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Old 04-15-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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Akron - specialized in imports from Asian and African countries. I still have some "African trade beads" I purchased there in the 1960's.

Pickwick Bookstores

TG & Y - "dime" stores
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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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.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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Crazy Eddie's cause his prices were INSANE
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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Merry Go Round
Sibley’s (it became Kaufmann’s, which became Macy’s)
Montgomery Ward
Gold Circle (discount dept store)
Hills (discount dept store)
Zellers
Eaton’s
Woolworth’s
Arden B.
MJ Carroll
Delia’s
Ormond
Borders
Waldenbooks
Media Play
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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Oh and I should add Deb to the list since they're gone now too. I used to shop there a lot in high school and I still stopped in there once in a while until they closed this year.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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grants and Kennedy's
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Kay Bee Toys?! I did not give them permission to close down. Open back up, right now.
They went out of business in 2009 after struggling for over a decade.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I haven't gone through the whole thread, but I'm surprised I haven't yet seen J.L. Hudson. The downtown Detroit store was a great department store. Good men's and women's departments, books, beauty parlor, housewares, the works.

Also, when I used to live in Grand Rapids (more than thirty years ago) there was a store called May's, possibly May's of Michigan by that time. Good men's and women's clothing (at least I think they had women's clothes). Every year they would have a huge sale off site called their Lemon Days sale, and I got a number of good things there. I don't know if it still exists.

I agree with the person who mentioned Border's. When I lived in Ann Arbor, and even before that, I used to enjoy going to the original Border's. Great store at the time.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:42 PM
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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
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Fairfield of the Ohio
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So many smaller chain store long gone. Makes me sad.
Some of my favorites....
McAlpins Dept. Store - Greater Cincinnati. It's still hands down the best store I ever shopped in.
The Merry-Go-Round: Coolest clothes ever for a teen of the 80s.
Service Merchandise: What's not to love about a store that shoots your order request up a tube and it slides down a converyer belt.
Border's Books: massive and good prices
SuperX drugstore: I bought my first makeup and feminine products there as well as cigarettes and teen magazines.
Peaches: I loved this record store. They would always let kids have the displays after they were done with them. I had a 5x5 cardboard cutout of one of Duran Duran's album covers. I was the envy of all my girlfriends.
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