Eddie Bauer, LLC is an American limited liability company, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, that operates the Eddie Bauer clothing store forex versand. In 1940 Bauer patented the first quilted down jacket. Bauer retired and sold the company in 1968.
1988, Spiegel bought it from General Mills. The Spiegel catalog and all other assets were sold, except for Eddie Bauer. Eddie Bauer is also a minority participant in joint venture operations in Japan and Germany that include retail stores, catalogs, and websites. Eddie Bauer’s flagship store is in Bellevue’s Bellevue Square mall. A Midwest Flagship opened in August 2010 at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. In 1920, Eddie Bauer, at the age of 21, established his first store in downtown Seattle. Eddie Bauer’s Tennis Shop” opened in the back of a local hunting and fishing store.
Bauer spent the rest of the year pursuing his own sportsman activities. While on a winter fishing trip in Washington, Eddie Bauer developed hypothermia. After this he began trying to develop alternatives to heavy wool garments used by outdoorsmen at the time. He attempted to offset the bulkiness of down by quilting a down-filled jacket.
In 1942, the United States Army Air Corps commissioned Eddie Bauer to develop the B-9 Flight Parka. More than 50,000 parkas were manufactured for World War II airmen. The parka was designed to keep pilots warm at high altitudes. In 1945, soon after he began selling women’s clothing as well as men’s, Eddie Bauer issued his first mail-order catalog.
The original mailing list included the names of 14,000 soldiers who had worn Eddie Bauer clothing provided by the army during their service. By 1949, Bauer was employing 125 seamstresses. By 1950, Eddie Bauer’s health was declining due to overwork and a serious back injury. He took on local businessman and his hunting partner, William F.