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#1 osmich

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:17 PM

NOOD (New Objects of Desire) is the new furniture/household store on lower Yates Street. Basically knock-offs of famous designers and Ikea type stuff, what I couldn't believe were the prices. $195 for a foosball table? I thought, where in the hell is this stuff made? I already knew my answer but I thought I would ask anyway. China the clerk replied — but we have strict quality and worker ethics control! LOL.

Fill your boots everyone with cheap stuff made in China at NOOD. The store looks cool, modern and minimilist but if you don't care about quality and where it is made then go there. Even the furniture, albeit some of it is high priced, you can see the quality has China knock-off written all over it. Shhhhhh, don't tell your friends it's a knock-off — let them believe its a designer piece! You will probably get what you paid for at NOOD.

#2 victorian fan

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:47 PM

A reclusive New Zealand billionaire and philanthropist has gained a toehold in Canada for her new chain of designer home products and furnishings stores.


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http://www.canada.co...04-10a4959fbb1d

#3 spanky123

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:03 PM

Bad time, IMHO, to be opening a new store selling discretionary goods.

#4 mat

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:15 PM

Bad time, IMHO, to be opening a new store selling discretionary goods.


My sentiments exactly = the retail boom in boutique shops downtown, especially lower Yates st. looks wonderful, but is on shaky economic ground. Shops like NOOD do very well in up-and-coming urban areas, especially with lots of new condos - and we are seeing a fairly dramatic slowdown in those sales.

Wait until after Christmas, let's see some retail sales results - expect to see 'for lease' signs, and brown paper in the windows.

#5 Coreyburger

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:51 PM

Opening a store selling crap made in a China at any price is a risky business rightnow. Basically, after the global economic downtown is done, back comes high oil prices, which will basically erase the profit margin from offshoring manufacturing work.

#6 yodsaker

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:24 AM

Looked in, didn't see anything of interest to me. Most of it did not look comfortable.

#7 Mike K.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:15 AM

Popped my head in the other day. Staff were busy wheeling cardboard out of the store and into a truck and moving boxes into the back. Everything was 50% off.

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#8 gumgum

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:07 PM

Some of the stuff there is very good quality. Their dining room chairs and tables are solidly built and attractive.
Most of the stuff isn't my taste, but I don't have a problem buying a knock-off as long as it's decent quality.

#9 aastra

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:34 PM

Opening a store selling crap made in a China at any price is a risky business rightnow.


Is there any other kind of store?

#10 Pyroteknik

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:13 PM

The first weekend of the sale there were line-ups out the door most of the time on both Saturday and Sunday, and the staff were running around trying to meet everyone's inquiries. Their Knock-offs do seem better made than some of the stores I've seen with similar items.

#11 Holden West

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:42 PM

Local furniture retailer Gabriel Ross criticizes NOOD for their unoriginal knock-offs.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
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#12 mat

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:22 PM

Local furniture retailer Gabriel Ross criticizes NOOD for their unoriginal knock-offs.


Kinda expected - but same is true of all local mass market and boutique retailers. Few designs - be they furniture, clothing or websites are totally unique. Designers build on each other, and the expectations of the market.

#13 Sue Woods

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:51 PM

[quote name='Coreyburger']Opening a store selling crap made in a China at any price is a risky business rightnow. quote]

I refuse to buy anything with China on the label. A challenge as that includes most of the clothes and items you find these days in department stores, and they seem to have the corner on the candle market too.

Anyway just my two cents because its after midnight and I have sugar induced insomnia. Eating a pint of strawberries (made in Abbotsford) while watching the late news can do that.:)

#14 spanky123

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:11 AM

Sue,

Two issues my friend:2.

1. Even the stuff made in Canada is most likely made in China. Canadian law only requires that the item be packaged in Canada to carry the "made in Canada" label.

2. Don't know anything about NOOD but clearly they are a big success or the competitor wouldn't be bent out of shape trying to slam their products!

#15 G-Man

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:51 AM

It is a nice store either way. A bit expensive though.

#16 Nparker

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:12 AM

It is a nice store either way. A bit expensive though.


And about as close as we are going to see to an IKEA for a long time.

#17 julienne

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:27 AM

Local furniture retailer Gabriel Ross criticizes NOOD for their unoriginal knock-offs.


He does have a point.

#18 Holden West

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:42 AM

If NOOD stuff was IKEA-cheap it would be fine, disposable furniture, a nicer-looking alternative to the ugly crap you see at the Brick.

But NOOD isn't all that cheap considering the genuine article will probably last much longer and will be an actual heirloom that retains its value. How much will that old IKEA/NOOD/Brick sofa be worth ten years from now?

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#19 Sue Woods

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 06:10 PM

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starting $1,599.00 CAD
SKU:F100395
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[Model: ES670] Price: $3,334.00 CAD
DESIGNER:
* Charles and Ray Eames 1956
MATERIALS:
* 7-ply wood shell
* Die-cast aluminum base and back braces
* Urethane foam cushions with leather upholstery
* Natural rubber shock mounts
COLOURS/FINISHES:
AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
[Leather Option]:
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#20 LJ

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:28 PM

And about as close as we are going to see to an IKEA for a long time.


Why on earth would you want an IKEA?

Its stuff is ok for a college dorm or the like but thats about it.
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