Are the kids clothes from Sears as good as they used to be?
Our kids are in their 40's but when they were young, the clothes from Sears ALWAYS outlasted any other. We made up our own little saying "If it falls apart, it came from Kmart. If it came from Sears, it lasts for years."
We were low income and had to stretch the dollar as far as possible. Our kids weren't always stylish but they had good clothes. I found a boys winter coat on sale when our son was in the second grade. Kids grow tall thru the years but not much bigger around. This coat was way too long for our son. I hemmed the sleeves quite a bit and each year, I let them out. He wore that coat all the way thru sixth grade. It started out as a 3/4 length coat in 2nd grade but wound up as it was supposed to be as a jacket by sixth grade. I bet you couldn't find a coat nowadays that would last that long. (or a kid that would wear the same coat that many years
) After rummage sales came into being, I didn't shop as much at Sears.
The first house we bought was in pitiful shape inside and out. My husband bought an electric Sears sander and sanded the entire outside of the house. The switch went out and he took it back to get the switch fixed. They gave us a whole new sander. We explained that we had already gotten our money's worth and didn't expect a new sander but they insisted.
There is one thing Sears sells that we will never buy again...a lawn mower. The Sears on spent much more time in the shop than it did out. It ran great until you tried to cut grass with it. The one time I picked it up from repair, they guy said it ran great on the concrete. I told him I didn't have any concrete to cut, I just wanted it to run when I was cutting grass. We finally gave up and ditched the lawn mower.