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I actually will miss it! I enjoyed shopping at the store and also Ruehl when that was open. I love the smell of Abercrombie's "Fierce" cologne, so it doesn't bother me at all. I also have a wide taste of music and the music they played at the store didn't bother me either.

You can find good sales there! I would always get the question, "Why would you pay $90 for a pair of jeans?" Why?? Because they last 5 times longer than any other jeans I have ever had. I had a pair of jeans from A&F that I wore a few times a week for 6 years before they got any holes in them. I then sold them to Plato's Closet for a fourth of what I bought them for. I recently just bought a pair of jeans there that will probably last just as long and they were on sale for $40.

The company is not in any financial trouble and has no debt. They make smart business decisions and the decision to close these stores was announced back in 2010. They were just waiting for the least to expire on many of their stores. They will do fine with the remaining Abercrombie & Fitch stores, as well as abercrombie, Hollister and Gilly Hicks.

Although, the store did make some risque decisions, it comes with the times. I work retail and have kids come in all the time and buy rated M video games with their parent's approval. A lot of these kids are no older than 10 and the games contain strong language, graphic violence, sexual situations and sometimes nudity. I will be 30 this year, and when I was growing up we never had any of this. There are now kids that have 3-year-olds by age 14.

Anyways...will I miss it? Yes. However, I can still order online. I do already shop at similar stores in the area for clothing.

Jan 16, 2012 - 10:50 pm
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mizzouman_2000 writes:
I won't miss walking by that place and getting choked by the overpowering stinch of cologn / perfume and losing my hearing because of the music blasting in that store...



Exactly.


Jan 17, 2012 - 05:02 am
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The only store I was notice missing if it closed at Northwoods Mall is The Smo-King Pit.

Jan 17, 2012 - 07:10 am
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netchris writes:
I actually will miss it! I enjoyed shopping at the store and also Ruehl when that was open. I love the smell of Abercrombie's "Fierce" cologne, so it doesn't bother me at all. I also have a wide taste of music and the music they played at the store didn't bother me either.

You can find good sales there! I would always get the question, "Why would you pay $90 for a pair of jeans?" Why?? Because they last 5 times longer than any other jeans I have ever had. I had a pair of jeans from A&F that I wore a few times a week for 6 years before they got any holes in them. I then sold them to Plato's Closet for a fourth of what I bought them for. I recently just bought a pair of jeans there that will probably last just as long and they were on sale for $40.

The company is not in any financial trouble and has no debt. They make smart business decisions and the decision to close these stores was announced back in 2010. They were just waiting for the least to expire on many of their stores. They will do fine with the remaining Abercrombie & Fitch stores, as well as abercrombie, Hollister and Gilly Hicks.

Although, the store did make some risque decisions, it comes with the times. I work retail and have kids come in all the time and buy rated M video games with their parent's approval. A lot of these kids are no older than 10 and the games contain strong language, graphic violence, sexual situations and sometimes nudity. I will be 30 this year, and when I was growing up we never had any of this. There are now kids that have 3-year-olds by age 14.

Anyways...will I miss it? Yes. However, I can still order online. I do already shop at similar stores in the area for clothing.



When did we ever have a Ruehl?

I like hollister for my son. Daughter likes American eagle. Still both are pricy, but not like A&F. I did like their scents though...for guys. The room spray they use in the store IS too overpowering, but still smells good.


Jan 17, 2012 - 07:26 am
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We just recently started going in there, mostly due to stuff on display in the window. We would walk through the whole store looking for it and then ask an employee and they would look and then say, "I don't think we have any other than the display, but you can order one online."
So why have a store then?

Jan 17, 2012 - 03:00 pm
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PeoriaPeepers writes:
We just recently started going in there, mostly due to stuff on display in the window. We would walk through the whole store looking for it and then ask an employee and they would look and then say, "I don't think we have any other than the display, but you can order one online."
So why have a store then?



That kind of mindset is more and more common in retail. It has been around for awhile but it used to be you could find somebody who would let you buy it.

Years ago, I remember my mother seeing something in Schradskis donwtown and got the same speech. She asked to speak to the manager, who was delighted to sell it to her. That would not happen today.


Jan 17, 2012 - 03:15 pm
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When I worked at Kohls there was many a time we removed clothing from a mannequin in the name of good customer service.

Jan 17, 2012 - 03:34 pm
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Their displays have tags on them that say not for sale, as apparently they have altered them to look perfect on the mannequins.

Jan 17, 2012 - 04:30 pm
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About 8 years ago, I managed the Lids kiosk outside of Abercrombie. The music got real old, real quick. The store did, however, provide for some nice scenery to stare at.

Jan 17, 2012 - 07:12 pm
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A couple people on this thread mentioned the music, so I have to ask what type of music did they play?

Jan 18, 2012 - 10:36 am
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joepyeweed writes:
A couple people on this thread mentioned the music, so I have to ask what type of music did they play?



Stupid, loud, annoying, techno music.

http://www.abercrombie.com/anf/flash/music/music.htm


Jan 18, 2012 - 11:33 am
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS MY FAVORITE STORE!!!!!! SAVE IT!!!

Jan 18, 2012 - 04:07 pm
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netchris writes:
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You can find good sales there! I would always get the question, "Why would you pay $90 for a pair of jeans?" Why?? Because they last 5 times longer than any other jeans I have ever had. I had a pair of jeans from A&F that I wore a few times a week for 6 years before they got any holes in them. I then sold them to Plato's Closet for a fourth of what I bought them for. I recently just bought a pair of jeans there that will probably last just as long and they were on sale for $40.....



Interesting because my friend complained about her jeans from there that the button to button them popped of shortly after getting them.

Kind of like VS bras..like 'em but I only buy during semi-annual sale, and those are the only bras that the underwire has popped out of (oh and my friend's water/gel bra exploded all over while she was interning in college..LOL)


Jan 20, 2012 - 12:08 am
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The last day for Abercrombie was on Sunday, January 29th. The Buckle will be moving upstairs and taking it's spot.

Jan 30, 2012 - 05:33 am
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