This advertisement for Myer's Big Mid-Year sale is exactly the reason Myer is in collapse, and the consumer is turning to the internet for quality, selection, and price.
With many tourists coming from new markets like China in search of "quality western products", what they're finding is a country full of imports and retailers who openly warn - If you don't get here soon enough, you'll have to wear whatever size we have left because we just don't care.
Which explains why so many locals are going without shoes, we would guess. . .
And if you want a bigger "sale item"? Forget about stock, the best they can do is ORDER IT for you. Something we all know how to do ourselves now, without Myer taking a retail cut for bugger all.
CEO Bernie Brookes is rapidly taking Myer downmarket. Too hard to get "big brand" pricing in line, he instead wants to be the Coles of department stores offering us only shitty "house brands". Another guy paid squillions to walk around with blinders on. Retail should be a big draw card for Cairns tourism. Instead it's another Aussie ripoff thanks to visionaries like Myer.