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(CNN)   No, not unless there's a sale, and don't call me Shirley   (cnn.com) divider line
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755 clicks; posted to Business » on 28 Nov 2022 at 3:35 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-28 2:46:39 PM  
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2022-11-28 3:39:08 PM  
No.
 
2022-11-28 3:55:25 PM  
I have not been in one of their stores in a long time, but their Stafford line is still good quality when it comes to men's dress shirts and undershirts. Not sure what the demand may be for those things since we're in a more WFH era now.

There is a distribution center not far from where I live and the parking lot is generally pretty full and they are hiring for seasonal so they must be doing okay.

They'd probably be better off if they continue to reduce their physical footprint with store sizes and focus more on their traditional quality merchandise than just trying to fit everything in like they did a few years before COVID.
 
2022-11-28 4:11:52 PM  
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2022-11-28 4:41:47 PM  

OhioUGrad: I have not been in one of their stores in a long time, but their Stafford line is still good quality when it comes to men's dress shirts and undershirts. Not sure what the demand may be for those things since we're in a more WFH era now.

There is a distribution center not far from where I live and the parking lot is generally pretty full and they are hiring for seasonal so they must be doing okay.

They'd probably be better off if they continue to reduce their physical footprint with store sizes and focus more on their traditional quality merchandise than just trying to fit everything in like they did a few years before COVID.


Being as they are owned by Simon Property, the largest mall owner in the US, that is exactly what won't happen.
 
2022-11-28 5:22:31 PM  
No chance.
 
2022-11-28 8:31:29 PM  
At one time, going to a department store was an experience. With the advent of the internet, the web, and e-commerce, the "wonders" of such an experience has been overshadowed by the delight in the convenience and value proposition that online shopping offers.
 
2022-11-28 11:04:14 PM  
the other day I mentioned Bamberger's in conversation and Mrs. Swimo lost it. evidently Bam's went out of business 36 years ago.
 
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