Christopher & Banks to close its high...

Christopher & Banks to close its high-end Acorn stores

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 31, 2008, titled Christopher & Banks to close its high-end Acorn stores. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Plymouth-based women's clothing retailer Christopher & Banks is shutting down its high-end apparel chain.

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acorngal

AOL

#1 Jul 31, 2008
How disappointing! My favorite store!
acorngal

AOL

#2 Jul 31, 2008
Does anyone else out there care about this store closing?
another acorn gal

Plymouth, MN

#3 Aug 1, 2008
This is really too bad. It is one of the stronger stores in their line-up. They have a great selection of clothing through branding. Fabulous retail set up. Sales associates always extremely helpful.
Acorn Fan

Richmond, VA

#4 Aug 1, 2008
This is bad. All my family and neighbors shop at Acorn. The most helpful staff and the most distinctive clothing. The fun is now leaving town and we are all very sad.
Love Acorn Too

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Aug 1, 2008
I am sorry to see them close.They have a better selection of clothes for working women than the Christopher& Banks stores.
I have always been pleased with the staff,they are friendly and go out of their way to help you find items appropriate for your size and taste in clothes.
You just do not receive this service in the large department stores.
acorn lady

Mystic, CT

#6 Aug 2, 2008
I'm a manager at Acorn... it's nice to see the support ladies. thank you for the nice comments. It is very sad. All of the managers and staff are in disbelief. Even though we are spread out through America, we are all one Acorn family. As we close we'll continue to provide the best service to our customers. thanks to all
Please Stay

Elmwood Park, NJ

#7 Aug 5, 2008
Don't close the Acorn at the Princeton MarketFair---I really hate Chico's and Acorn is a much better store. It is also beautiful.
IL Acorn fan

Arlington Heights, IL

#8 Aug 5, 2008
I was so BUMMED when I read this today. I was already thinking about shopping for Fall and found out about this when I went to their website to see a fall preview. What a huge disappointment - it was "my" store.

:(
always Acorn

Herndon, VA

#9 Aug 8, 2008
If someone was retail savvy they would buy this chain of stores-people love the clothes and it is a very unique place to shop-not many like this anymore---Christopher and Banks are closing the wrong division of stores---they should put their money into the Acorn stores and close the others.
The nuts at Acorn

Kalamazoo, MI

#10 Aug 9, 2008
I work at Acorn and it is wonderful to hear of all of the support. Thank you to all of our loyal fans.
Devoted customer

Lynchburg, VA

#11 Aug 28, 2008
I was wondering about the stock Acorn has; any chance of catching a bargain sale?
acorn lady

Durham, CT

#12 Sep 11, 2008
Devoted customer wrote:
I was wondering about the stock Acorn has; any chance of catching a bargain sale?
yup. based on when the store is closing, there will be a sale.
=) See you there
rona

AOL

#13 Sep 15, 2008
There is no place to shop anymore.
With Sigrid Olson closing next door to Acorn, you are forcing me to go to Chico's which is what everyone else wears. Does anyone care about the baby boomer population with money to spend and who can't wear all the lyrca tight fitting clothes they show in department stores?
Someone has to see there is a niche for stores like Acorn. I am so disappointed.
Katie

AOL

#14 Oct 4, 2008
I always enjoyed shopping in this store. I am not a mall person and there was always something new and fun at Acorn. I loved their costume jewelry. What a shame! As for going to Chicos instead, no thanks! They are overpriced, the salespeople are ultra pushy and their stuff is just not that interesting. Going into Acorn was always a pleasant experience whether I bought something or not!
Sad in Naperville

Pickerington, OH

#16 Oct 28, 2008
I couldn't believe my eyes when I went to my favorite store and it was closed! I loved the clothes, the sales, the sales people and the best public restroom in Naperville. What were they thinking? The clothes are soooo much better than Chico's.
jojo

Garden City, KS

#17 Nov 20, 2008
as an ex-employee of Christopher and banks, the purchase of this chain was the first part of their mistake, Whether the merchandise was better or not I can't say because we had no Acorn close enough to us to ever check it out. However, I do know that the line of merchandise carried by Acorn would have been a pleasant substitution to the outdated reruns that we continued to sell at C&B. To close the chain is a good financial move and will cut expenses but they needed to seriously update their line ,especially for the professional working woman ,enlarge most of their present locations, and broaden their product mix rather than deepen it. By adding the petites to only selected stores and at random, it caused confusion and discontent if not outright anger when customers would arrive at a store location after driving long distances only to find nothing. They would hve been much better off by adding the higher class product from Acorn.
jeang

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#18 Dec 3, 2008
oh, my aching heart! Acorn was the only place where I could find unique, up-to-date, but classy work clothes and weekend clothes that were not made for teens. Everything I bought there has turned into a wardrobe favorite. Great sales staff, excellent lines of clothing and pants that fit! Now what? Any suggestions?
Nuts about Acorn in OH

Willoughby, OH

#19 Jan 4, 2009
Hey all you Acorn Managers/buyers/employees...wi ll anyone be picking up any of these clothes? Will they still be produced under another name/label? I am NOT a C&B girl and never will be...same NO for Chico's, Coldwater, etc. Boxy clothes that everyone else is wearing has never been my thing. C'mon ladies....let's all put our minds together...we can solve this! There's got to be another supplier/designer out there who makes these pants we all love! and those sweaters and jackets and skirts...oh I'm in mourning and withdrawl!!! If anyone finds SOMETHING even close...POST IT! I'll order on-line if it's good stuff! let's all keep each other informed...we're all losing out...let's help each other...C'mon girls...let's plant that little Acorn seed...and see what we can grow...
JKH

Amherst, WI

#20 Apr 4, 2009
I went to visit our store and was very, very disappointed to see it close! Where can we shop now!
JackieB

Clarkston, MI

#21 Sep 23, 2014
Really and truly disappointed that Christopher and Banks are closing some stores. Does anyone know are any of them in Michigan? This has been my favorite store for years.

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