Herschel, Warby, Dockers, French Podcasts and Food Trucks

Fashion Full at a Food Truck

We never aim to bother people here at BotS. As we are getting started we are constantly looking for new moments of your “down time” to get thoughts on brands and shared value. The other day we found a great new way to approach people when, quite frankly, they have nothing better to do–waiting in line at a food truck!

Name: Owen

Age: 22

Works for: Yelp (our second Yelper)

Lives in: Laurel Heights

Last thing watched / read / listened to / seen:

So…there is this learning French podcast. I cannot remember the name (we offered to look it up, but there are a lot. Here is a list)

How was it?


Brands on the Street:

  • Warby Parker
  • Herschel
  • Gap Jean
  • Public Opinion Thermal
  • Brooks Brothers Sneakers
  • Under Armour Socks
  • Dockers Briefs
  • Timex Watch

Owen has officially named the most Brand on the Street to date. Congrats, Owen!

Why these brands?

I don’t really feel passion for any of these brands. With Warby Parker it is either them or Luxottica.

Are you aware of any “shared value” imparted by these brands?


Did shared value drive these purchasing decisions in any way?

Well, if I thought they were just capitalists I may have thought differently.

Would you switch to a brand that was just as good but that offered more shared value?

Given equal looking products, yes but it  is really a combination of things.

Does shared value drive any other of your purchasing decisions?

Sort of

Aside from purchasing decisions, is there any way you personally try to do good in the world?

Right now I donate more than active work.


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