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Old 02-22-2013, 17:15   #1
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Abercrombie to close up to 50 US stores

I guess there will be a lot of unemployed Obama voters blaming Bush for this....

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8028d...#axzz2LfyKxE6a
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Old 02-22-2013, 17:45   #2
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How far A&F has fallen. A&F catalog from 1937.

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Old 02-22-2013, 17:48   #3
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I guess there will be a lot of unemployed Obama voters blaming Bush for this....

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8028d...#axzz2LfyKxE6a
While that was sad link to try to follow,

AF sells over-priced, if it weren't for the cache name, crap.

My son, in his teenage years, would prize those $80 already worn out jeans.

AF can curl up and die, nobody here will miss them.

Unless you own their stock.
Good luck.
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Old 02-22-2013, 18:04   #4
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A&F, as pointed out in a prior post, used to be a real sporting goods company. Safaris and everything.
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Old 02-22-2013, 18:11   #5
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My personal loss is inconsolable.

(I do have one ambercrombie sweater that I bought at the goodwill store. It's, like, six inches thick and weighs more than I do. I wear it at work.)

(Wait until Bush takes the hit for destroying the whole coal industry! We'll all support the rolling black-outs and unaffordable rates that our Presbo inherited. Good thing we don't even need Congress anymore, they just got in the way. Six inch thick sweaters for everyone!)
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Old 02-22-2013, 18:14   #6
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I agree it is sad to look at Abercrombie and Fitch today compared to the past; LLBean seems to have suffered the same change.
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Old 02-22-2013, 19:48   #7
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I remember being taken to their store on 44th (?) St., NYC and trying the rifles out in the basement shooting range in the late sixties. HH
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Old 02-22-2013, 20:34   #8
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Madison Avenue at East 45th Street. It was an 8-story building with a log cabin and trout pool on the roof.

www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/abercrombie-fitch-co-history

"Floors two through five were reserved for clothing suitable for any terrain or climate.
On floor six was a picture gallery and bookstore concentrating on sporting themes, a watch repair facility, and the golf school, complete with a resident pro.
On the seventh floor, the gun room, besides more stuffed game heads, held about 700 shotguns and rifles, constituting the most lavish assemblage of sporting firearms on earth.
The eighth floor was devoted to fishing, camping, and boating, and reserved a desk for the company's fly- and bait-casting instructor, who gave lessons at the pool on the roof. He also handled mail and telephone inquiries on fishing, hunting, and skiing. The fishing section alone stocked about 48,000 flies and 18,000 lures. "

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Old 02-22-2013, 21:18   #9
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Won't shed nary a tear.
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Old 02-22-2013, 22:40   #10
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Won't shed nary a tear.
What is the benefit of yet another company going under? HH
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:21   #11
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made me happy to see so many remember them as a Sporting Goods store...I remember them that way too...

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Some pics of the building (12 stories?) and the interior. I like the glasss door on the gun display cases - they slide up out of the way.

http://collections.mcny.org/C.aspx?V...GTDA2JQ&SMLS=1
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:11   #13
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I hate those stores with the loud music. The employees should file for disability from hearing loss.
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