Re: Digest Number 1404
- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, ecomaas@a... wrote:
> I second the favorable vote for Baer fabrics. I, too, have spoken
> in the mail order department. She has bailed me out of a costumenightmare,
> and I am forever grateful. Baer has a great selection, andgreater service. A
> friend of mine at the Lousiville Ballet says they use Baer. (Ofcourse, they
> are right there, but they feel lucky to have such a great fabricstore in
> such a small town.)> Patty in IllinoisPatty,
I too am a big fan of Baers.... I've shopped there for over 30 years
and have always come away with great service and a bundle of
goodies. In fact, some of the same people that waited on me last
Saturday were around 30 years ago when I first wandered in to the
old downtown Baers and was waited on by Ol' Mr. Baer himself!
I have to take exception to your depiction of Louisville as a small
town, though. Have you ever been there? It's the 16th largest city
in the US and it has a bit of everything for everyone. But it still
has the "feeling" of a "hometown". (And it's pronounced "Loo'a vul"
if you're a hometowner!) People actually speak to you and welcome
you... and store clerks are actually eager to wait on you and make
sure you get everything you need.... not like some other places I've
lived! I don't live there now... but I'm not so far away that I
can't slip back into town for a good "let's go crazy" shopping trip
to Baer's. Would you believe I dropped over $170 in just braids and
chain?... and a couple yards of red velvet.