Business: A & F Lives

Elephant guns go for $40,000

The self-proclaimed "greatest sporting goods store in the world" is back. Abercrombie & Fitch's classy clientele included heads of state from Theodore Roosevelt to King Hussein, and its bison suede coat, for example, was considered a steal at $2,000. A&F, however, slid into bankruptcy three years ago after a long battle with less prestigious, but more practical, retailers. Now Houston's Oshman's Sporting Goods has bought the firm's name and mystique, and this week it is opening in Dallas the first full-size new Abercrombie & Fitch store. Oshman's already...

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