Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. (EBH) is a holding company that operates the Eddie Bauer clothing store chain, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, United States. EBH was formed after Eddie Bauer's former parent company, Spiegel, Inc., went bankrupt in 2003. Eddie Bauer currently operates three independent sales channels. The company was first established in 1920 in Seattle by Pacific Northwest outdoorsman, Eddie Bauer (1899-1986). In 1940 Bauer patented the first quilted down jacket. He went on to patent numerous other designs, and his was the first independent company that the United States Army hired and allowed to use a logo on the Army-issued uniform. Bauer retired and sold the company in 1968.
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