Feb 11, 2013 1:37 AM GMT
I think Nordstrom has been very successful in as a department apparel store. It's also my favorite!
WickedRyan saidYes I was a huge fan of old classic department stores.I am 41 so I remember many of NYC greatest.The one to blame for destroying most of America's greatest stores is Lundgren who is the CEO of Macys.I hope he drops dead.He single handedly closed dozens of classic American chains in his quest to put Macys in every state.He is a total asshole.NYC had some of the most beautiful classic stores both for men and women.Bonwit Teller,Best and CO,Arnold Constable.A Depinna,B Altmans.Of course many of these stores were very overpriced and catered to the wealthy but who wants to shop in the same store in every state.Go to Bergdorf Goodman and you will think Macys is TJ Maxx lol.Ryan
cityguy39 saidI miss Marshal Fields, it was a shopping institution here in Chicago :-(I agree 100%. The owners of Marshall Fields should have never sold the company to Federated Department Stores who than converted everything to Macy's. That was a horrendous mistake. Instead if May Department Stores wanted to streamline and become more competitive, they should have adopted the Chicago based Marshall Field's moniker and made it nationwide because Marshall Fields was already in several states. It also was a very high quality department store that gave New York based R.H. Macy Co. a good, competitive run for its money. It was a horrible move that May Department Stores rolled over and played dead by allowing Federated (now Macy's Group) to just swallow it up and eliminate all that competition and variety in the marketplace.