Lord + Taylor Retail Chain Takes Bostonians for Idiots

August 4, 2020

Venerable department store chain Lord + Taylor, which recently had the bright idea to sell itself to online clothing rental outfit Le Tote, has now filed for bankruptcy protection.

It also ran this full-page ad in yesterday’s Boston Globe.

 

 

Drive-us-nuts graf.

Nowhere in all that advertising eyewash (which is actually an insult to saline solution everywhere) does L+T reveal that it has closed every one of its stores in the Greater Boston area.

Call the roll.

  • Burlington Mall, 1320 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Natick Mall, 1245 Worcester Road Natick, Massachusetts
  • Prudential Center, 760 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts
  • South Shore Plaza, 250 Granite St., Braintree, Massachusetts

 

As the local pearl clutchers might say, O My Lord + Taylor!


Globe Has Memorial Ad-vantage Over Herald (II)

April 18, 2013

So the reporting on Monday’s Marathon bombing has gotten a little ragged, yeah? Helpful Boston Herald tick-tock of yesterday’s rumpus:

 

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That last item is: “7 p.m. FBI cancels press conference.” A fitting end.

Regardless of the helter-skelter nature of the news coverage, though, the tribute ads have continued to run in the local dailies.

This DePrisco ad ran in both papers:

 

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So did this Marshalls ad:

 

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Old friend Mo Vaughn also bought space in the locals to express his condolences, but the graphics were different. Here’s the Herald version:

 

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And the Globe one:

 

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In addition, the Globe featured two ads that did not appear in the Herald. First was Lord & Taylor, which is no big surprise (see Bloomingdale’s/New York Post story here).

 

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Also absent from the Herald was this ad, which is a surprise:

 

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Just not, apparently, with the readers of our feisty local tabloid.