Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shade vs. Down East Basic Tee's



So, I need your opinions. We are thinking about getting a t-shirt and clothing line (one of the wonderful ones that you can use to wear under all your clothes to make sure that you are modest -- they also have great modest dresses, bathing suits etc) and need to know which one may sell the best. So, which one would you choose?

Shade Clothing -- better quality, more fashion colors and design choices but approx. 20% more expensive




OR

Down East Basics -- more reasonably priced, designs very similar to Shade, less expensive dresses








7 comments:

Michelle said...

I will poll my wonderful group of LDS ladies (from babycenter.com) and get back to you...

Michelle said...

Here is a link to the poll: http://community.babycenter.com/post/a5406395/shade_vs_down_east_basic

I will update with results within the next 1-2 days but you are also welcome to pop in and check it out...so far shade is winning 2 to 1, but there was some concern expressed about shade's future.

Jen B. said...

Michelle, you are awesome -- this is so fun and I am so glad that you posted. What a wonderful help you are!

melissa said...

I would like to try Down east basic
There really wasn't a whole lot in shade I liked even when I got a bigger size then I normally wear they still felt tight and uncomfortable on me.

julie said...

Hmmmm, this is a toughy for me. I am interested in seeing what the poll results show. Part of me thinks Down East because online they seem to have more of a variety, which to me says that there are more possiblities for your company to make money. I guess it just depends on your mark-up etc., as to which company you will want to choose. They both seem to similar style and both prices seemed very reasonable. :) Ok, enough of my two cents worth!

Tara said...

You probably don't remember me, but I used to work with your mom at the clinic. I love reading your blog. It really helps me to want to be a better person and I check all the time to see if you have new posts. I hope you don't mind.

Anyway, I am cheap, cheap, cheap. I like good quality, like any other civilized person, but I don't want to pay a lot. I have worn both lines of clothing and I have to say that the quality of Shade is soooooo much better. I would rather pay the little extra and get better quality even with my stingy pocketbook. That is my perspective as a buyer. Hope that helps.

Michelle said...

OK, so I finally made it back over here, sorry it took so long. Down East won with 2/3 of the vote. More people would rather get cheap with this economy. Plus people liked that DE had more items available. And again more people expressed concern with Shade's future.