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(Yahoo)   Abercrombie & Fitch reports record sales and strong earnings, increases quarterly dividend to $0.20   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 25
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2013-02-23 07:57:08 PM  
Not strange: This is a press release and the store closings mentioned in the other story linked are mentioned in the release, about halfway down.
 
2013-02-23 08:11:22 PM  
Clearly, retail will continue to have a strong presence in the foreseeable future.
 
2013-02-23 08:23:36 PM  
Why do people shop at Abercrombie & Fitch. The clothes aren't well made and you can get more stylish things from other stores for the same price? Is it just tween peer pressure? Does anyone over the age of 17 shop there?
 
2013-02-23 08:34:55 PM  
Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?
 
2013-02-23 08:36:08 PM  

Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?




You got old.
 
2013-02-23 08:48:07 PM  

HempHead: Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?

You got old.


Apparently, so did A&F.
 
2013-02-23 08:50:44 PM  

Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?


Kinda like how Banana Republic sold tough travel clothes.  Now it's just Gap by a different name.
 
2013-02-23 09:52:27 PM  

Carth: Why do people shop at Abercrombie & Fitch. The clothes aren't well made and you can get more stylish things from other stores for the same price? Is it just tween peer pressure? Does anyone over the age of 17 shop there?


I get sweat shirts and sweat pants from there
 
2013-02-23 10:34:26 PM  
Not a paradox; some stores are profitable and some stores are not, so they're closing the unprofitables, and expanding upon the profitable ones.
 
2013-02-23 11:31:30 PM  
Articles like this remind me of the Dilbert comic where on one line they say it's going to be a record year and on the next line they say "no raises, hard year ahead."
 
2013-02-23 11:37:07 PM  

Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?


perhaps, like many once fine american companies, the latest crop of young lazy heirs sold out their good hard earned grand parents names for a princely sum to dooshbags who value marketing and profits over high quality and personal pride. there are too many established names that once stood for value that are now trademarks owned by Asian importers bringing low quality high profit junk merchandise to america. it's sad. it reeks of greed, laziness and entitlement.
 
2013-02-24 12:20:58 AM  

Carth: Why do people shop at Abercrombie & Fitch.


To get laid.
 
2013-02-24 01:08:29 AM  

Carth: Why do people shop at Abercrombie & Fitch. The clothes aren't well made and you can get more stylish things from other stores for the same price? Is it just tween peer pressure? Does anyone over the age of 17 shop there?


It's just, like, what everyone does.

Like Subby's mom.
 
2013-02-24 09:43:36 AM  

Carth: Does anyone over the age of 17 shop there?


Oh, absolutely.

Does anyone with a maturity level over age 17 shop there?  Not likely.
 
2013-02-24 10:06:01 AM  

Carth: Why do people shop at Abercrombie & Fitch. The clothes aren't well made and you can get more stylish things from other stores for the same price? Is it just tween peer pressure? Does anyone over the age of 17 shop there?


I disagree. I have cargo shorts and gym shorts from A&F that have lasted 8+ years. Cheap gym shorts from Walmart have lasted maybe a year before holes in the pockets form.  Their clothes may be expensive, but they are better quality than most. I just have to get over the feeling of being a pedophile when I walk in one of their stores.
 
2013-02-24 10:18:29 AM  

DubyaHater: Carth: Why do people shop at Abercrombie & Fitch. The clothes aren't well made and you can get more stylish things from other stores for the same price? Is it just tween peer pressure? Does anyone over the age of 17 shop there?

I disagree. I have cargo shorts and gym shorts from A&F that have lasted 8+ years. Cheap gym shorts from Walmart have lasted maybe a year before holes in the pockets form.  Their clothes may be expensive, but they are better quality than most. I just have to get over the feeling of being a pedophile when I walk in one of their stores.


There is quality between Wal-Mart and A&F. Dockers makes solid cargo shorts and they are about $20 cheaper. If you're goign to spend the money for A&F you'd better off shopping at J. Crew or Banana Republic since their clothes are generally well made (if you avoid the outlet label) and look better on people over 20. For gym shorts pick up something by Brooks or Asics you'll be much happier.
 
2013-02-24 11:18:01 AM  

Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?


This from Wikipedia explains it.... the name basically got bought and reused a few things.....

There have been three retailers called Abercrombie & Fitch and the current A&F shares only its name with the original business. Founded in 1892 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, by David T. Abercrombie and Ezra H. Fitch, the original Abercrombie & Fitch was an elite outfitter of sporting and excursion goods, particularly noted for its expensive shotguns, fishing rods, and tents.[5] In 1976, Abercrombie & Fitch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, finally closing its flagship Manhattan store in 1977.[6]
The name was revived shortly thereafter, when in 1978-79, Oshman's Sporting Goods, a Houston-based chain, bought the defunct firm's name and mailing list. Oshman's relaunched A&F as a mail-order retailer specializing in hunting wear and novelty items. It also opened shops in Beverly Hills, Dallas, and (by the mid-1980s) New York City. Finally, in 1988, Oshman's sold the company name and operations to The Limited, a clothing-chain operator based in Columbus, Ohio.[7]
The current version of A&F sells mostly clothes for the youth market, and describes its retailing niche as an aspirational "Casual Luxury" lifestyle brand.[8]
 
2013-02-24 11:19:55 AM  

ajgeek: Articles like this remind me of the Dilbert comic where on one line they say it's going to be a record year and on the next line they say "no raises, hard year ahead."


dilbert.com
 
2013-02-24 12:06:03 PM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-24 06:34:13 PM  

p the boiler: I get sweat shirts and sweat pants from there


I recently bought a pair of Abercrombie sweat pant shorts (at TJ Maxx, because I'm cheap, frugal, cost-conscious.)

They are the greatest,most comfortablest pair of shorts known to man.

/Nothing else to contribute
 
2013-02-24 08:34:13 PM  

dletter: Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?

This from Wikipedia explains it.... the name basically got bought and reused a few things.....

There have been three retailers called Abercrombie & Fitch and the current A&F shares only its name with the original business. Founded in 1892 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, by David T. Abercrombie and Ezra H. Fitch, the original Abercrombie & Fitch was an elite outfitter of sporting and excursion goods, particularly noted for its expensive shotguns, fishing rods, and tents.[5] In 1976, Abercrombie & Fitch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, finally closing its flagship Manhattan store in 1977.[6]
The name was revived shortly thereafter, when in 1978-79, Oshman's Sporting Goods, a Houston-based chain, bought the defunct firm's name and mailing list. Oshman's relaunched A&F as a mail-order retailer specializing in hunting wear and novelty items. It also opened shops in Beverly Hills, Dallas, and (by the mid-1980s) New York City. Finally, in 1988, Oshman's sold the company name and operations to The Limited, a clothing-chain operator based in Columbus, Ohio.[7]
The current version of A&F sells mostly clothes for the youth market, and describes its retailing niche as an aspirational "Casual Luxury" lifestyle brand.[8]


Thinking about this though... it is interesting to wonder why you'd take a brand that was an Outdoors hunting wear brand and use to launch in the youth market.   Are there any other examples of this, where someone took a standing brand and relaunched it in a completely different space?
 
2013-02-25 02:32:13 AM  

dletter: dletter: Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?

This from Wikipedia explains it.... the name basically got bought and reused a few things.....

There have been three retailers called Abercrombie & Fitch and the current A&F shares only its name with the original business. Founded in 1892 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, by David T. Abercrombie and Ezra H. Fitch, the original Abercrombie & Fitch was an elite outfitter of sporting and excursion goods, particularly noted for its expensive shotguns, fishing rods, and tents.[5] In 1976, Abercrombie & Fitch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, finally closing its flagship Manhattan store in 1977.[6]
The name was revived shortly thereafter, when in 1978-79, Oshman's Sporting Goods, a Houston-based chain, bought the defunct firm's name and mailing list. Oshman's relaunched A&F as a mail-order retailer specializing in hunting wear and novelty items. It also opened shops in Beverly Hills, Dallas, and (by the mid-1980s) New York City. Finally, in 1988, Oshman's sold the company name and operations to The Limited, a clothing-chain operator based in Columbus, Ohio.[7]
The current version of A&F sells mostly clothes for the youth market, and describes its retailing niche as an aspirational "Casual Luxury" lifestyle brand.[8]

Thinking about this though... it is interesting to wonder why you'd take a brand that was an Outdoors hunting wear brand and use to launch in the youth market.   Are there any other examples of this, where someone took a standing brand and relaunched it in a completely different space?


myspace.com maybe would fit. They went from being "social network" to being music based (i think, i havnt actually been on there for years). Taco bell went from vaguely mexican, sortve digestible "food", to undigestible, completely american dog feces in shells.
 
2013-02-25 06:49:57 AM  

dletter: dletter: Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?

This from Wikipedia explains it.... the name basically got bought and reused a few things.....

There have been three retailers called Abercrombie & Fitch and the current A&F shares only its name with the original business. Founded in 1892 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, by David T. Abercrombie and Ezra H. Fitch, the original Abercrombie & Fitch was an elite outfitter of sporting and excursion goods, particularly noted for its expensive shotguns, fishing rods, and tents.[5] In 1976, Abercrombie & Fitch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, finally closing its flagship Manhattan store in 1977.[6]
The name was revived shortly thereafter, when in 1978-79, Oshman's Sporting Goods, a Houston-based chain, bought the defunct firm's name and mailing list. Oshman's relaunched A&F as a mail-order retailer specializing in hunting wear and novelty items. It also opened shops in Beverly Hills, Dallas, and (by the mid-1980s) New York City. Finally, in 1988, Oshman's sold the company name and operations to The Limited, a clothing-chain operator based in Columbus, Ohio.[7]
The current version of A&F sells mostly clothes for the youth market, and describes its retailing niche as an aspirational "Casual Luxury" lifestyle brand.[8]

Thinking about this though... it is interesting to wonder why you'd take a brand that was an Outdoors hunting wear brand and use to launch in the youth market.   Are there any other examples of this, where someone took a standing brand and relaunched it in a completely different space?


Pan Am is now a railroad.
 
2013-02-25 10:29:48 AM  

enry: dletter: dletter: Fubegra: Talk about a company that lost the plot. They used to be a sporting goods store along the lines of Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I once had an old box of Crosman .22 cal. air gun pellets with the price tag indicating it had come from them. WTF happened?

This from Wikipedia explains it.... the name basically got bought and reused a few things.....

There have been three retailers called Abercrombie & Fitch and the current A&F shares only its name with the original business. Founded in 1892 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, by David T. Abercrombie and Ezra H. Fitch, the original Abercrombie & Fitch was an elite outfitter of sporting and excursion goods, particularly noted for its expensive shotguns, fishing rods, and tents.[5] In 1976, Abercrombie & Fitch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, finally closing its flagship Manhattan store in 1977.[6]
The name was revived shortly thereafter, when in 1978-79, Oshman's Sporting Goods, a Houston-based chain, bought the defunct firm's name and mailing list. Oshman's relaunched A&F as a mail-order retailer specializing in hunting wear and novelty items. It also opened shops in Beverly Hills, Dallas, and (by the mid-1980s) New York City. Finally, in 1988, Oshman's sold the company name and operations to The Limited, a clothing-chain operator based in Columbus, Ohio.[7]
The current version of A&F sells mostly clothes for the youth market, and describes its retailing niche as an aspirational "Casual Luxury" lifestyle brand.[8]

Thinking about this though... it is interesting to wonder why you'd take a brand that was an Outdoors hunting wear brand and use to launch in the youth market.   Are there any other examples of this, where someone took a standing brand and relaunched it in a completely different space?

Pan Am is now a railroad.


That is a pretty good example.   MySpace I don't think really is.... they are still basically a "social media" website, just focusing on music now.
 
2013-02-26 01:21:00 AM  
I know it's not a different space, but Schwinn bicycles is a totally different company from the quality bicycle manufacturer of yesteryear.  That company went bankrupt, and the brand was auctioned off to the highest bidder.
 
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