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No...not an idea about sharing clothes...
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The idea here is to start a trendy fashion label where shares of the company are given with each garment according to the price. A tie, or pair of socks could be worth one share, where a suit could be worth ten. The more you buy, the more shares you own of the company...simple.

Set a cap of shares per quarter, and value them at a corresponding fraction of the artificial margins set for the venture.

As a shareholder, you are entitled to give corporate advice for future sales and personal gains, therefore consumer research is given, and not asked for.

With clever economists on the team this could go very very far...

shinobi, Jul 02 2006


       Very far indeed.
Would the price of the garments be at a premium over the normal market price to compensate for the value of the share? If so, would the retail prices fluctuate with every change in value of the share?
The value of your share will drop over time as more and more garments are sold.
And finally, together with the 'Fabrique in Macau' and 'Dry Clean ONLY' tags, would you have to sew a 0.5 sqm information disclosure statement to each and every garment?
D'you wanna share of my croissant?
methinksnot, Jul 03 2006

       And, obviously, the more you wear the clothes and induce others to buy, the more the shares are worth.
baconbrain, Jul 03 2006

       [+] Excellent idea.
kuupuuluu, Jul 03 2006

       So maybe when I buy a sweater and the stock goes up I can exchange the sweater when it is old for a new sweater and still get a few shares? +
zeno, Jul 03 2006

       There is an economic absurdity to this - not that that is necessarily a bad thing in this place, but I think it makes the whole idea moot.   

       The shareholders are the owners of the business. The benefit of being an owner of a business is to share in the profits of the business. If the customers of a business are its owners, then they are receiving back in profits part of what they have paid in costs.   

       to some extent, this model is Baked in the form of cooperatives (discussed here recently); in other ways, it runs the risk of falling foul of various monopolies and trusts laws.   

       So simply make this a not-for-profit, where only direct costs (and no margin) are passed onto the customers, and you cut out a lot of pointless administrative costs.
DrCurry, Jul 03 2006

       If I buy a suit, will they pay me the dividends in socks and underware?
James Newton, Jul 03 2006

       Perhaps this would work better for new startup designers and labels. They offer a fixed number of shares then after those shares have sold they convert to regular share holdings and are managed in the usual way.(you we be like charter members of a club or something)   

       This approach would encourage ownership by people who are interested in the product which may prove to help stabablize the value of the shares through time. and would solve the aforementioned issues with changes in price.   

       Perhaps this could be used as a gateway to Full Stock market access(kind of a prove you have what it takes to succeed before we let you in)
jhomrighaus, Jul 03 2006


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