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Old 04-16-2015, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Many of those mentioned plus Petite Sophisticate
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:37 AM
 
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Totally agree about Marshall Fields! I really miss that store and Macy's is crap.
I second that. Here's a link I found for those who miss Marshall Field's "where the customer
is always right," as said by Mr. Field.

The Department Store Museum: Marshall Field & Company, Chicago
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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I second that. Here's a link I found for those who miss Marshall Field's "where the customer
is always right," as said by Mr. Field.

The Department Store Museum: Marshall Field & Company, Chicago

That's a neat little website....thanks for sharing!

I still have my Marshall Fields card.....it was one of the first I ever got. There was just something about having that dark green card in your wallet!

Macy's should never have been allowed near Marshall Fields. It is like giving a really nice toy to a baby and expecting them not to break it. There was an elegance to Marshall Fields and now it just feels bargain basement to me since Macy's took over. *SIGH*
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Western NY
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Anyone from Boston area might remember Lechmere, they had stores in Cambridge and Dedham. Also Building 19 and Child World, not sure if either of them are around cause I don't live there anymore.

Also in Southern California: I remember previously mentioned Bullock's, Buffum's and Robinson's as well as May's, they all had stores either at Del Amo Mall or at Galleria in Redondo beach which is right down the road. And Wherehouse Records, I spent a lot of time there. And there was some department store I think called Federated at Old Town mall in Torrance.

Also for electronics- Circuit City, The Good Guys, Pacific Stereo
We had some Lechmere stores in NY.

I remember Child World! I think the last thing I got there was a Lisa Frank backpack.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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I just thought of one-does anybody remember Shainberg's? I am going way back to the 60's probably. There was also a smaller store called Kent's-sort of a low budget store. Geez-I'm old.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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Mango is Santa Monica
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Maison Blanche
DH Holmes
Godchaux's
Kreegers
Gayfers
Parisian
McCrae's
Gus Mayer

Most of these are regional stores, but I still miss them.
Everybody in Alabama still misses Parisian, and curses Belk for buying them out. Belk is a rag store, filled with cheap rags crammed as tightly as possible into overstuffed racks.
There are still Gus Mayer stores in Birmingham.
Gayfer's/Mcrae's - pretty much the same as Dillard's, if you have one. Dillard's shut down our store, which means we have to drive 25 miles to buy halfway decent clothing.

Are there still Fayva shoe stores?
Crappy quality shoes, but they gave my husband a job out of college, which meant we got to live in Atlanta for a few years. He sold many a platform shoe 1974-1976!
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Meier & Frank - Portland institution that was bought out by Macy's. And I STILL miss it!
Montgomery Wards
Gottschalk's
Woolworth's
Newberry's
Mervyn's
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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All of our local stores:

B. Forman
Sibley's
McCurdy's
The National
Edward's

Also, the "discount" stores from the 50s and 60s:

Arlan's
Shoppers Fair
GEM

😢I miss them all!
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