Hollister MO – Tammy Liebowitz of Hollister Missouri doesn’t know what to wear anymore. The Hollister native has always taken pride in her hometown and was thrilled whenever she went out and saw people wearing Hollister apparel. “For years I would go out and see people wearing Hollister gear.”, she said. “I would also see them wearing clothes that said BRANSON MISSOURI, LAS VEGAS, I LOVE NEW YORK, and even an occasional SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI. I thought they were showing off where they have been on vacation or like myself showing some home town pride.”
The illusion of all this came to and end when she went east to New Jersey to visit a friend. “My friend and I were at a mall in Jersey when I saw some teenagers wearing Hollister sweat shirts.”, commented Liebowitz. “I thought they were fellow Hollister tigers. I went up to them and told them how cool it was to see other townspeople from Hollister and asked how they like their visit in New Jersey. I was shocked when they acted like I didn’t know what I was talking about. They said they had lived in New Jersey all their lives and the Hollister apparel they had on was from the Hollister clothing company out of California! To make matters worse, they had never heard of Hollister Missouri and didn’t even know where it was!” said Liebowitz.
During the plane ride back to Missouri, Liebowitz vowed to change her fashion statement. “My clothing style was going to change starting at the airport.”, she added. That did not work out as she found out at the ticket counter. “I flew back on American Eagle Airlines. When we landed I went to their ticket counter and asked where I could buy some American Eagle clothing since there was none in the gift shop. I was stunned to learn that American Eagle is also a clothing company and has nothing to do with the airline.”
The final straw for Leibowitz was at the Battlefield Mall. “I went to the OLD NAVY store. I asked the clerk if their profits went to the old sailors retirement home.”,she said. “Again the same story, Old Navy is a clothing company and has nothing to do with the military. That’s probably why I have never seen clothes that say NEW ARMY, MODERN AIR FORCE or even COOL COAST GUARD. It appears the only clothes left for Liebowitz is sports apparel. “I don’t even like the New York Yankees, but honestly I am at a point where I really don’t know what to wear anymore.”, she sadly said.
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