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Old 04-15-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Odd Lots, yes I know they are still around as Big Lots, but inventory was much more diverse back in the day
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Uncle Bills
Agreed about Odd Lots. And I forgot all about Uncle Bill's.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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So you have probably been to Farrell's too. I think they were over on Hawthorne.
I think there is a reincarnated Farrell's in the Mission Viejo shopping center now, hope they are doing well again.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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When I lived in Washington, DC, I was very fond of Garfinkel's. It was an elegant store with clothing that emphasized fine workmanship as much as style. It was certainly out of my price range for most things but occasionally I could find something on sale I could afford. Many decades later, I still own and wear some of the timeless accessories I bought there. But I was troubled to learn, years later, that Garfinkel's had a reputation for not welcoming African-American customers as customers. Apparently, it was one of the factors that let to the store's eventual bankruptcy and demise.

The Garfinkel's flagship, a classical building constructed in the 1920s, is on the National Register of Historical Places and is now an office building and retail complex known as Hamilton Square.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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PIC n Save,Mervyns,Millers Outpost,Clothestime!
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Gimbel's, the former arch-rival of Macy's.

The original Abercrombie & Fitch which was a sporting goods store on 5th Avenue in New York.

And Bamberger's which started in Newark and was re-branded as Macy's in the 1980's although Macy had owned them since the 1930's.

Two Guys, another chain that started in New Jersey and where I used to buy my Matchbox cars. Incidentally, the Vornado Corp (NYSE: VNO) that today owns shopping centers all over the country is the corporate descendant of Two Guys!
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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People are mentioning Standard Shoe - my sister-in-law picked her bridal and our bridesmaids shoes from there.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:45 PM
 
Location: California
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GEM. They had Italian Ice, like a fancy snow cone, and my dad would buy me one whenever we went.

Liberty House. I loved that store and they had a great café on the top floor. It was the first place I ever had French Onion Soup! I bought all my work clothes there as a 20-something and my first set of dishes when I moved out of the house at age 20 (36 years ago!!), of which I still have exactly 1 coffee mug which survived all these years because I used it as a pencil holder.

Sprouse-Reitz. It was a dime store and it's been gone for 20 years or so. It had a little of everything and not a lot of anything and was not a pleasant place to shop but darned if I didn't always find exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: USA
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Fedmart
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Terra
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Pic N Save and Osco Drugs! I used to love shopping there for craft supplies and knick knacks when I was younger.

This thread is really bringing back memories.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Fairfield of the Ohio
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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.
Nice! Hot pink parachute pants are the big purchase from there that sticks out in my mind.
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