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To: SatinDoll

In the early 1990s they began to compete with retailers catering to a younger clientele and trended away from classic styling and natural fibers for which they were so well known. I stopped buying from them in the mid-1990s.

The Talbotts should return to their original premise as a clothier. There is an open niche for the classic styles made of natural fibers. They would get me back as a customer, that is for sure.

Of the other two credit cards I carried, only one still survives - Nordstrom. The third, I.Magnin disappeared quite a while ago.
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Boy, I was surprised a few years ago when I stopped in looking for some pendeltons. Instead of the classics, they were clothes you could get anywhere.


36 posted on 06/21/2012 7:29:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

The first time I stepped into a Talbots store was when visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea. It was 1980 and one wall of the store was stocked with shetland wool cardigans on shelves, in a rainbow of colors! Very impressive.

Try finding anything like that today, much less a shetland wool cardigan, period.

As for the Pendleton woolens, we live about an hours drive from their mill in Washington State. Their mill outlet store there is fabulous!


39 posted on 06/21/2012 7:38:21 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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