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Abercrombie to close up to 50 US stores

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ERASER, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. ERASER

    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

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  2. Palouse

    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    How far A&F has fallen. A&F catalog from 1937.

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    boozer

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    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.
     
  4. M&P Guy

    M&P Guy

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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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    Huaco Kid

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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!)
     
  6. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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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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    HollowHead Firm member

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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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    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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    What is the benefit of yet another company going under? HH
     
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    made me happy to see so many remember them as a Sporting Goods store...I remember them that way too...

    Bill
     
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    JohnBT NRA Benefactor

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    I hate those stores with the loud music. The employees should file for disability from hearing loss.