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Women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek to close its doors
Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 4-11-14 | Jackie Crosby

Posted on 04/12/2014 8:46:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Edited on 04/12/2014 9:57:09 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The women’s clothing retailer failed to find a buyer or new capital. A liquidation sale is planned.

Women’s specialty clothing chain Coldwater Creek filed for bankruptcy on Friday and said it will close all of its stores around the country, including 11 in Minnesota.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bankruptcy; chainstoreclosing; chapter11; economy; recession; storeclosing
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1 posted on 04/12/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow. My mom wears their stuff.


2 posted on 04/12/2014 8:47:09 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The recovery continues. < /sarc>


3 posted on 04/12/2014 8:47:55 AM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: Black Agnes

I used to order from their catalogs, and I think that I returned everything I ever ordered, except jewelry. The fit was never right, even though the clothes were cute.


4 posted on 04/12/2014 8:48:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ditto!


5 posted on 04/12/2014 8:50:12 AM PDT by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: Black Agnes

I thought that they were in trouble when they closed their Seattle store. I cannot believe that Loehman’s filed for bankruptcy, though. I used to shp there in Lansdale, Pa back in the early seventies, before they went national.


6 posted on 04/12/2014 8:51:21 AM PDT by Eva
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To: afraidfortherepublic

All their former customers are now shopping at consignment shops…I know I do…do you suppose Chico’s and J Jill ate their lunch?


7 posted on 04/12/2014 8:54:01 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Black Agnes

One of my favorite pairs of jeans ever came from Coldwater Creek.

I knew they were in trouble because I am on their e-mail list and every day there is some sort of big special sale going on. They can’t get enough people to get in there and buy, I guess.

It’s a shame, but I don’t have any buying power to change it, and neither does anybody else I know. We are all squeezed.


8 posted on 04/12/2014 8:56:03 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I do not ever order clothes on-line or by mail, for that reason. It’s hard enough to find a good fit even when you can try on the clothes.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 8:56:05 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Black Agnes

I like their clothes, and since I’m a grandmother, maybe they are geared to older women.

We have a store near us—I’ll check to see if they have a closing sale.

I’ll miss them.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 8:58:15 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You know? One day some entrepreneur is gonna figure out how to combine the experience of Mall Shopping for ladies with the cost efficiency and speed of on-line buying.

A Big Box Emporium that co-locates “see-touch-feel-wear” convenience of various clothing from a variety of on-line sources, coupled with the ability to transmit all the needed information to a home email address so they can order online at home..


11 posted on 04/12/2014 8:59:13 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Less competition for Chico’s.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 8:59:57 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: married21

I loved their stuff when I was still working. Very comfortable yet still stylish. But I haven’t been a customer since I had kids & stay at home and don’t need work clothes anymore.


13 posted on 04/12/2014 9:00:00 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And who is it, exactly, that thinks things have gotten better under Obama?

Oh wait, Democrats. Yeah, they like to push a lot of lies.


14 posted on 04/12/2014 9:00:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m not one who follows women’s fashions, but my wife bought a lot of their stuff. I really liked their stuff, as in, I would actually notice which store she bought the outfit from.


15 posted on 04/12/2014 9:02:41 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

More folks freed from evil ‘job lock’


16 posted on 04/12/2014 9:02:42 AM PDT by harwood (You don't wanna go there.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A quick perusal displayed conservative, mature fashion a man would be proud to stand beside.

If women are not going for that style/fashion, we're screwed.

17 posted on 04/12/2014 9:03:28 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s amazing how many corporations have come and gone even since I reached adulthood. Libs talk about them like they are all-powerful, invincible, immune from decline.


18 posted on 04/12/2014 9:03:42 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Gil4

“The recovery continues. < /sarc>”

Even Victoria’s Secret is cutting back:

http://fashionista.com/2014/04/victorias-secret-discontinuing-apparel/


19 posted on 04/12/2014 9:04:04 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have never understood retailers like Chicos that have their own brand and store. To me they are always expensive. I can hit the sales racks at Stores like Nordstroms Rack and get alot more choices of brands at less cost.
Have never heard of Coldwater Creek. We’re they like Chicos?


20 posted on 04/12/2014 9:05:27 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Black Agnes

My wife has a whole closet full of Coldwater Creek...of course, she only pays a buck or two for new outfits (still with tags) at the local thrift store. It pays to be on the main drag between filthy rich SE Massachusetts and their summer covens on the lakes in central Red Hampshire. Jaded (and wealthy) democrat wives dump loads of major labels at this thrift store constantly. Lucky for my wife she is the only size six in the area. :-)


21 posted on 04/12/2014 9:05:28 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: harwood

~~~More folks freed from evil ‘job lock’~~~

They’ll have more time to spend with their families!! /idiot Dem lie

Well, until they can’t pay their bills, stay where they live and possibly starve.


22 posted on 04/12/2014 9:06:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How much did the cost of Obamacare figure into this? With 6000 employees you know it had to be a huge expense


23 posted on 04/12/2014 9:07:16 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: knarf

They seemed to jump the shark from conservative well-styled clothes suitable for the office to rather formless and boring stuff that cost more and didn’t last as long about 3 or 4 years ago. My wife used to shop there but hasn’t bought anything there in 4 or 5 years - she said it’s not as well made, doesn’t look as nice and costs more.


24 posted on 04/12/2014 9:07:31 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: knarf
If women are not going for that style/fashion, we're screwed.

I went to the Celtics game last night. Hadn't been in years. We have cheerleaders now who wear bikinis. Besides doing gymnastics, they also do spread-legged, pelvic thrusts to ear-splitting rap music. I said to my friend, "remember when that kind of thing was reserved to 'The Pussycat Lounge?'"

25 posted on 04/12/2014 9:08:27 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: sheana

I liked them better than Chicos. I thought the clothes were cute, but they never fit right. I did not have the luxury of an actual store where I might have gotten a good fit. I was ordering from their catalog.


26 posted on 04/12/2014 9:09:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I love their clothes but every item I bought from them either shrank or torqued or fell apart. The clothes were way over priced for the quality, which is why lost me.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Somewhere, Zero laughs. Again.


28 posted on 04/12/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Another O’bummer jobs creation result!!!


29 posted on 04/12/2014 9:10:44 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have a friend that wore mostly Chicos to work. She spent a fortune there on clothes. I wore nicer stuff to work at less cost off sale racks at Nordstroms Rack and Saks Off Fifth.
I’m with you. I would never order out off a catalogue because of fit difficulties then you have to ship it back.
I buy stuff from Nordstroms and Saks without trying it on but they are so simple to return stuff. Nordstroms even let’s you return stuff you buy off the Rack website to their brick and mortar stores.


30 posted on 04/12/2014 9:15:19 AM PDT by sheana
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s too bad; they made great ice cream. ;-)


31 posted on 04/12/2014 9:15:40 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Soul of the South

“Even Victoria’s Secret is cutting back”

How much could they cut back? There’s so little there as it is. (Victoria has no secrets.)


32 posted on 04/12/2014 9:15:51 AM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: maica

Ditto....ditto......


33 posted on 04/12/2014 9:16:59 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: basil

Have you tried Chicos?


34 posted on 04/12/2014 9:18:07 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

>>I went to the Celtics game last night. Hadn’t been in years. We have cheerleaders now who wear bikinis. Besides doing gymnastics, they also do spread-legged, pelvic thrusts to ear-splitting rap music.

Not to hijack this thread, but what is it with ear-splitting music at sporting events in general? It’s even happening at baseball games. Part of the point of going to a game is so you can talk with your friends, business guests, etc. If every bit of downtime is filled with ear-splitting obnoxiousness, it certainly reduces the desire to go for me.


35 posted on 04/12/2014 9:21:59 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Black Agnes

In my line of work, I need to appear professional, but I am often working in rather rugged environments - like factories or shops. My go-to wardrobe is Coldwater Creek jeans and the no-iron shirts (for warm weather) and sweater sets (for cool weather). I never have to iron and I never have to worry about gapping jeans, etc. I’m going to miss them.

I’ve been shopping the Outlet and the sales forever. I guess its hard to get people to buy at full price in this economy.


36 posted on 04/12/2014 9:23:02 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"We have cheerleaders now who wear bikinis. Besides doing gymnastics, they also do spread-legged, pelvic thrusts to ear-splitting rap music. I said to my friend, "remember when that kind of thing was reserved to 'The Pussycat Lounge?'"

We now live in a society that is officially and practically pagan. It's really been that way for perhaps 50 years, but there was a vestigial veneer of Christianity that took a while to wear off. It remains to be seen whether this neo-paganism will replicate former paganisms in all their violence and debauchery. The Nazi experience says, "Don't bet against it."
37 posted on 04/12/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"I said to my friend, "remember when that kind of thing was reserved to 'The Pussycat Lounge?'"

And how long will it take for "Game of Thrones" sexual behavior to come off the TV screen and into the streets and arenas? Maybe not as long as we think - "progressivism" certainly has no moral criteria by which it can say "enough is enough."
38 posted on 04/12/2014 9:30:08 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I ordered from them when they first started out. Cute unique clothes, beautiful jewelry etc.

Then when the stores opened they mainstreamed their line for the mundane and the fit changed too.


39 posted on 04/12/2014 9:35:16 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: RedStateRocker

I have shopped at CC...and like your wife found their quality declining in the past few years....


40 posted on 04/12/2014 9:36:45 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: basil

This granny will also miss them, although I rarely buy anything any more from anyone. I liked them because their clothing seemed more conservative and timeless than all that other clingy, mismatched, poorly made imported stuff out there.


41 posted on 04/12/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT 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: knarf

I think it’s more of an issue of what’s available rather than what at least I would prefer. Looked in some of the store windows in the mall and I wouldn’t have been caught dead in most of their designs or mismatched offerings , regardless of my age.


42 posted on 04/12/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT 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: afraidfortherepublic

I will miss them...loved their clothes and they were always helpful in calling around to other stores to get the size and or color needed. Steinmart Boutique and Nordie’s Rack will be happy to pick up their clientele.


43 posted on 04/12/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: RedStateRocker
They seemed to jump the shark from conservative well-styled clothes suitable for the office to rather formless and boring stuff that cost more and didn’t last as long about 3 or 4 years ago. My wife used to shop there but hasn’t bought anything there in 4 or 5 years - she said it’s not as well made, doesn’t look as nice and costs more.

I agree. Many years ago I used to buy from Coldwater once in awhile. I quit even looking there for the same reason as your wife.

44 posted on 04/12/2014 9:53:55 AM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I went to the Celtics game last night. Hadn't been in years. We have cheerleaders now who wear bikinis. Besides doing gymnastics, they also do spread-legged, pelvic thrusts to ear-splitting rap music.
My son played HS basketball 15 years ago and I was stupified to find the same crap back then - in a HS no less.
45 posted on 04/12/2014 9:54:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yet MORE EVIDENCE Of The Obongo Economic RECOVERY????????


46 posted on 04/12/2014 10:02:51 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Mamzelle

DITTO


47 posted on 04/12/2014 10:04:30 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Black Agnes
Wow. My mom wears their stuff.

And that is a large part of their sales and marketing problem.

48 posted on 04/12/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Gaffer
One day some entrepreneur is gonna figure out how to combine the experience of Mall Shopping for ladies with the cost efficiency and speed of on-line buying.

Things like that have been tried. Online clothing works very well for a young demographic, but as people age and start developing odd bulges, it becomes literally impossible to buy anything without trying it on and probably having alterations done. And the bulging generation has all the money - you can go broke fast selling cheap stuff to kids.

Coldwater Creek got lazy - like many retailers they started manufacturing in Asia, then decided it was cheaper to just buy existing styles that looked pretty good and had decent material without taking the time to focus carefully on their own fit and design. As a result, things that looked good in the catalog looked terrible on the body. We'll see a whole bunch more major retailers heading out of business soon for the same reason. Their corporate parent companies forgot how they became successful and squeezed out a couple of dollars extra profit per garment for a season or two - until the public (who is never as stupid as management thinks) caught on.

49 posted on 04/12/2014 10:11:26 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I want to thank you all, both positive and critical for your comments. I am COLDWATER CREEK. I am in he last stages of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. No need for earthly clothes much longer. Getting rid of every thing while I still have a little control.
50 posted on 04/12/2014 10:15:27 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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