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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Retired Vera Bradley

Bees (July 2003 - January 2005) Miller Bag
Vera Bradley had a great run, from, roughly the early to mid 1990s to around 2006.  During this time, it sold a series of cotton quilted bags, with gentle, pretty fabrics, produced in the United States, for prices that were accessible to many.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Overview of Companies, Past and Present (Including Those Often Referred to as Preppy and Trad)

Here is the most recent life cycle chart.  This chart is an opinion piece, for fun and conversation starting, not complete, nor actual analysis.

For those new to this, this chart strives to plot the current state of some clothing and accessory vendors - including some historically described as purveyors of preppy, "Ivy", or trad style such as L.L. Bean, J. Press, Brooks Brothers, and Ralph Lauren - as they evolve from young, innovative companies on the left of the chart to company shells/cautionary tales on the right. Many would also say that preppy and "Ivy" have become auto-antonyms, words that now mean the exact opposite of what they used to mean, when describing so-called styles.