Department Stores

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    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!
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    Feb 11, 2013 1:38 AM GMT
    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


    Bergdorf is one we don't have here, but they have only the one store in Manhattan, right?

    Another one we had in Florida back in the day that I miss is Jordan Marsh. They had a restaurant called the Gulfstream Room and was always packed on a Sunday. Long, long gone now.....
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    Feb 11, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    I miss Marshal Fields, it was a shopping institution here in Chicago :-(
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    Feb 11, 2013 1:46 AM GMT
    Philadelphia in its prime had Strawbridge & Clothier, Gimbels and Lit Brothers. The crown jewel, however, was John Wanamaker. They are all gone now. icon_sad.gif
  • Timbales

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    Feb 11, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    I grew up in a small town. We had a Woolworths.
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    Feb 11, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
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    Ralph Lauren / Polo Store at Stanford Shopping Center - my favorite place to get clothes / shoes / home furnishings, etc.

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    It is sad so many malls are indoors. Too bad there aren't more that are outdoors - with tons of trees and flowers everywhere.
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    Feb 12, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    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.