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Old 04-14-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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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.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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The Broadway
Mervyn's
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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Montgomery Ward
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:20 AM
 
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Well, not defunct but way different that they used to be..

Banana Republic - when I was a teen, they were a store for travel clothing. I used to pour over their catalogs....

and Victoria Secret used to have beautiful lingerie not the cheap stuff they sell now, I remember buying drawer sachets there and the Woods of Windsor powders and lotions....
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:24 AM
 
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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.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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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
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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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.
I second Clothestime. I was often asked where I bought all my clothes due to this place.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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In my area:
Jordan Marsh
J Byrons
Lionel Playworld
Woolworth's
Mervyn's
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:32 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
Penny's is still around!

Mine would be Woolworths
Kauffmanns and Hornes (Pittsburgh PA department stores eaten up by MACYS)
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:59 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.
There was a Miller's Outpost near my high school where everyone bought their Levi's 501 jeans. You had to soak those things in bleach before you could wear them, they were so stiff.
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