Posts by Rebecca

Do You White Shirt?

“The stuff of Hollywood stills and schoolgirl uniforms.” It still rates as one of our most striking catalog covers: a black-and-white photo of a woman wearing…

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The Magic Camel

I mark time in clothing. I’ve forgotten dates, but I remember every single dress (and every coat). And it isn’t just my stuff, I remember my…

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The Perils of Plaid

Theatre people are a superstitious lot – a fact that I put down to a lot of vivid imaginations in close proximity to one another. (Full…

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The Break-Up

Dear Former Favorite Jeans, This isn’t an easy letter to write. We’ve been together so long and been through so much together – good and bad.…

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The Ins and Outs of Lands’ End Jeans

In designing Lands’ End Jeans, we literally worked from the ground up. Okay … maybe “from the waist down” is a better way to put it.…

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The Summer of Cute Dresses

Full disclosure: I am a girly girl. And not just any girly girl – a girly girl who started school in an era when pants were…

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Signs Of Spring

Madison, the day before Easter. Temperature at 8 am: 36º. Undeterred by the chill, a throng of hardy souls take a leisurely one-mile stroll around the…

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What Is Smoking Bishop?

…we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob! —    Ebeneezer Scrooge   Years ago, when I was in…

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Christmas Pudding

I’m not sure when Christmas pudding entered my consciousness. Maybe it was the, “Now, bring us a figgy pudding” line in “We Wish You a Merry…

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“It’s Gone?! How Can It Be Gone When I Just Got The Catalog?”

In May, some of our knit dresses sold out just days after launch. You weren’t the only ones startled and confused by their sudden disappearance –…

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