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Old 04-14-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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A few off the top of my head that i presume have closed
Woolworths
Wards
JM Fields
Kresge
Towers
Zellers
Woolco
JC Penny
How did Kresge differ from K-Mart? I know the K in K-Mart stands for Kresge. Lots of college buildings around the country also bear that name.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:20 PM
 
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daytons
marshall field's
the old Banana Republic
gokey's
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Zayre's, Joseph Horne, Kaufmann's, GC Murphys

JCPenney is in just about every mall I've been to... still around, and a large internet retailer too!
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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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?
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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May Company Flagship store at Wilshire and LaBrea in Los Angeles. As a kid, I loved old-fashioned department stores with mezzanines and creaky wooden escalators. Once I started shopping for myself, it was one of my favorite places to go, but I never cared for the mall locations. The building has long since been converted to museum space at LACMA, but the original facade remains.

Bullock's- A "rich old lady" store. I worked there one Christmas season while in college, and used my discount to buy gifts, but they didn't sell much that appealed to me at that age. Still, I was sad to see it go.

J.W. Robinson (Beverly Hills)- Was comparable to Sak's, but carried more contemporary labels, and hired younger sales associates, so I found it more approachable. It lost a lot of its luster when it merged with May Co. (which, by then, had also declined in prestige) to become Robinson's-May, and then died a quick death when Macy's acquired the brand.

Marshall Field's- Chicago is my second home, and I will never forgive Macy's for killing Marshall Field's.

Fedco- Membership warehouse store for government employees. Through the eyes of a child, this place was huge! Our family didn't have a membership card, so we didn't go very often. My favorite part of a trip to Fedco was eyeing all the prepared foods concessions at the front of the store, and picking out stuff to take home.
I've been gone from CA a long time. Didn't know May Company, Bullock's and Robinson's were gone. Plus Mervyn's.

LOL - Bullocks, a "rich, old lady store"---my husband's aunt shopped there all the time. She was a "rich, old lady", too.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Dayton's
Especially the Dayton's at Southdale, the first fully-enclosed mall in the United States:


Red Owl
I enjoyed the scenes inside a Red Owl in the Coen brothers film A Serious Man from a few years ago (it was set in Minnesota in the late 1960s):
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Loehmann's. Incredible fashion and quality at a ridiculously low price.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:56 PM
 
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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.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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Arlens
Federals
Korvettes...used to go there in the 70s for record albums UPSTAIRS..
Sanders Candy...lunch shops...
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Marshall Field & Co, State Street, Chicago. Macy's is NOT the same.

Marshall Field atrium CHicago - Bing Images
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