Clean-cut, refined styles in the Northwest tradition for men and women since 1920.. In Short The store's rugged-yet-refined decor reflects the approach Eddie Bauer took to retail back in 1920, when he started the company in Seattle as a gear store. Casual sportswear for men and women includes jeans, khakis, shorts, shirts, skirts and more. In addition to apparel, shoppers will find bedding, luggage and furnishings. A wide array of accessories also dot the store, from belts and hats to backpacks and sunglasses.