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Calvin Klein Outlet OFB Based on REAL STORE

by cokenasmile Posted 6th Jul 2006 at 9:29 PM - Updated 8th Jul 2006 at 5:34 AM by cokenasmile : typo, upload revised file with wall fix
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This is a VERY accurate Sims2 version of a real Calvin Klein Outlet store, and is my first upload. I have had the help of the store manager and have spent countless hours to make this as close as possible to the real thing, right down to their back room storage with mini-fridge and microwave, cement floors, and fixture placement. The lane on the left side of the building is true-to-life and is where they receive their deliveries. In my game, I have a delivery truck there, but feel free to do with the lane as you wish. There are also vending machines on the walkway to the left in real life, but I didn’t include any in this lot.

4x4 lot size
$355,545 to purchase

All the custom content (posters, a sign, paint, recolors of clothing racks) are mine and are the first recolors I have ever done, thanks to the terrific tutorials on this site. This was scanned by Clean Installer and is free of hacks.

OFB STUFF
This makes for a great OFB store because the layout is a proven one. (Yes, I know real world doesn’t always translate to Sims, but it has been very playable for me.) The uniform for CK employees is either khaki bottoms and white tops or all black. It is up to the manager to choose which, or how to alternate between them. Be sure to lock your back room and side entry doors, buy the open/closed sign, mark the clothes and perfume for sale and you’re good to go. Calvin Klein outlets also sell home items like linens, shoes, watches, eye wear, and accessories like belts and bags. There are plenty of shelves and counters on which to display your items, plus the shelves in the back room. In real life, the counters would have stacks of folded clothes on the shelves below and a representation of each style/color on the top for customers to see. I downloaded some stacks of towels and used those to make mine more realistic (the towels are NOT part of this lot).

CK Technical Stuff
This is based on the current floor-set for a 6000 square foot store. I did the best I could with Sims fixtures to replicate store fixtures and still make it useable. Many of the clothing racks are really double-sided, but that proved impractical in Sims. The theatre in the store this is modeled after is as shown, but I know other stores have their theatre in other areas. I put posters there instead of face-outs or mannequins because I *could* make the posters and *couldn’t* make the others. Also, there are no mannequins along the top of the hanging fixtures for the same reason. I am using the ads that most closely matched the ones in the store, and I know they aren’t “exactly” the right ones. And of course, Calvin Klein is a trademark of Phillips Van Heusen Corporation and the poster ads are copyrighted by them.

**Found a problem: there is an unsupported wall a couple stories above the roof... don't know how it got there, but is seen from neighborhood... you have to build supporting walls underneath it to then remove it... Sorry. I hope to upload the revision soon.

***UPDATED: Wall problem is now fixed. The new version has a different name and will not replace the old version.***

Note: Henrik has some awesome CK stores for download that are the top-end (black label) stores, and those are what I have used until I built this outlet. This outlet is not nearly so fancy, but it is completely based on the real CK outlets.

I hope you enjoy it! ~cokenasmile
Tags: #OFB, #Calvin Klein, #outlet, #store

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Test Subject
#2 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 9:33 AM
It is very realistic shop and also very well done. Great job!
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#3 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 12:07 PM
Thank you!

Please note that there is an unsupported wall segment a couple stories above the roof. I have no idea why, but there it is. To remove it, build walls under it, go up to that level and remove it and the supporting walls.

It shows up in the neighborhood view, and on the lot if you go up enough levels. I didn't even notice it until after all the pictures and the upload were completed. Sorry. It doesn't effect gameplay or looks, unless you go up enough floors. Just a cosmetic thing that most people will probably not see it in-game, but I wanted to point it out.

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Test Subject
#4 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 12:43 PM
Sweet1!
HEY SWEET1 BRO, THIS SHOP LOOKS LIKE A REPLICA FRM THE REAL THING NICE JOB!
Yours Truely
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Forum Resident
#5 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 1:25 PM
Awesome Shop!
Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 1:31 PM
Thats awesome
Mad Poster
#7 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 2:03 PM
Don't know why, but suddenly I feel like shopping! thank you, it looks teriffic! :P
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#8 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 2:06 PM
Very realistic! Thanks for sharing! Does it come furnished?

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Test Subject
#9 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 2:09 PM
It looks very nice, but I think I fell in love with it from your description! It's obvious you took a lot of time and put a lot of love into this project so I will download it even though I don't usually download stores. Great job!
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#10 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 5:37 PM
omalleyc: Thank you! I did put a lot of work into it and learned (finally) how to make recolors/new textures just to make it look closer to real. Glad you like it!

corvidophile2: Yes, it is furnished just as you see in the pictures. That took the bulk of the work to get the placement of the racks and shelves just right. In fact, my first version was scrapped after I showed it to the store manager because I didn't have enough fixtures. I started this lot based on the manager's feed-back and even tried to mimic the color-flow of the clothes in my rack re-colors. I'd have taken pictures of the store's wall art to use but the manger said I couldn't, so I did image searches and the recolors of Lady In Red that you see in the game. They are very close to the prints found in the stores.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
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Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 2:51 AM
its AMAZING, thank you!
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#12 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 5:31 AM
Hi All,

As mentioned above, there was an unsupported wall a couple flights above the roof. Still not sure why. LOL I uploaded a revised lot with the unsuported wall removed. It wasn't a major thing, but the perfectionist in me wanted it done and done right. hehe It has a different name and will not replace the old lot.

And thank you for your comments and thanks!

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Test Subject
#13 Old 17th Jul 2006 at 12:38 AM
OH MY F*CKING GOD!!!
It looks so good dude (quick quistion : got to much free time or something :-P)
Thnx for it i will download it and thank you for it ^^

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#14 Old 17th Jul 2006 at 9:44 PM
Barspider--LOL Thanks. I made it before inventory at that store (talk about a week of late nights and no sleep!), back when I had time. Glad you like it.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
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#15 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 5:11 AM
Thanks and 5 stars just doesn't seem like enough for all the time and effort and attention to detail--as well as enlisting the actual store manager's help for this project.

I like to build and decorate the SIM Buildings only occasionally. My thing is to customize the Sims themselves--that is a task I am addicted to putting time and effort into. Buildings and lots...nah. So I really appreciate folks like you who put so much effort and detail into the buildings and lots. If not for you all, my Sims would just have a bed and table and an outhouse on their lot. I'm not kidding--I actually played one family that way for a couple of days until I got the gumption to finish their house.

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#16 Old 26th Aug 2006 at 5:37 PM
summersong86 LOL I totally understand and agree...This store is fabulous and I don't usually download lots but this one I did...Very awesome cokenasmile You did a wonderful job and I think it has paid off hopefully it will be featured because you do deserve it...5 stars from me coming right up...

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#17 Old 27th Aug 2006 at 12:45 AM
Thanks tweety64801 and summersong86.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
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#18 Old 29th Sep 2006 at 11:27 AM
Hey, coke. Ofcourse it's awesome - like all your stuff is . You put so much into your creations and it shows. Great job and thanks a bunch.

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#19 Old 24th Feb 2007 at 5:55 AM
alot of work.. and it shows!

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THANKS POST
#20 Old 12th Feb 2012 at 11:06 PM
Where did you get the posters from?