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When retailer Eddie Bauer Inc. opened a store in Wichita in July, shoppers snapped up 250 men's flannel shirts in three weeks, wiping out the inventory. With temperatures hitting the 90s, it sure wasn't the weather. Besides, the same August craze for flannel has pummeled inventory in Eddie Bauer stores from New York to San Francisco.

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