Eddie Bauer is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods chain. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington and a subsidiary of Eddie Bauer Holdings (formerly Spiegel, Inc.), the company was founded in Seattle in 1920 as "Eddie Bauer's Sport Shop" by its namesake, Eddie Bauer (1899 – 1986), who invented the first down parka in 1936 (U.S. Design Patent 119,122). Bauer retired and sold the company in 1968; General Mills bought Eddie Bauer in 1971, and Spiegel bought it from General Mills in 1988.
In 2003, Spiegel, Inc., entered bankruptcy. The Spiegel catalog and all other assets were sold, except for Eddie Bauer. In May 2005, Spiegel, Inc., emerged from bankruptcy under the name "Eddie Bauer Holdings" and owned primarily by Commerzbank.
Eddie Bauer's flagship store is in downtown Seattle's Pacific Place mall.
Eddie Bauer has a contract with the Ford Motor Company to implement signature interior design on the Ford Explorer, Ford Bronco, Ford Excursion, Ford Expedition, and Ford F-150. Ford vehicles that feature the Eddie Bauer insignia have special seat styling features including signature stitching).
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In May 2005, Spiegel, Inc., emerged from bankruptcy under the name "Eddie Bauer Holdings" and owned primarily by Commerzbank. The term "flip-flop" derives from the rhythmic slapping noise that the sandals make while slapping against the wearer's heels and the floor as he or she walks. The Spiegel catalog and all other assets were sold, except for Eddie Bauer. The Klip-Flop style has reinvented flip-flops to mollify the annoyance of strap snap by creating interchangeable straps that lock into the EVA sole with a turn of a penny. In 2003, Spiegel, Inc., entered bankruptcy. A pair is lucky to make it more than a couple of years before being rendered into trash. Bauer retired and sold the company in 1968; General Mills bought Eddie Bauer in 1971, and Spiegel bought it from General Mills in 1988. The average life expectancy of a pair isn't very long for precisely this reason, perhaps only a year or so.
Design Patent 119,122). They can be fixed, but many people choose to just buy new ones, discarding away the old ones. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington and a subsidiary of Eddie Bauer Holdings (formerly Spiegel, Inc.), the company was founded in Seattle in 1920 as "Eddie Bauer's Sport Shop" by its namesake, Eddie Bauer (1899 – 1986), who invented the first down parka in 1936 (U.S. Unfortunately, flip-flops are often not very sturdy and the straps may snap after moderate use. Eddie Bauer is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods chain. Some people like to wear the sandals every day. Flip-flops tend to conform to the foot structure of the wearer.
Although flip-flops are one of the most simple, humble forms of footwear, many people consider them comfortable. They are many economically disadvantaged peoples' only footwear, and hence are worn for a wide variety of tasks, including farming, construction, and other heavy manual work. Sometimes these flip-flops are made of recycled rubber tires, lowering the cost even more. In some places, domestically-produced sandals are available for the equivalent of less than US$1 and, despite their disposable design, street vendors will repair worn sandals for a small fee.
In many developing countries, especially in the tropics, rubber flip-flops are by far the cheapest manufactured footwear available. Flip-flops periodically become a fashion rage in the West and in Europe: although they are often associated with the beach or swimming pool, they are immensely popular as everyday casual shoes in many situations, especially with teenagers and young adults, and are now available in a wide variety of materials (leather, transparent plastic, rubber, wood, etc.) and price ranges from US$300+ to under US$1. This sandal is known by different names in different localities:. .
They appear to have been developed out of traditional Japanese woven or wooden soled sandals in New Zealand.
In Hawaii, flip-flops are known as slippers. In South Africa they are also known as slops. In Australian English these are known as thongs or pluggers, and often are referred to as an Australian Icon. In the United States, they are generally known as flip-flops, thongs, zories or go-aheads (especially rubber thongs).
However intellectual property law prevented the term Jandals being used when sold in other countries. In New Zealand English they are known generically as jandals (Japanese Sandals), a name used by one manufacturer.