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Old 06-21-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Before Nordstrom, Von Maur, Bloomingdale's, etc came to your town, where did you buy designer brands?
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Back in the day - there were lots of family owned department stores that carried high end clothes. Unfortunately they all got bought out or they went out of business. I think Von Maur is still family owned though, which is good.

I can name any number of chains in the Chicago area that were old well loved department stores now gone. Miss them as I hate many current shopping environments.

Also, Spiegel catalog carried a lot of high end merchandise beginning in the 80s when they changed from being in the same league as Sears and JC Penny and Wards catalogs.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Before Nordstrom, Von Maur, Bloomingdale's, etc came to your town, where did you buy designer brands?

I don't have any of those near me now, yet alone in my town!
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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Before Nordstrom, Von Maur, Bloomingdale's, etc came to your town, where did you buy designer brands?
i was born in the 60s and bloomingdales was in manhattan before me. lol
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Back in the day - there were lots of family owned department stores that carried high end clothes. Unfortunately they all got bought out or they went out of business. I think Von Maur is still family owned though, which is good.

I can name any number of chains in the Chicago area that were old well loved department stores now gone. Miss them as I hate many current shopping environments.

Also, Spiegel catalog carried a lot of high end merchandise beginning in the 80s when they changed from being in the same league as Sears and JC Penny and Wards catalogs.
Yes, and there were also the much smaller shops - fine men's wear, ladies better clothing, children's bootery, millinery, hosiery. I hate to shop in the current environment.
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