawagin yun sa, naka 3 tawag na si hubs aba ayaw mamansin ayun kinalabit pa ni mister to ask the sa hehe. Then yun kahapon nagpunta kami sa cash and carry sa ansons bibili kami ng split type na aircon eh pinopilit nila na isurvey daw etc mavvoid daw warranty pero okay lang sakin kasi di naman siya agad nasisira aba tinawanan ako tapos sabi wala daw silang stock sabi ko sakanya sayang sa iba na ko bibili cash basis pa aba sige habol ng loko deadma ko nga porket nakatshirt at short lang ako at yun lola ko nakawhite shirt lang at pants maryosep. Ayun bumalik ako with hubby di pa din kami pinapansin kung di pa nagtawag ang mister ko ng sa di pa kami aassist. Ayun pinakitaan nga namin ng cash, mga baliw na sa hehe

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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2012, 10:05:25 PM »
^LOL. once they see the cash, they start stalking you. had that most times.
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Re: have you ever been stared at or discriminated at a luxury boutique/store?
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2012, 11:28:49 PM »
I like being comfy when shopping. On the same day pwede akong magawi mula tiangge o palengke to high end, and when I shop at tiangges, never akong magdadamit ng takaw-pansin sa masamang loob. Sa high-end shops, who cares what SAs think about my financial status. Kung bibili ako o hindi, let them agonize over it. I can't recall an SA being rude, ignored oo minsan, but not outright verbally rude. Kung mangyari man ito, definitely their day's outcome will not be favorable for them at all.

I actually enjoy shopping na simple ang ayos at mukhang ignorante haha. It tests the SA's real personality kasi and how much BS they're willing to do just to snag a sale. ;) May times magbbrowse lang ako then aalis, minsan babalik some time after na maayos na itsura lol. The SAs don't realize that I remember every face and every action and situation associated with that face even years after, even if I see them under a different setting or employed na in a different store lol. And I remember which ones deserve the commission at yung hindi.

 

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