Posts from the ‘Stories’ category

The Infamous Superman “Sex” Cover!

We’ve always prided ourselves on being a fairly wholesome, All-American type company. Quality, honesty, good service, Mom, apple pie, cheese curds and suchlike. So imagine our…

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Through 8-year-old Eyes

Some stories need to start with an introduction. I’m Alex White, Copy Director for Lands’ End Kids, and dad of Eli, an 8-year-old with an eye…

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The Happiest Little County in England

When we decided to launch an international business in the UK back in 1991, the first thing we had to do was decide where in England…

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A Christmas Story

  Now that it’s been 30 years since “A Christmas Story” came out, I think I can tell you the real story about what went on…

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A White Christmas in Arizona

What was your biggest Christmas wish as a kid? If you grew up in the Midwest, it was probably something simple – something you wished for…

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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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Mystery Santa

Who IS that, behind the famously fluffy white beard? That’s what our customers were asking back in 1999, when our holiday catalog arrived with Mystery Santa…

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The Christmas Quilt

Whose idea it was, we no longer remember. Which is really the way it ought to be, with communal efforts like this. The idea? To decorate…

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Here We Come A Caroling!

It all began about 25 years ago with just a guitar and a handful of employees who wanted to share some Christmas cheer. Since then, the…

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Jingle All The Way

Even after fifty years in this business,we feel like there’s something magic about mail order. You find an item you like in a catalog or on…

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