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Retailer Loehmann’s going out of business
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/8/14 | Christopher Seward

Posted on 01/08/2014 1:46:33 PM PST by madprof98

Loehmann’s, a specialty retailer that has had a presence in Georgia for years, is going out of business and closing its 39 locations, including two in metro Atlanta.

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Loehmann’s blamed declining economic conditions in key markets, including New York, California, Florida and the Midwest, for a drop in business.

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I thought this was a nice complement to the Macy's announcement. But it will be OK for the displaced workers because they can get limitless unemployment and smoke dope all day. Plus free abortions. Can't forget the free abortions.
1 posted on 01/08/2014 1:46:33 PM PST by madprof98
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To: madprof98

“limitless unemployment and smoke dope all day”

Where do I sign up?/s


2 posted on 01/08/2014 1:47:55 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: madprof98

It’s so bad in my area that Ponderosa AND Big Lots are closing.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 1:47:58 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: griswold3

Good. The Obamacare Navigators need all the office space they can get.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 1:50:39 PM PST by madprof98
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To: madprof98

My wife and her friends use to love this place but when the economy went south they all stopped shopping for anything, anywhere.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 1:50:59 PM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: griswold3

Wow, when you lose Big Lots, you’re one step away from cooking the dog for dinner. My sympathies.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 1:58:01 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dynachrome

Those basterds still owe me money.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 2:00:56 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Buckeye McFrog
How are people supposed to get their dog-in-a-can now that the Big Lots is closed?


8 posted on 01/08/2014 2:01:32 PM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov

ugh

They’ll have to go find fresh dog at the Chinese market I guess.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 2:02:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: madprof98

Did they ever put doors on their dressing rooms? I was traumatized as a child seeing all the grandmas in there changing.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 2:02:55 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: madprof98

They’ve been the Chapter 11 route 3 times in recent history: 1999, 2010, and 2013.

Looks like 2013 will be the last time.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 2:03:00 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: griswold3

...Big Lots are closing.”

I didn’t think any Big Lots would ever close. All of those close to us are very, very busy. Was really amazed the last time I was in Dollar Tree. All the shelves containing any kind of food product were almost bare. Manager said not only can’t they keep them full any more but they are not getting the same variety or quantity as in the past.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 2:03:36 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Yaelle

ugh

Maybe they think its like breastfeeding and should be done in public... lol


13 posted on 01/08/2014 2:04:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: madprof98

But this is a good thing. It means more people will be collecting unemployment, which, according to Obama, creates jobs.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 2:05:19 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Grams A

Where will all of us who actually work for a living shop when the Big Lots and Dollar stores close?

The feds don’t leave us enough to shop at the higher price stores where the SNAP people go.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 2:08:22 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: madprof98

We had one for years, and I could never understand how they survived. They sold very expensive label merchandize, marked down somewhat.

But the resulting prices were still outrageous.

An alternative started in our area, Stein-Mart and I think they do okay.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 2:09:46 PM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: Iron Munro
Where will all of us who actually work for a living shop when the Big Lots and Dollar stores close?

Aldi's. They're expanding.

17 posted on 01/08/2014 2:10:38 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: madprof98

Never shopped there (I think it was in the Bronx or something) but I always heard you could get a good bargain there.

I hope it doesn’t turn out that we have to do ALL our shopping on the internet. I like buying stuff on-line, but sometimes I want to browse, see it, try it on and actually take it home with me.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 2:11:31 PM PST by jocon307
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To: HOYA97

Years ago, I had a friend who worked at a Loehman’s store. She’d call me and tell me to “get right over here” when something came in she thought I’d like. One day it was a floor-length Paco Rabani vest woven from plastic discs, $2200 original price tag, Stunning, honest it was. Looked great on me, but where would anyone wear it? Passed it up at $25. She thought I was nuts.

I still have a couple of 25-yr-old silk blouses I bought there, excellent quality that I can’t buy at any price today. Maybe you can but I can’t.

I loved Loehman’s. Designer clothes at deep deep discounts, what was not to love?

R.I.P.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 2:11:51 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!
You should have bought it, then later donated it to an art museum for the tax deduction on the original price.

http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/150783.html?mulR=5090|1


20 posted on 01/08/2014 2:19:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: madprof98

We have a huge one out here in Southern Cal. Hit or miss when I’d shop there but good deals. Went online to see if out of business sale started, here’s what website shows:

Loehmann’s is not accepting new online orders at this time.
You will still find great savings at our 39 Loehmann’s Store Locations.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 2:24:19 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Veto!

I loved Loehmans when they were online as Smart Bargains and used to buy designer stuff online all the time. Then Smart Bargains was run by Rue La La and then sold to a watch company I think.
Haven’t shopped Loehmans since they were Smart Bargains but used to get some really good designer deals off that website. I have a Prada handbag I bought off clearance there that I still carry occasionally.


22 posted on 01/08/2014 2:27:26 PM PST by sheana
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To: truth_seeker

Stein-Mart is not a Loehmann’s replacement. Stein Mart is like a Burlington Coat Factory, not in the same league as Loehmann’s.
Loehmann’s carried lots of high end labels. You won’t find those at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Burlington or SteinMart.


23 posted on 01/08/2014 2:32:28 PM PST by sheana
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To: griswold3

It’s so bad, that Betty Crocker is test-marketing Hamburger Helper Helper.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 2:36:02 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: madprof98
Loehmann's is caput? OMG!!


25 posted on 01/08/2014 2:36:36 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

not to worry.........

If you bid at that new big online auction where freight is prepaid, you can make do.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 2:39:28 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Yaelle

“I was traumatized as a child seeing all the grandmas in there changing.”

LOL! I was in a place like that once, can’t remember what store it was now. Anti-theft, don’t you know!


27 posted on 01/08/2014 2:40:35 PM PST by jocon307
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To: The Antiyuppie

The only people who can afford beef these days is people with EBT cards.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 2:41:48 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Grams A

The family dollar by me has some very cute items. I got great wrapping stuff there. Last year I loved the gift tags I got, although this year I bought some where the Santa Claus was black. Which was very topical this year, and I don’t really care, but I didn’t want to hear the jokes (I’m very into gift tags, so people actually read them) - I didn’t use too many of those!


29 posted on 01/08/2014 2:43:29 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Veto!

Great post, you’ve summed up why so many people are going to miss Loehman’s. Like I said, I never shopped there, but I know gals LOVED it.

I still miss Bradlees!


30 posted on 01/08/2014 2:46:57 PM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307

This is great, no? Using Clown Prince nobama’s logic of yesterday: More unemployment checks will create jobs. Great, there, Clown-leader...just great!


31 posted on 01/08/2014 2:59:13 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Yaelle
Did they ever put doors on their dressing rooms? I was traumatized as a child seeing all the grandmas in there changing.

LOL!! I remember that! But I also remember that it was harder to fool yourself into thinking that something looked good on you or fit well enough. All you had to do was ask your neighbors, and they would all chime in! Plus, the walls totally covered with mirrors left nothing to wishful thinking about that extra five pounds...

32 posted on 01/08/2014 3:08:32 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: sheana

“Stein-Mart is not a Loehmann’s replacement. Stein Mart is like a Burlington Coat Factory, not in the same league as Loehmann’s.
Loehmann’s carried lots of high end labels. You won’t find those at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Burlington or SteinMart.”

Apparently there wasn’t enough demand for those high end labels, from them.

You know some people that buy high end labels, want to get them from high end stores.

The Loehmann’s in my town was a dump.


33 posted on 01/08/2014 3:11:01 PM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: Veto!

I’ve seen pics of those Paco Rabanne disc dresses and vests...they were definitely from the swinging ‘60s, LOL. Very interesting, though.


34 posted on 01/08/2014 3:11:11 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: madprof98

35 posted on 01/08/2014 3:35:14 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: truth_seeker

We don’t have a Loehmanns here so have never been in one so wouldn’t know. I used to shop alot online with them when they were SmartBargains.com though. Could get some high end stuff at really good prices. Steinmart here carries more or less the same brands as everybody else.


36 posted on 01/08/2014 3:38:45 PM PST by sheana
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To: Paladin2

No argument from me; great designer garments are art.

I was in the Uffizi gallery in Florence one November, all that incredible art sitting on the walls, but I spent more time examining the original Giorgio Armani cocktail dresses exhibited in glass cases. The perfection made me want to cry….I always wanted the kind of life in which I could keep a few excellent seamstresses employed. Could not be further from that at the moment, alas.

But I’m not giving up.


37 posted on 01/08/2014 4:05:26 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: griswold3

Big Lots is closing in my town as well. At least the Goodwill Store is still here.


38 posted on 01/08/2014 4:11:22 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: sheana

Oh you smart person!!! I had no idea Smart Bargains etc were Loehmann’s. Is there anything like it now?

Enjoy that Prada:) I’m still schlepping around a big ole Bottega Veneta I bought new at their boutique in San Fran in 1988. A huge price, but guess what? It still looks new, or new enough to use proudly.


39 posted on 01/08/2014 4:12:31 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Rodamala
At least the Goodwill Store is still here.

Don't knock it. Last year I bought a full length leather Etienne Aigner coat worth a couple of thou for $20 there. A classic oldie, looked like I had been wearing it for a few years, but certainly did not look its age. Wish I could say the same for my face.

40 posted on 01/08/2014 4:17:25 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

Try Hautelook or Rue La La. They are about the only ones I know of now that carries high end stuff. Rue La La specifically carries high end.
I used to get some really good buys off smartbargains when they were Loehmanns. Now they are really hit and miss since some watch company owns it.
Bottega Veneta is nice! I also have an LV that I got off eluxury.com. They are gone now too. Almost all my fave shopping sites are gone now. All my handbags are used everyday. . They are in no way just for looks but they all still look great too!


41 posted on 01/08/2014 4:23:12 PM PST by sheana
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To: Veto!
I still have a couple of 25-yr-old silk blouses I bought there, excellent quality that I can’t buy at any price today.

Me, too! My favorite is a tailored ecru matte silk with scroll embroidery on the front and cuffs, and self-covered buttons. It has the late-80s "big" styling, so I've been planning how to rework it to eliminate the very deep yoke across the back and too-square shoulders in favor of the more fitted styles of today. Another is a lustrous ivory short-sleeved shell to wear under a suit, in need of just a little shoulder slimming. Watch -- the minute I finish, styles will change radically!

Actually I have a whole box of discarded silk clothing in case I ever get the time to make a silk-topped quilt. Probably my offspring will get to throw them all out when I'm gone.

42 posted on 01/08/2014 4:58:29 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Veto!
I still have a couple of 25-yr-old silk blouses I bought there, excellent quality that I can’t buy at any price today.

Me, too! My favorite is a tailored ecru matte silk with scroll embroidery on the front and cuffs, and self-covered buttons. It has the late-80s "big" styling, so I've been planning how to rework it to eliminate the very deep yoke across the back and too-square shoulders in favor of the more fitted styles of today. Another is a lustrous ivory short-sleeved shell to wear under a suit, in need of just a little shoulder slimming. Watch -- the minute I finish, styles will change radically!

Actually I have a whole box of discarded silk clothing in case I ever get the time to make a silk-topped quilt. Probably my offspring will get to throw them all out when I'm gone.

43 posted on 01/08/2014 4:58:29 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Iron Munro

Where will all of us who actually work for a living shop...”

I’m not sure. Was going to buy some chicken breasts this last week - $5.99 a pound. If I had false teeth, they would have fallen out. I can remember when I used to buy an entire chicken for $.29 a pound. One of the hazards of being around for a while. Never bought much food at Big Lots but used to load up at the Dollar Tree.

I quit having a want list and my absolutely needs list has gotten very, very short. Trying to find someone who can still repair shoes is my current project and I have cranked up the old sewing machine again for clothing repairs.


44 posted on 01/08/2014 5:00:35 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: jocon307

I bought a few Christmas wrappings at the Dollar Tree. Didn’t see any black Santa’s - Hispanics would be more appropriate in our area anyway. Did buy some really funny Christmas cards for $1.00 each though - they said Merry Christmas 2007. Message inside was to the effect that I had bought them on sale from that year and didn’t want to waste them. Friends really enjoyed them and thoroughly understood the message.

Dollar Tree is also a great place to buy stuff which our Republican Women’s group sends in gift boxes to our vets and servicemen - sun glasses, foot powder, puzzles, pens, scratch pads, etc.


45 posted on 01/08/2014 5:05:41 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: madprof98

This can’t be. We had the summer of recovery . Didn’t they get the note?


46 posted on 01/08/2014 5:06:14 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: jocon307
Last year I loved the gift tags I got, although this year I bought some where the Santa Claus was black.

We have some adopted black family members, and I'm always interested in my own reactions when I shop for the children and the packaging has only white kids pictured. It's a good mental exercise. One year I tinted the only wrapping paper I had left on Christmas Eve with a magic marker so that Santa Claus looked a little bit tan. I also tinted a Noah's Ark figurine. For one thing, neither Jesus nor Noah was likely to be a pale European white -- both probably olive-skinned.

47 posted on 01/08/2014 5:08:46 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Veto!
I’ve seen pics of those Paco Rabanne disc dresses and vests...they were definitely from the swinging ‘60s, LOL.

That's when I owned mine, but I could afford it because I got it at Loehmann's. Wore it with a chiffon-over-silk, floor-length straight skirt -- also from Loehmann's -- to a gala at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

48 posted on 01/08/2014 5:12:51 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Albion Wilde

“For one thing, neither Jesus nor Noah was likely to be a pale European white — both probably olive-skinned.”

True, true and while Santa is based on St. Nicholas (also not Euro-White) he does have elements from Northern European paganism.

None of that bothers me at all.

Also, one of the 3 Kings is traditionally shown as a black guy, so that’s cool.

Hey, I haven’t packed up my packaging yet, if you want me to mail you the tags, freepmail me. I’ll be sure to lose them by next year at the rate I’m going, so you’re welcome to them!


49 posted on 01/08/2014 5:18:34 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Grams A

“...they said Merry Christmas 2007. Message inside was to the effect that I had bought them on sale from that year and didn’t want to waste them.”

Ha ha! That’s great. My brother would have loved those. He got into a crazy thing for a while, he’d send you a card for your birthday, but all wacky. One year, he sent me a Bat Mitzvah card and it said “Best wishes & love from Uncle Hymie and Aunt Sadie” - something like that.

I wonder if I still have it?


50 posted on 01/08/2014 5:21:25 PM PST by jocon307
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