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    Default Has Marc Jacobs Bang been discontinued /recalled

    I went to the Galleria , and in all the Sephoras, Dillards , Macys, NM, the sales people said they sent it back(BANG). I went online on these websites and you cannot find Bang on any of them ! Does anyone know what the real scoop is ??

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    A lot of it still available on Ebay.

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    I know that but why would all the main retail stores ship it back for no reason?? Is it being reformulated? Is it discontinued?

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    Perhaps "liquidated"? Sent to the discount stores. It's already appeared in TJMaxx and such and Bang Bang is supposed to be out here soon. Keep in mind this came out last fall so it's had its time in the spotlight. With more and more new releases each year, expect shorter major retailer shelf space for some of these.
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    I've seen it recently at TJ Maxx & Marshalls.
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    I thought BANG BANG was coming out soon. Marc Jacobs doesn't usually get a ton of shelf space - they may be trying to get a big return on the newer frag.
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    Perhaps this is a case of a solidly made fragrance ruined by a miss-judged name, packaging and promotion. Bang Bang will probably only fare worse.
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    It makes no sense , all the stores abruptly sent it back. It was doing pretty well sales wise too. Very strange

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Perhaps this is a case of a solidly made fragrance ruined by miss-judged name, packaging and promotion. Bang Bang will only fare worse.
    I'd have to agree with you on this one. I hate the name and bottle, but I wear the hell out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Perhaps this is a case of a solidly made fragrance ruined by miss-judged name, packaging and promotion. Bang Bang will only fare worse.
    I think you may be right about this one, Kevin. I remember you asked if anybody has smelled this on anybody else. I've only encountered one person other than myself wearing it (I thought it was great taste, too - a good style choice for the guy).

    I thought the packaging was very interesting, but in retrospect, you were right about it being a dud. Perhaps a solid, cylindrical, heavy bottle with a hefty, dark wooden top - or something a bit more classical - might have been more enduring.

    Of all the bad luck - first Bang, now Bang Bang in a similar day-glo blue (gasp) bottle, and then Justin Bieber ripping off Lola's labial/floral cap design, but virginizing it with a heart (oy vey!). Marc Jacobs is having a rough year.
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    I spoke to a rep online he said this :
    Samuel Todd: Thank you for holding.
    Samuel Todd: This particular item has been discontinued due to depletion of stock.
    Samuel Todd: This product proved to be more popular than we anticipated and we were unable to obtain more merchandise.
    Samuel Todd: We do apologize for any disappointment this may have caused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    I spoke to a rep online he said this :
    Samuel Todd: Thank you for holding.
    Samuel Todd: This particular item has been discontinued due to depletion of stock.
    Samuel Todd: This product proved to be more popular than we anticipated and we were unable to obtain more merchandise.
    Samuel Todd: We do apologize for any disappointment this may have caused.
    Interesting..... Thanks for the report.

    Discontinued due to depletion of stock? Not sure I get that. Does that mean it's more popular than they expected? They didn't make enough units? I have to admit that the flanker is coming pretty early. Usually that's a good sign. Hmmmmm......

    One of my SAs said it was doing well, but that was very early in the release. She said it was doing OK later.

    Maybe focus groups showed that Bang Bang is going to be much more popular. That would be my only guess at this moment.
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    with a name like bang bang lol I am sorry . I was pondering to get the gift set on the website it comes with a free T shirt but unfortunately it does not have Megan fox , rather MJ nude looking like he just jerked off, I will pass. My grandma opens my packages so lol , I just hope retail stores carry it soon again.

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    Well, my theory on this one is that the average dude that saw the "uncensored" ad campaign for Bang was like "Nope" and then went off and bought Le Male....

    Hmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calero View Post
    Well, my theory on this one is that the average dude that saw the "uncensored" ad campaign for this ad was like "Nope" and then went off and bought Le Male....

    Hmmm.
    LOL

    Hate to say it, but I think maybe you're right. Mainstream Street just wasn't ready to accidentally walk into the gay bar.

    Perhaps it's not too late to bring in Megan Fox - wearing two bottles of Bang and one bottle of Bang Bang! I'd buy the back-up and the flanker.....
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    Exactly. They thought they would catch "the Gay" from Marc Jacobs' ad, so they played it "safe" and doused themselves in Miyake before going out to Buffalo Wild Wings.

    It would be hilarious if Marc Jacobs did a pisstake on the original Bang ad and put Megan Fox or some other Maximesque female in it and just go over-the-top.

    Wanna Bang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calero View Post
    It would be hilarious if Marc Jacobs did a pisstake on the original Bang ad and put Megan Fox or some other Maximesque female in it and just go over-the-top.

    Wanna Bang?
    LOL

    OMG - reformulation with no cooties! Better stock up on the original!

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    If anyone else who works at these stores ( Macys, NM , Sephora, Nordstrom) , knows what the real scoop is , please do inform . I think its very strange for something which was selling "very well " based on what the NM sales person said and suddenly all these retails stores abruptly discontinued it at the same time. Makes no sense , because , the other MJ men's fragrance is still available and that smells like shit IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by calero View Post
    Exactly. They thought they would catch "the Gay" from Marc Jacobs' ad, so they played it "safe" and doused themselves in Miyake before going out to Buffalo Wild Wings.
    Unfortunately, I am sure this is quite true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    It makes no sense , all the stores abruptly sent it back. It was doing pretty well sales wise too. Very strange
    What about completing revenues objectives and forcing customers buying new offerings, in this case Bang Bang? BTW, the gay demographic might not be of the liking of the average Joe, but in marketing terms, it sure is profitable: men earn more than women, on average. So you have a double income no kids (yes, adoption is a possibility, but not that common and / or something relatively new) segment, this meaning, more disposable income. Add to this the positive attitudes and usages towards personal care, grooming and clothing... Marc Jacobs in a provocative attitude in the ads? I am sure it was Bang's target market.

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    Saw a ton of it at Marshalls yesterday.

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    I am pretty sure that this is a 'discontinued' fragrance that we will be able to buy for many, many years to come. As has already been mentioned, there's a ton of this stuff out there in the discount stores and online retailers / Ebay.

    I love the scent and I hope to have it in my wardrobe always.

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    I had an email from cheapsmells yesterday, which said, "introducing Bang from Marc Jacobs. New for 2011."

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    If it's been discontinued, that's really a shame. A very nice fragrance. I even like the bottle (the name and marketing I'm kind of neutral about). To me, Bang is like something Comme des Garçons would have released-- maybe a cross between the Incense Series and Red Series, as I've said before. What happens to Bang when it integrates with the wearer's skin is a subtle miracle.

    Still, I suppose the one thing about the bottle that I dislike is how easily it falls over.

    I could never figure out why Ralph Lauren's black pepper bomb Extreme Polo Sport was such a flop either. That one is one of my all time compliment getters. I guess the mainstream is wary of over-the-top pepper scents. Too bad.

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    The only reason companies do flankers is to cash in on a popular name. If Bang was being discontinued, MJ would release his new fragrance with a different title and packaging. The existence of Bang Bang is pretty clear evidence that Bang isn't going anywhere anytime soon. IMHO, it's also the best designer release of last year.

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    It's usually under orders of the distributor that the item is being discontinued

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    Just stupid

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    I'm definitely starting to think this is a strategic department store cutback to put the focus on Bang Bang.

    As others have said, Bang is a great fragrance, and it certainly doesn't seem to have been a bomb. Which actually gives me some hope for Bang Bang. Yes, the notes don't sound impressive - but I really think that a frag like Bang has more chance of being followed up by something similarly novel than by something totally lame.

    +1 on the bottle falling over. Can't count the number of times I've barely caught the damn thing falling off my vanity, into the sink or onto the floor. Thank goodness for the armor plating.
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    Great scent! My wife and I love it, and the bottle is great as well IMHO! No problems here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    I spoke to a rep online he said this :
    Samuel Todd: Thank you for holding.
    Samuel Todd: This particular item has been discontinued due to depletion of stock.
    Samuel Todd: This product proved to be more popular than we anticipated and we were unable to obtain more merchandise.
    Samuel Todd: We do apologize for any disappointment this may have caused.
    Ok, wait a minute... time out.

    This isn't aimed at you vinramini09, I'm just pointing out some irony here, lol.

    I don't know how many times I've read here that SA's don't even know what they're talking about, aren't knowledgeable, etc. So why would anybody take a customer service representative on a chat? Was the CSR working for a particular department store or the actual distributor?

    The way this reads, it sounds like a response from a department store not being able to obtain anymore because the demand is higher than the supply which means they're no longer carrying it (which could be THEY'VE discontinued carrying it because there's no supply for them any longer... not that the product itself has been discontinued).

    If anything, the discussion with the rep, or at least without some context of who they're representing, raises more questions than it provides answers.
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