You may (or may not) be keeping up with the merger of the two major department stores Macy’s and Filene’s. As it stands here in New England most of the Filene’s stores will close…and a couple Macy’s as well. The assumption is that all of the Filene’s will be replaced with Macy’s.
This makes me pretty sad. I do 85% of my clothes shopping at Filene’s. They have super sales almost all the time and I can actually find clothes that FIT, I feel good in and are not too expensive. Macy’s just doesn’t do that for me. I find their stores (well, the few I’ve been in) to be messy, unorganized, and full of clothes that are either too expensive, too young or too old for me. I can’t think of the last thing that I purchased there…it may have been a frying pan. (just try wearing that to work!)
Bloglines alerted me to another post in the Boston area written by someone with similar views as mine. Check it out here|http://www.bigdumptruck.com/2005_07_01_oldblog2.php#112260117103279878 and leave me a comment if you have something to add!
I think I’ll be headed to Filene’s today, coupon in hand, to try to savor my last few moments there. Alas!