STORE WARS: Lands’ End Canvas vs. Endless
Starting March 15th and running through April 4th, Dappered.com is hosting a bracket based tournament with the purpose of eventually crowning the all around Affordable Men’s Style Retail Champ for 2011. For a full introduction see this post. To see the updated bracket, click on the image to the right. Make a case for your preferred competitor in the comments section, but don’t forget to vote at the bottom of each match up. On with today’s showdown.
Strengths: Another well executed J. Crewification of a normally bulky and older brand. Trimmed down (but not actually all that slim) fits. B+ basics at A+++ prices. Terrific sales. Not afraid to branch out into blazers, ties, and shoes. Their incredible return policy, which reads: “…return anything at anytime for any reason for a full refund of its purchase price” Simple enough…
Weaknesses: You do have to pay shipping ($6.95 flat fee) to return items. The fit isn’t as athletic as you think it’d be… it’s slimmer, but it’s not slim. While they excel at good to very good, there aren’t many items that you’ll be drooling over.
Strengths: Their free two-day and many times free OVERNIGHT shipping. Free returns as well, meaning risk free online shoe shopping. Site wide sales that can discount brands (like Allen Edmonds) that are usually hard to find at a reduced price. Their price match guarantee, which means if they lower their price within 14 days, or you find it for cheaper somewhere else within 14 days, you tell them and they credit your method of payment the difference. Owned by Amazon so much of that inventory is in the Endless system. Dabbles in watches & Sunglasses too.
Weaknesses: Their sales can have brand exclusions. Overall the site seems to cater towards women. Sometimes the vast amount of inventory can be a little confusing (gotta wade through some junk). Their online pics, although complete with all angle views, can seem a little unnaturally dull. They thrive in shoes, but not much else.
Your votes determine who goes on to the next round. Cast your ballot below.
UPDATE: L.E.C. crushes Endless. Could they knock off Nordstrom in the next round?
Store Wars: Lands' End Canvas vs. Endless
- Lands' End Canvas (85%, 254 Votes)
- Endless (15%, 45 Votes)
Total Voters: 298