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post #31 of 41
Can't say as I disagree with Andrew. J. Crew has a younger, more upscale appeal and list universe than Lands' End. Interesting, too, that Crew has recently started a tailored clothing line. Again, it's nice to have choices. I admire much of Crew's stuff, and their catalog layouts, too.
post #32 of 41
Thursday, March 24, is Sears/K-Mart merger day (possibly). Here's an interesting perspective: http://www.visualstore.com/index.php/channel/42/id/8618
post #33 of 41
Could Lands End just to back to being catalog only with the right buyer? Do they need the retail at all? My problem with them in Sears is that they have such a limited selection. The catalog is full of styles and colors and every Sears I've been at carries two colors of chino and one style dress shirt and that's it. I always thought it would make people think Lands End was cheap and limited in scope. Anyway, I just hope they continue to produce and sell their clothes at the same quality and price through their catalog regardless of thier buyer as that where I buy them from.
post #34 of 41
I agree with familyman. Our local Sears stocks Lands' End clothing, but a very, very limited selection. The pricing is different as well. The non-iron shirts are not all cotton but a cotton/poly blend with average sleeve lengths. The ties are $19.50 at retail and not much of anything, etc. I was hoping to walk into a local Sears and see at least more, understanding that the stores can't stock a large selection, but I wish at least they would have stocked items one could find in the catalog.
post #35 of 41
Well, Sears and K-Mart are now one. Who knows what the future will bring. Sandra Guy, business reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, has been running an interesting series of articles all this week. Here are two from today: http://www.suntimes.com/output/busin...n-sears24.html and http://www.suntimes.com/output/business/sears24.html I think if you read just about any industry report, you'll see that appraisal of Sears' handling of Lands' End contends that it has been lackluster, devoid of imagination and commitment, and typical of Sears' way of doing things. Sears has been in steady decline for several years, and it's apparent that they're trying to be all things to all people with their Grand stores. Anyway, as it stands now, several thousand people making minimum wage will now more than likely lose their livelihoods, while the "Animal Farm" elite will make out like bandits. And "bandits" is a mild term. Many of the executives have been selling off stock in the last week and making millions. Tens of millions. And it's apparent that as long as they get their "fare share," they don't give a rat's ass about what happens to these two companies. It makes me want to puke.
post #36 of 41
Thanks for your input quill. I hope the future will look brighter for Lands' End.
post #37 of 41
I see the merger went through. In looking at the Lands' End website, I see there are already changes being made--this from a description of a men's blazer: Our newest blazer from the men's Martha Stewart line. At first blush, you'll notice the wonderful texture and feel of this herringbone, super 110s wool blazer. The soft, sumptuous feel will remind you of tulips in the springtime. The wonderful colors of fushia, daffodil, and sage will make you feel like spring itself. And because it's a Lands'-End-by-Martha Stewart Blazer, you can expect fine tailoring details and soft, pretty colors. There are three deep pockets inside to keep your gardening tools organized. The melton undercollar lies flat and keeps you looking polished. And our soft, natural shoulders and internal padding feel comfortable, not confining. Traditional Fit. Dry clean only. Made in USA of imported fabric.
post #38 of 41
Thank you for the laugh, JohnMS. I may not be laughing tomorrow.
post #39 of 41
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Thursday, March 24, is Sears/K-Mart merger day (possibly). Here's an interesting perspective: http://www.visualstore.com/index.php/channel/42/id/8618
A thousand stores for Land's End? Umm, that's a bit too much much, don't you think. Sears is a national chain, with stores in areas, ie. urban, where LE's preppy style wouldn't really sell succesfully. I can't believe nobody realized that. And, the article suggest the buyers from LE are somewhat elitist and that any assoication with Sears damaged that exclusivity. That sounds a bit harsh, and I'm not sure how accurate that would be. From what I've heard, LE is famous for their good value- hiqh quality for the prices. To me, I don't think that means elitism. All Sears had to do was maintain LE standards, promise the same quality as before and the same quality in the stores as in the catalog.
post #40 of 41

I know this is a blast from the past, but I've been doing some searching on Land's End in the forums and this is one of the top results.  What's the ownership status of Land's End now?

post #41 of 41
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I know this is a blast from the past, but I've been doing some searching on Land's End in the forums and this is one of the top results.  What's the ownership status of Land's End now?

 


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