Q: Hi Bagaholicboy, ever wondered why the SAs at Raffles City Shopping Centre’s Kate Spade hide all the goodies? I’m still perplexed as to why they carry other small items for Jack Spade and the Par Avion collection but don’t really display them. I left my number behind so they could call me once the Kate Spade Par Avion Cosmestic Case arrived as I intended to get it as a gift and in the end I got it from their boutique at Takashimaya Department Store instead. Again I had to ask for it as it was not on display. Just a baffling question for you to solve.
A: Dear Kelvin, the answer is simple. They simply ran out of space. As much as I love Kate Spade and the fact that they carry Jack Spade at the Raffles City Shopping Centre boutique, I also understand that their boutique is too small, compared to their immense range of bags and accessories.
Jack Spade used to have its own display case for their small leather goods, but it is now gone as well. And as to why the Kate Spade Par Avion Cosmestic Case at Takashimaya Department Store was not on display as well, I suspect it is due to high rentals in shopping malls. Look at it this way, if you have to grapple with high rents every month, it would make more sense to display and hopefully sell the higher-priced items first right?
Nevertheless, don’t let this stop you from going back again. I always ask to see the full range of Jack Spade bags and accessories whenever I pop down to their Raffles City Shopping Centre boutique and the SAs always happily bring everything out, even if I do not buy anything in the end.
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