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I saw in yesterday's paper that Sears is closing stores. Really, I think it's past time. I mean, it's possible they could do a revamp and bring the "softer side of Sears" back from the dead - stranger things have happened - but really, I think it may be too late for that. I mean, they were making jokes about that catchphrase on the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and that was in, what, 1997? (Is it a bad thing that I know what jokes are in the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Nah, probably nobody that's reading this is likely to think it is.) Well, anyway, I think Sears really needs to shrink down to being just hardware and appliances, the things at which they are good, and give up on soft lines, which they haven't been any good at for the last 50 years or so! I think maybe older people (by which I mean, considerably older than me, meaning people who are seriously senior citizens) buy clothes at Sears sometimes, still, because they are there and they are familiar, but when's the last time you went in Sears except for hardware or to buy applicances? For me, it's been a couple of years, I think. I can think of at least one shirt I own that came from Sears, and it's cute enough, but there's nothing outstanding about it - it just looks like something you could buy anywhere, and it wasn't especially cheap. I see no reason to cry for the demise of Sears.

Date: 2011-12-30 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melliemelo.livejournal.com
I do like to shop at kmart from time to time, but our Sears has gone downhill in the past few years. The store is packed with stuff, and most of the clothing is geared towards little old ladies. Kenmore appliances have a good rep, but that is about the only thing I would buy from there!

Date: 2011-12-30 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
I did used to shop at K-Mart a fair bit, but the K-Marts in Houston all packed up and left about 10 years ago now. There are none. So all we have left is Sears.

Date: 2011-12-30 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karen-d.livejournal.com
The Sears in the little town near where we ski is just that--appliances and tools. We do still have some housewares stuff from Sears from way back--towels and sheets and such; I liked that they all color coordinated across the different products.

Date: 2011-12-30 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
You're right, I used to buy stuff like that from Sears, but that was mostly ages ago. Like I said, I haven't set foot in a Sears store in two or three years. Almost all the linens I bought after the storm (when we replaced pretty much everything) I bought online - except for a few that I bought from Linens & Things right before they went out of business.

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