Eddie Bauer files for bankruptcy

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    Jun 17, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    Another US company bites the dust. I will miss them.

    Most here will only know them as another mall specialty store. But once they were a great outdoors outfitter, like an LL Bean. I started using them around 1969, when Abercrombie & Fitch outfitters (yes, THAT A&F, now the twink store) started declining in quality.

    I still have a lovely Eddie Bauer tent from 1970, their stuff lasted forever. But they were best known for goose down clothing, based in Seattle and using Canadian down, the warmest jackets & sleeping bags on Earth, of which I had many.

    RIP, Eddie Bauer. icon_cry.gif

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    Jun 17, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidAnother US company bites the dust. I will miss them.

    Most here will only know them as another mall specialty store. But once they were a great outdoors outfitter, like an LL Bean. I started using them around 1969, when Abercrombie & Fitch outfitters (yes, THAT A&F, now the twink store) started declining in quality.

    I still have a lovely Eddie Bauer tent from 1970, their stuff lasted forever. But they were best known for goose down clothing, based in Seattle and using Canadian down, the warmest jackets & sleeping bags on Earth, of which I had many.

    RIP, Eddie Bauer. icon_cry.gif

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31410494/ns/business-retail/


    AH MEN....OLD FRIEND....RIPicon_cry.gif
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    Jun 17, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    v sad.
    But we'll always have high quality Ford products, bearing the Eddie Bauer name, to continue the legacy.
    This one is only $795.
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  • metta

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    Jun 18, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    It sounds like they will be bought out again....as they have been several times in recent history.


    "the company said Wednesday that a bidder has agreed to keep the majority of its 371 stores open and honor its gift cards and hold onto most employees."




    "Founder Eddie Bauer opened the company in 1920 in Seattle. In 1945, after making more than 50,000 jackets for the military, it launched a mail-order catalog, according to its Web site."

    "After Bauer retired, the company shifted more toward casual apparel and was bought by General Mills Inc. in 1971 and then by Spiegel Inc. in 1988. After Spiegel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2003 and most of its assets were sold, the remainder of the company was reorganized in 2005 as Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. "