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Lands' End is a great catalog to order your clothes from, whether that's via mail or online on their website.
All about Lands' End
Lands' End is best known as a catalog you can order your clothes from via mail, but they also have a website, landsend.com, as well as a few locations where you can purchase clothes, luggage, and goods for your home, like furniture and decor items. They sell apparel for men, women, and children, and their Lands' End coats and dresses are particularly popular.
Lands' End offers quite a few ways for shoppers to save on their purchases, no matter what they buy. You can become a member, which lets you earn points on every purchase you make at the store. You can then use those points to get money off future purchases, whether that's at Lands' End locations or at their partner stores (which include The Great Indoors, Kmart, and Sears). You'll also get a newsletter in your e-mail that has special Lands' End coupons and offers just for members.
The history of Lands' End
Lands' End's name makes a lot more sense when you know that it was originally started as a sailboat equipment company. The founers were Gary Comer along with two gold medalist sailors from the 1963 Pan American Games, Robert Halpern and Richard Stearns. The business became successful, so they started expanding their offerings and including home furnishings and clothing.
The name was supposed to be Land's End, but it was misprinted in the promotional materials as "Lands' End", and they couldn't afford to correct it - so it stayed!
Lands' End finds out "you can't please all of the people all of the time" is all too true
Lands' End made a controversial move for their 2016 catalog - though before they released it, they probably didn't expect the move to be so divisive. The issue was all about one of their models.
Except this wasn't just any model. They chose famous feminist Gloria Steinem, well known for being outspoken about women's rights, especially in the 60s and 70s. Anti-abortion groups quickly became outraged at her being on the site, and Lands' End removed Steinem from the website and posted an apology on their Facebook page:
"It was never our intention to raise a divisive political or religious issue, so when some of our customers saw the recent promotion that way, we heard them. We sincerely apologize for any offense."
But things didn't end there. It turned out that lots of other customers were unhappy about their decision to remove Steinem!
Lesson learned: you really can't please everybody.