EDDIE BAUER BANKRUPTCY: Even Old American Retailers At Economic Risk

07/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • MAE ANDERSON, AP RETAIL WRITER San Francisco Gate

Struggling retailer Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., which began as a Seattle fishing shop, later outfitted the first American to climb Mt. Everest and made thousands of newfangled down jackets and sleeping bags for the military during World War II, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.

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