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Old 04-15-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Clothestime (in high school). Bought many a bitchin' outfit there.

Surf & Sweats

Miller's Outpost

I miss Mervyn's now. Nicer stuff than Target but still pretty inexpensive.
Man that was THE place to go in high school for the cool stuff ...hadn't thought about them in ages until today haha.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:11 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
I remember Leo's Stereos ads all the time back in the day and the little stickers for them on cars.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Fed Mart
Swensen's Ice Cream Parlors
Mervyn's
Cold Water Creek
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphian-transplant from Miami
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Borders the book store. But it is not fashion related though.
I cannot name any more.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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Borders the book store. But it is not fashion related though.
I cannot name any more.
Don't worry that it's not fashion-related. The thread moved beyond that once I mentioned Fedco in the first post. I would have mentioned Borders, as well, if I hadn't been thinking more of stores that were around during my youth. I loved Borders, and would spend time browsing there. Now, if I go to a bookstore (usu. B&N, because that's all that's left in most areas), it is to get something I don't want to wait for Amazon to deliver, and I buy what I want and get out. It isn't the same atmosphere.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:42 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Fed Mart
Swensen's Ice Cream Parlors
Mervyn's
Cold Water Creek
We have Coldwater Creeks here in Illinois, but SWENSEN'S!! And Farrell's! It is rare to find an old-fashioned ice cream parlor anymore.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Tower Records
White Front
Zodys
Builder's Emporium
Omg, White Front. Forgot all about them.

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I agree with Robert Hall. I used to buy a lot of clothes there.


and Montgomery Ward, which we used to call Monkey Wards.

Grants
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Man that was THE place to go in high school for the cool stuff ...hadn't thought about them in ages until today haha.
I know, I was going to say that, too.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: TX
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Joske's
Montgomery Ward
Foley's
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The fashion stores I shopped at as a teenager: Ormond, Foxmoor, Lerner. I probably wouldn't shop at any of them now, but they were fun. The Foxmoor bags were very cool to carry around. And I bought my jeans at Just Pants and The County Seat.

McAlpin's department store in Cincinnati
Boston Store, Halle's, and Trask/Carlisle's department stores in Erie
May Co. department store in Cleveland
Rike's department store in Dayton

Fashion Bug
Limited Express from the early 80s, when they sold the funkiest New Wave clothes and accessories. I probably still have some clothing from back then, in the back of the closet.

Before I lost a lot of weight, I shopped at a place called Sizes Unlimited - great selection of clothing. One day it was gone -- never knew what happened to the chain.

Sears/Penney/Montgomery Ward/Alden's catalogs
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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Ben Franklin.....or any other 5 and dime stores like that. My grandmother used to take us there and let us pick out something whenever we came for a visit.

Totally agree about Marshall Fields! I really miss that store and Macy's is crap.
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