Staff members at Kennedi's Closet fill shelves with colorful fashions for babies, toddlers, and young girls, including cute tops and bottoms from Peaches 'n Cream, Mud Pie, and Kennedi's Closet's own brand. They also help parents personalize their kids' wardrobes with items such as hair bows and leggings that add flair to holiday dresses or luggage that carries kiddies' fashions on vacation. The store also offers custom embroidery and monogramming services to help parents discern their progeny from wooden puppets striving to take their place.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.