over50feeling40: Let's Help the Retailers Out!
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May 31, 2016

Let's Help the Retailers Out!


This was taken in 2013 and was my last photo shoot with Coldwater Creek...a retailer I supported and was sad to see go.  Please join me to day on MIDLIFE BOULEVARD and give your thoughts on how retailers can keep and earn your loyalty.  They want and need to know.

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How can we help a few more stick around...

Happy Tuesday!

12 comments:

  1. I love that plaid jacket on you Pam!!

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    1. I hesitated to buy and should not have...I really love it.

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  2. I was sorry to see Cold Water Creek go.

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    1. So go to the post and tell retailers what you liked about it, Haralee. This is your chance to give your opinion.

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  3. Coldwater Creek is actually back - I got a catalog from them last week!
    hugs,
    Janice

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    1. I believe only online and in catalog...no store fronts.

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    2. No brick and mortar store, but Coldwater Creek definitely sends out Catalogs and has the great paid return stickers, too....They started out small but have added lots of items each month.....

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  4. Love that large collar on the plaid jacket! It is stunning!

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  5. An interesting post. To me Coldwater Creek was like LL Bean crossed with Talbots and I could see why LL Bean and Talbots have made it but Coldwater Creek had to close their stores (but could keep they catalog going). I think retailers need to be very specific with their looks and remember exactly who their target market is. Great post Pam and if I didn't know, I would have guessed the plaid jacket was Talbots, which something Coldwater Creek probably needs to know! xx

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  6. I just went to Talbots today, and guess what. The store is no longer there. I asked at Jjill next door, and the sales lady said they closed and were gone in a week. I live in Central California, and apparently they have closed all their stores at least within 100 miles from me. I wonder what gives. Some of the now closed stores were in very tony areas. I wonder if Talbots is moving toward on line shopping only.

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  7. Retailers could offer more of the cut out, 3/4, sheer fabric sleeves that look flattering on the batwing arms. How about different necklines boat, sweetheart, square and scoop? It seems to me that retailers cater to the big busted, no hips,long legged woman. Why not design according to body shape and let women know which clothes will flatter there shape? I bet European clothes manufacturers have the U.S.beat on thi score. It is not a shame to be old over there.

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  8. If you sell low rise pants please sell tops that meet or go passed the waistband. More choice in inseam length I'd love to see more 34" I have long legs but don't need the longer rise of a tall girl shop. My sisters and I make jokes about who is going to wear turquoise polyester elastic pants first - seems several retailers here in Canada think if you are of a certain age you must need to dress only in pink turquoise and yellow or have seasonal scenes on your t-shirts, and then wonder why sales are down.

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