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Oh no, Steinmart is closing most of its stores!

conmamaconmama 5035 replies354 threads Senior Member
I’m so bummed! There is a nice higher end strip mall literally right next to my neighbor. A 10 minute walk. It’s the anchor store and is very nice. I’m always popping over there to take a look, or it’s my go-to last minute gift buying store. What a shame. Another Covid loss. Within a mile radius we have seen closed down Pier 1, our Walgreens , JC Penney in a strip mall, numerous restaurants...private and public owned, Tuesday Morning, lots of dark lights.
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  • abasketabasket 21921 replies930 threads Senior Member
    I saw this this morning.

    Some years ago I bought a few clothing items there. But the one thing I relied on SteinMart for was a once a year stop to stock up on reading glasses! Seriously, they always had the best selection for fun, fashionable glasses at a reasonable price!

    Maybe I'll need to go stock up. :(
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  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn 42696 replies2301 threads Super Moderator
    Oh, that's too bad. There's one very near my parents in Austin that I like a lot. I could find just about whatever I needed there.
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  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom 5974 replies272 threads Senior Member
    edited August 13
    I'm so sorry to hear this. Our local store closed over a year ago. I don't buy a lot of clothes but, when I do, SteinMart is my go-to. The nearest store now is ten miles away. If it goes, I guess all my shopping will be online. 😢

    ETA: It's one of my mom's favorite stores, and I'd often go with her just to spend the day and enjoy lunch out with her. I guess she'll have to pick another store.
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  • yearstogoyearstogo 869 replies30 threads Member
    Covid-19 will probably accelerate the demise of companies that would close soon anyway if the government is able to resist propping up businesses. The shame will be those that were viable pre-Covid19 but it is amazing how little room for error some companies have...reminds me of Buffet's saying that when the tide goes out do you realize how many were swimming without clothes.
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  • abasketabasket 21921 replies930 threads Senior Member
    In my area I feel like SteinMart caters to a middle age and up base. I see lots of seniors walking in. Perhaps with COVID these people aren't shopping.
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  • rhododendronrhododendron 458 replies19 threads Member
    We had a local SteinMart that closed a few years ago. I agree with @abasket . I felt like I was too young for the store. I assume that was mostly because it was a small store that had a more limited selection.
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  • abasketabasket 21921 replies930 threads Senior Member
    Too late to edit but I hope I do/did not offend anyone by saying I think they cater to an older crowd.

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  • SilpatSilpat 1418 replies21 threads Senior Member
    I agree that SteinMart caters to an older shopper, at least in our area. I'm part of that group, so no offense taken. Unfortunately, over the last decade it seemed that more and more of the store's merchandise was made in the PRC and I found very little to buy. The last time I went into the store near us was about two years ago.
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  • coralbrookcoralbrook 8128 replies28 threads Senior Member
    There is a Steinmart in Palm Springs that is very popular. If they keep any store open, that would be the one. It has a large selection of tennis and golf clothes
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  • conmamaconmama 5035 replies354 threads Senior Member
    edited August 13
    I agree it caters more and more to the older demographic, although I don’t remember it being that way when it first opened. Sort of like Chico’s. Whenever I look in, it seems the age is about 70+ that shop there. It was my go-to store when I was 40, along with my friends. I think we’ve had this discussion before.

    I never found a lot anymore at SM, but I did find some thngs I liked. It was such a “nice” anchor store for strip malls, I don’t know what can step in there that is like that.
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