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A Sears that could be called Upscale....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lafont, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    Was pleasingly surprised to find the Sears at Eaton Centre in Toronto actually featuring many world-class designers and even Tommy Bahama. Very attractive place and the former Eaton's. I didn't even think to search for areas Sears is so noted for as its own niche, such as hardware; I'll assume one has to go elsewhere, like perhaps all the other Sears' around Toronto and their specialized hardware outlets.
    Where are there other Sears' like this? I'd say it looked a lot like our Cleveland Nordstrom's, though one dept. I went to was shoes and I didn't find this particular Sears area that inspiring. But again - many departments with the "big name" designers, etc. It was no Holt Renfrew but then few are.
    So it happens just at the moment we were in Toronto they announce in the media about the great Brooks Brothers coming to Canada and Toronto later this year. I'm guessing if they open only one now it will be either in the financial district around King or Wellington and York or Bay, or around Bloor Street West. Sort of a toss-up. Perhaps both? Quite amazing it's taken that long; I don't believe there's all that tremendous competition to Brooks Brothers there - not considering all its facets.[​IMG]
     


  2. KBW

    KBW Senior member

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    I wouldn't even dream of putting Tommy Bahama in with the term "world-class designers"
     


  3. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    I was waiting for a comment like that....
    I happen to like TB a great deal.... Anyway that Sears does have many "world class designers." So there!
    I'll bet you don't even care for the type of camp shirt TB is famous for. If you do, which brand do you prefer and why?
     


  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Senior member

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    Where are there other Sears' like this?

    Believe it or not, this has been discussed before. Apparently Sears in Canada are generally at a much higher level than Sears in the United States, and the downtown Toronto one is the best of the bunch.
     


  5. tattersall

    tattersall Senior member

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    Maybe the downtown Toronto location is better than US stores, but the ones in the rest of the country are not.
     


  6. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I was under the impression that Canadian Sears is a completely different company than U.S. Sears.
     


  7. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I was under the impression Lafont is a time-wasting troll, but there you are.
     


  8. TCN

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    I was under the impression Lafont is a time-wasting troll, but there you are.

    Would you dare say "world class" time-wasting troll?
     


  9. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    Oh go fudge yourselves, you two pranksters! But concentrating on the subject at hand might reduce waste of members' precious moments they squeeze into this l'il forum....
     


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  11. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    Just looked Thom Browne up. Didn't care for what I saw.
     


  12. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Oh go fudge yourselves, you two pranksters! But concentrating on the subject at hand might waste members' precious moments they squeeze into this l'il forum....

    Unlike this whole thread, you mean?
     


  13. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I also think that the Eaton Centre Sears absorbed the former Eatons store and as such, kept a similar format in terms of merchandising, etc.
     


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    Name these World-Class designers so that we can evaluate. Thomas H. Bahama II is of course top notch.
     


  15. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    What other world-class designers did you see there?
    Sergio Georgini?
     


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