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Old 04-14-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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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.
Parisian is now Carsons in Michigan.. weird name change!!
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Anybody remember Buffum's? Another rich old lady store.

Best (Best Company? Best & Co?) was where I used to buy Christmas gifts in my teens. Or at Gemco, which I think Target swallowed.

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Loehmann's. Incredible fashion and quality at a ridiculously low price.
Aww, they're gone? I used to buy all my suits there.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:31 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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Bonwit Teller
Marshall Fields
The 5,7,9 Shop
I miss getting a Sears catalog
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Woolworth's and WT Grant were 5 &10 cent stores when I was a kid. My grandma would take me to the soda fountains for ice cream or Lime Rickies. All the ladies behind the counter had bleach blond hair and hickies on their neck (not that I knew what that was).
We had a downtown with department stores, Denholm's, Marcus', were the main stores. At Marcus', there was an elevator attendant.
When we took the bus downtown, we wore high heels and white gloves. This was in the 50s and 60s.
Since those days, a central mall was constructed, and has since been closed. I have not lived there for 45 years, so I'm out of the loop.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Alexander's

J.W. Mays

Gertz

Woolworth's

B. Altman & Co. (I worked here in the early 80's)

I'm from New York City btw
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Anybody remember TG&Y? I got many toys from that place back in the early 80's.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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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.
The Broadway, I. Magnin, and the grand dame of them all, Bullocks Wilshire, also went away in the early-mid 90s. The old Bullocks Wilshire structure was preserved as a law school. Along Wilshire Blvd. in BH, where all the luxury department stores once stood, only Saks and Neiman Marcus remain.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:15 PM
 
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Parisian is now Carsons in Michigan.. weird name change!!
I remember when Carson's in Chicago was Carson Pirie Scott. I got my first pair of grown-up "designer" jeans there when I was 13.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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J. Riggin's
Just for Feet
The Sport Shoe
Walden Books
B. Dalton Books
Border's (sigh)
Rich's
I. Magnin
Emporium Capwell
Galyan's
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:33 PM
 
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Anybody remember Buffum's? Another rich old lady store.
I know we had them in southern CA, but none were near where I grew up. They were located outside of Los Angeles, if I remember correctly. South Bay, maybe?

Someone upthread mentioned J.J. Newberry, a store I hadn't thought of in decades. I used to buy candy there on the way home from junior high. Ditto Woolworth's.

I bought my first appliance for my first apartment (a microwave oven) at Montgomery Ward.
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