Retail Tales – Patagonia


Mid 80s and I am looking for another clothing line to spice up our outdoor lineup. Ive heard great things about a company called Patagonia. I give them a call and am connected to a salesperson. After a few minutes of ‘getting to know you’ talk, he asks about what other products we sell and what our store consists of. I start the list and eventually mention that we have a well stocked gun department. Silence. Crickets. Then “We don’t sell to stores that promote the killing of animals.” Now its my turn for some silence. We talk a few more minutes, but there is no argument I can make to change his mind.

On their behalf, they had a company policy, a belief that they guided their company with. I can respect that.

If you are looking for some Patagonia, head over to Dicks Sporting Goods. They have it. Stocked next to the gun department.Screen Shot 2013-02-26 at 1.27.47 PM

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