Saturday, May 3, 2008

Nau on sale



Make: Nau
Model: Nori SS Tee
Size: Small
Color: Clay
Part: 108M825
MSRP: $65.00
Paid: $32.50
Made in: Turkey

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Date purchased: 05/3/2008
n/w?: Want




Make: Nau
Model: Introverted LS Shirt
Size: Small
Color: Mushroom
Part: 108M827
MSRP: $110.00
Paid: $55.00
Made in: Thailand

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Date purchased: 05/3/2008
n/w?: Want




Make: Nau
Model: Patrol Relaxed SS Shirt
Size: Small
Color: Mushroom
Part: 108M829
MSRP: $98.00
Paid: $49.00
Made in: Thailand

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Date purchased: 05/3/2008
n/w?: Want




Make: Nau
Model: Merino1 SS Henley
Size: Small
Color: Soot
Part: 108M527
MSRP: $85.00
Paid: $42.50
Made in: China

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Date purchased: 05/3/2008
n/w?: Want




Make: Nau
Model: Gauzian LS Shirt
Size: Small
Color: Clay
Part: 108M825
MSRP: $110.00
Paid: $55.00
Made in: Thailand

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Date purchased: 05/3/2008
n/w?: Want

Comment: If you read the previous post about Nau closing shop, you know how bummed I was about the news. Today was the last day their stores would be open and everything was 50% off, so I went on a shopping spree. I am really picky about my clothes, which translates to me not buying much more than Levi's and American Apparel t-shirts. I hate being a walking billboard and most of the clothing out there fits like a potato sack or has some lame trendy print on it. When I discovered Nau last year, I loved their clothes, but couldn't afford them at the time. After moving to Chicago, I was thrilled to find out that there was a storefront here—and even better—it was walking distance from my apt. I finally had access to clothing that fit great, looked great, had no logos and were produced by an amazing company. Now I will no longer have that. So I took the opportunity to buy more clothing than I have in a long time. It was time to add more than just t-shirts to the mix anyway. So here you have it, the last Nau purchase I will ever make (with 5% going to my preferred non-profit, Kiva.org).

3 comments:

Adam said...

Hi, I just ran across your blog while looking for any tidbits about Nau closing. Pretty much read them all by now I think. I second your feelings. Pretty devastating. Like you, my brand loyalty for them was on par with Apple's. Pretty much my favorite company. They had it all. Sustainability, design, and performance in all areas urban and wild. Sucks..I hope something comes about and they can continue.

Anyways I was just curious as to the sizing of your most recent shirts. I just ordered a bunch of things, but mostly mediums. I noticed you have smalls. It seems that maybe their Spring line is more relaxed than their earlier things. I'm 5'7" and 150, but kind of muscle-y up top so a lot of the earlier smalls were too tight but the mediums were either too long or too baggy.
There are no returns I guess so I'm just hoping all of my final Nau purchases work out.

Thanks
adam

Otis said...

Hi! I came across your blog a little while ago, and am really loving the concept. I'm currently writing a guest Q&A column for Murketing.com (run by Rob Walker, who writes the 'Consumed' column in the New York Times). I'd be really interested in doing a brief Q&A with you via email, if you'd be willing!

I can be reached at adapuiu@yahoo.com.

Hope to hear soon!
Ada

Megan said...

God, I am so upset about this! Someone told me a couple of weeks ago and I've been in serious denial. I just did my final shop, minus the dress I've had my eye on forever (I guess everyone else did, too). Anybody got a coupla mil so we can rescue this company?

Megan from Fix