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  • poodin2000 poodin2000 Jul 26, 2002 10:03 AM Flag

    Spring '03 Line

    I just looked at Columbia's Spring '03 line.
    It is the best I've seen in years. I am the
    buyer/manager for a small retail sportswear
    catalog business. The future is bright (IMHO)
    for COLM.


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    • Thanks, fmat.


    • The conference call was great. Tim Boyle has high hopes for this fall and spring of '03. He said things are being well received.

      Footwear is strong and COLM is going to make a big push with the Sorel line.

      It's nice to hear from people who are in the business, poodin.

      • 1 Reply to bookworm0009
      • COLM is also in the watch business through
        Fossil. I know very little about the watch
        business, so I'm not sure about its potential
        with Columbia, but it shows that they are
        willing to take some risks & enter new markets
        in order to find growth.

        We are looking at their shoes, sandals &
        boots for the 1st time. This, IMHO, is a
        no-brainer as far as complimenting their
        softwear line. In fact, COLM footwear is the
        fastest growing shoe company in the world.

        One other thing about COLM really gets my
        attention & that's the strength of the
        tradename. When we offer similar items by
        Woolrich & Columbia & Wrangler, for example,
        Columbia will outsell the other brands 5-1.

        And lastly, you've got to love the valuation
        on COLM, which basically assumes little or no
        growth going forward.

        I can sleep at night owning a stock like COLM
        b/c I understand what they do & the valuation
        is reasonable.

        All of this IMHO>


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