Carolyn Strauss discontinued!
I just read, on the internet, that HSN severed it’s relationship with the CSC clothing line. I was so very disappointed to read this, especially since I had been a long time fan and buyer. Her fabric and styles I found to better quality than her only other competitor on HSN. My gut feeling is that HSN is pulling back its fashion category, as I noted in the last brochure for February, that there are few fashion segments. They are getting less and less. Guess my money will be going to QVC. Too bad.
It is hard to express how upset I am over this decision by HSN!!!
I liked her clothing because it was affordable, timeless fashions with quality fabrics and workmanship. I had some of her dresses I ordered years ago and they still are relevant and look and fit great. Makes me miss other vendors now a distant memory like Terry Lewis, Carolyn Strauss….
I noticed that and not much on Ebay of CSC either. I’ve been with her since 1996. Hmmmm, wonder if QVC will pick her up? I also miss Connie Stevens and Suzanne Somers.
I know the feeling I too preferred her fabric and styles better than Slinky no offense to Slinky. I’ve been purchasing CS since practically the beginning of her run on HSN. All the items I purchased years ago still look new even after several washings. I would have never expected her line to be dropped.
I hope she shows up on Shophq or Qvc. I had on one of her tops today. I think it’s over 10 years old & still looks good.
Sad, but not surprised as it has been clear the past several years that CSC was getting shorter and odder time slots and the quantity on any item was small. I have items from her collections going back years. They really hold up with wash and wear. My favorite skirts for years were from this line but it is too big for me now and they have not offered in several years. Although I have felt that some of the recent patterns were too odd for me, some have been really unique and stunning, but unless you were watching the show where it was introduced it was hard to put together an outfit in my size as they would sell out so fast. They also did not show the whole collection at the same time but would spread it out which was also frustrating.
I think Slinky appears more youth oriented, but I find most of their prints not great and the styles are trendy and not classic.It is a one season and done. She really features the skinny short pant, which I will not wear. Her pants are way to short for me so I can never consider a set from this line.
If you go to CSC web site (its on the Tag) You can follow this line. I am lucky that I have bought so many csc clothes to last a lifetime.
go to the CSC-Studio website and see what CSC is up to.
I liked Caroline. She seemed so genuinely sweet.
I LOVED Carolyn Strauss. Her fashions were feminine, slightly heavier fabric and TOP quality!
I have a hard time with Slinky. The styles, quality and the rep.
Carolyn was a real woman, a real body and, not too hard a sales pitch. I really miss her. If anyone finds ou where she is…please post it!!!
Posted in Fashion
03.21.15 10:58 PM