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Lands' End is a direct merchant of traditionally styled clothing for the family, soft luggage, and products for the home. They offer products through their catalogs, on the internet and in their inlet stores. Their goal is to please their customers with the highest levels of quality and service in the industry, along with an unequivocal ironclad guarantee.
Back in 1963, they started Lands' End in a basement, along the river in Chicago's old tannery district. They were all sailors at that time, and their business was selling (and sometimes making) racing sailboat equipment, and duffle bags, and rainsuits and some sweaters and other clothing. When they learned enough about the business to spread their wings and grow a little, they moved the company to the little town of Dodgeville in rural Wisconsin.
The main reason that they are there is that Gary Comer fell in love with the gently rolling hills and woods and cornfields and being able to see the changing seasons. Equally or more important, they came to know what a remarkable group of people they were joining with in the community. As you see, it's a farm community, and their fellow workers were the sons and daughters of farmers and their families included a fine bunch of kids.
They quickly found that they are the kind of people who get up mighty early in the morning, because they may have a cow or two to milk before coming to work (they are hard working people). When the Lands' End company first came to Wisconsin, they started small. But the business and the community have been good to them. And today their headquarters building is a good deal larger, both outside and in.
As a direct merchant, they work directly with mills and manufacturers, eliminating the markups of middlemen. They pass the savings on to their customers, who shop directly with them from home or office, by phone, mail, fax or Web. They ship directly to their customers, virtually anywhere in the world. In addition to lower prices, their direct merchant method of doing business makes shopping simpler, faster and more convenient.
There catalog titles include:
Lands' End was an early adopter of the Internet, launching its Web site (http://www.landsend.com) in 1995. Initially, the site featured 100 products as well as stories, essays and travelogues. Today, the U.S. site offers every Lands' End product from all of their different catalogs, including an extensive Overstocks section, where excess merchandise can be purchased at steep discounts. In addition, they offer separate Web sites for the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany. A separate Business Outfitters Web site offers company incentives, rewards, gifts and group apparel.
Lands' End has been a leader in developing new tools and capabilities to enhance the online shopping experience and to foster one-on-one relationships with its customers. Some of these innovations include:
About Lands' End Service
Lands' End operates on the principle that what is best for the customer is also best for the company. As a result, customers have learned to expect a high level of service at all times from initiating the order, to receiving help and advice, to speedy shipping, and further follow-up when necessary. Here are some of the ways that Lands' End and its employees "go the extra mile": Below are only a few of the services:
Address: 1 Lands' End Lane, Dodgeville, WI 53595
Internet address: www.landsend.com
Toll-free telephone numbers:
Find the most current information and details about Lands' End at their website. You can also follow Lands' End on Facebook.
January 2015 Summary
Lands’ End, Inc. operates as a multi-channel retailer in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Direct and Retail. It offers casual clothing, accessories, footwear, and home products. The company sells its products through its e-commerce Websites, direct mail catalogs, dedicated Lands’ End Shops at Sears, stand-alone Lands’ End Inlet stores, and international shop-in-shops. As of January 30, 2015, it operated 236 Lands’ End Shops at Sears, 14 Lands’ End Inlet stores, and 5 international shop-in-shops. Lands’ End, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
Sears Sold Lands' End
On December 6, 2013, Sears Holding Corp. announced that it would spin off Lands' End catalog business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's stockholders. Lands' End stock began trading on the NASDAQ on April 7, 2014.
Sears bought Lands' End
May 14, 2002, Lands' End shares jumped nearly 21 percent after the announcement of the deal, in which Sears agreed to pay $62 for each Lands' End share, a 21.5 percent premium over Friday's closing price.
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