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Old 07-31-2019, 02:33 PM
 
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Seems to me that this forum is mostly male, so I don't know if you'd be aware of these, owned by the same corporate parent.

When I was just out of school, I used to shop a lot at Bolton's, where they had great, well-made classics like lined pants. Then their quality went down, and I drifted away, but later on sometimes found good deals among the low-end things at Strawberry, like purses and rain boots.

Well, I just talked to their offices, and the person told me very sadly that they'll probably be gone by the end of the year, likely sooner. I did notice that some places had closed, like the big location at Third and 42nd, but didn't realize they were in such bad shape. I'm guessing they're a casualty of internet shopping
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:40 PM
 
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I was just passing by a Boltonís the other day, and I found myself pleasantly surprised that it was still open. I guess, not for long.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:48 PM
 
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Seems to me that this forum is mostly male, so I don't know if you'd be aware of these, owned by the same corporate parent.

When I was just out of school, I used to shop a lot at Bolton's, where they had great, well-made classics like lined pants. Then their quality went down, and I drifted away, but later on sometimes found good deals among the low-end things at Strawberry, like purses and rain boots.

Well, I just talked to their offices, and the person told me very sadly that they'll probably be gone by the end of the year, likely sooner. I did notice that some places had closed, like the big location at Third and 42nd, but didn't realize they were in such bad shape. I'm guessing they're a casualty of internet shopping
More likely, the clothing being made in China, first, second: high stores rent, third: Internet Shopping......this is happening across the USA, but more in big cities........which is the beginning of an economy slowdown.......
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:58 AM
 
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I used to shop at Strawberry years ago. After some years, the style of things there simply didn't suit me any more.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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I used to shop at Strawberry years ago. After some years, the style of things there simply didn't suit me any more.
I found it to be cheap looking but pricey considering the poor quality. Bolton's, I liked though. Haven't shopped there in awhile but it used to be my go to place after work if I needed to kill some time. They had branches all over the city.
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Old Yesterday, 06:42 AM
 
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I found it to be cheap looking but pricey considering the poor quality. Bolton's, I liked though. Haven't shopped there in awhile but it used to be my go to place after work if I needed to kill some time. They had branches all over the city.
I thought Bolton was way overpriced and their style never suited me.
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Old Yesterday, 09:18 AM
 
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This remind me how blockbuster went out of business because of Netflix.
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Old Yesterday, 09:31 AM
 
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I just recently read Dean & Deluca is closing as well. I still miss Ricky's and sad the only location left that I know of is on Broadway by Houston St.

I used to shop at Strawberry and eventually outgrew it. There's still a Rainbow shop here on 5th Ave by 36th St I think.
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Old Yesterday, 08:17 PM
 
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My friends and I would check out Strawberry after school, never was a fan but my friends would often shop there. Bolton's still around on Austin St though! Really wishing they never closed down the Barnes and Nobles around here though.
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 PM
 
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There used to be a Strawberry's on Sixth Ave. in midtown. That was definitely not a cheap store back then.
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