Sharper Image To Fade Away

I don’t remember if I ever bought anything at a Sharper Image, but I won’t have much time left to do it. ‘Cause they’re going out of business:

Store closing sales have just begun at all 86 Sharper Image® stores as part of a major transformation of the Sharper Image brand. Over $50 million of inventory is being sold.
Discounts of 20% to 40% are now being offered on all merchandise in all stores. Consumers will be able to take advantage of deep discounts and important savings on electronics and toys as well as products for the home, personal care, the office and travel.

Will you miss Sharper Image? Will anyone? Are there retail brands that are gone now that you miss?

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for Dan published the best of his columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. Sharper Image was so 1980s/1990s, when everyone had more disposable income to blow on a $100+ toe massager. Plus, you can get all the unique items online or via eBay. If ever there were a retailer whose inventory didn’t match the new consumers’ budgets, shopping styles and tastes, it was Sharper Image.