Saturday, June 20, 2009

Say It Ain't So

Over coffee this morning Paul asked,"Did you hear that your favorite store is going out of business?" My favorite store? I don't have a favorite store, I hate to shop. Yes, I am a woman but I apparently didn't get the shopping gene. I can do it and occasionally I do but it's not something I really enjoy. My lack of enthusiasm for shopping probably comes from not being able to buy much clothing 'off the rack.' I am tall, 6 feet tall, with a 36" inseam and an arm and foot to match. I'd look a little odd otherwise, wouldn't I? So shopping for clothes my whole life has been a struggle.

Years ago I discovered catalog shopping which, of course, led to online shopping. Between the specialty stores available that way and my preference to shop for clothes sitting here in my sweats, online/catalog shopping was a dream come true. And THAT I do very well.

Paul used to joke that I had my own UPS truck. He thought a UPS truck couldn't drive past our house without stopping. "Not so, there goes one now!" I said one day as we were standing in the front yard and a big brown truck drove past without stopping. BUT (you guessed it) about two houses down, it stopped, backed up, drove in and put a package into my hands. Okay so I'm on a first-name basis with the UPS guy. That's not a bad thing.

So anyway this morning he told me that Eddie Bauer is filing Chapter 11. EDDIE BAUER! Now that's a different story!! I refer to myself as Mrs. Eddie Bauer. It's not unusual to have everything on me, with the exception of underwear, to have an EB label. This could be a crisis!

Wait a minute; Chapter 11, isn't that reorganization? Doesn't mean they are going under, does it? Apparently they are being bought by someone. Well, there goes whatever quality is left in their stuff, which honestly, has gone down over the last few years, but their clothes still FIT me! And a pair of pants doesn't cost $225.

Okay, I have to wrap this up. I have some shopping to do.

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Debbie said...

I love EB! I had no idea. I am so sad.

Laura said...

The Eddie Bauer store in my town closed and an Apple store opened in its place. I guess people prefer to text naked.

Pam said...

Well the good news is - everything will be on sale. Is there still a Eddie Bauer store in the mall? I might need to make and trip to check out the deals.

Sandy said...

Debbie, my thoughts exactly!

Laura, I could say I prefer to SHOP naked but that wouldn't be true.

Pam, there's still a store at Garden City and at Wrentham Village. No sure where else 'cause I hate to shop!!

Alex the Girl said...

Okay, my jaw seriously dropped when you finally let us know the name of the store! I can't believe it. Grrr.

I hate shopping too. Totally hate shopping. I'm short and wide with a small waste (not so small anymore hee hee).


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