In my opinion, Lands' End became carp when Sears bought them. Their quality nosedived, and I have refused to buy from them since. And I hate Sears and have for a long, long, loooooooooong time. Kmart? I stepped foot in their store only once. I was doing a report on nonverbal communication for my college class (I went back to finish my degree in the mid-1990s). Rather than people I had chosen stores in order to compare four different ones for their "nonverbal communication" choices. (The report was fascinating!) Not surprisingly, Kmart was at the bottom of the four I chose, and it showed. I ended up reeling out of there with a very sick headache.