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Old 04-15-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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There was a Miller's Outpost near my high school where everyone bought their Levi's 501 jeans. You had to soak those things in bleach before you could wear them, they were so stiff.
I buy all my jeans as dark blue and stiff as I can as they last 3x longer. Why pay $$$ for already worn out jeans?
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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My grandparents live near the Del Amo mall in Southern California. There used to be giant blue Ohrbachs building there. I haven't thought about them in ages.
That's where I shopped! I was a teenager...
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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Woolworth's....had a big one in town was on Main St before it moved to a shopping plaza, W.T. Grants...it was in the shopping center before Woolworths (in the 1960s/1970s), Ames...had a big one in town, Montgomery Wards...had a catalog store, wife bought her wedding gown there in the 1980s (and still has it), J.J. Newbury's.....Had a lunch counter with good food, Fishman's...was also on Main Street but never moved to plaza, Arcade Bazaar....a department store of the early 60s remember when I was little, Rich's...a department store from the 1990s, Ben Franklin....a crafty type 5 and dime store, does anyone remember when K-Marts had little restaurants in them?


Yes,I do. The one in Bangor used to have one.
Mammoth Mart
Freese's
Standard Shoe
HM Goldsmith
I really miss lunch at JJ Newberry's in Ellsworth.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Somebody mentioned Merry Go Round ... I got a blue satin prom dress there for $10.

Yes, with puffed sleeves and a bow. Don't judge me.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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That's where I shopped! I was a teenager...
So you have probably been to Farrell's too. I think they were over on Hawthorne.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:36 PM
 
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Fedco, my god. I don't expect anyone to have heard of that. I worked there as a summer job when I was in school. You're a Californian, right?

B. Altman - great classic clothes in a well laid-out store

Ohrbachs

Filene's - the real one, in Boston, with the real basement; wonderful place where you never knew what you might find.

Standard Shoes

But I really miss food places: doughnuts at Mary Elizabeths, sundaes at C. C. Brown, and so on.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: ohio
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Circuit City
Incredible Universe
Service Mechandise
Swallens
Odd Lots, yes I know they are still around as Big Lots, but inventory was much more diverse back in the day
Gold Circle
Zayres
Uncle Bills
Cub Foods
Lawsons
Little Professor bookstore
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:21 PM
 
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Fedco, my god. I don't expect anyone to have heard of that. I worked there as a summer job when I was in school. You're a Californian, right?
Yes, I am. Did Fedco sell Christmas trees in the parking lot? That just popped into my head.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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Somebody mentioned Merry Go Round ... I got a blue satin prom dress there for $10.

Yes, with puffed sleeves and a bow. Don't judge me.

Haha! (Says she who purchased her Little House on the Prairie style prom dress at Gunne Sax...)
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Was Brooks a chain? They were good back in the pastel preppy days. And Esprit.

P.S. Got my first set of suitcases at Fedco.
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