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grinningghost
04-23-2006, 08:55 PM
I remember some of my old favorites:

Pantastik
Foxmoor
Ups And Downs
Cavages
Beefy's Burgers

All were cool mall stores that I used to love during the 70's.

What stores did you love, but no longer exist? :banana:

mickeysgal
04-23-2006, 09:09 PM
I remember Foxmore!

Does anyone remember:
Gantos
Just Pants (pre-Gap)
Woolworths
Goldblats
Wiebolts
5-7-9

tc's disney mom
04-23-2006, 09:13 PM
I remember my favorite ladies clothing store, Paul Harris! I used to buy their clothes all the time!

JadenLayne
04-23-2006, 09:19 PM
As a teenager I loved
Brooks

hentob
04-23-2006, 09:24 PM
This End Up (furniture store) :thumbsup2

momm2four
04-23-2006, 09:26 PM
I liked Paul Harris, but the one I remember is Merry-Go-Round. They had really funky clothing. I remember when I was seventeen, I bought this stretchy red glittery skirt. I wore it to a party one night, and I thought I was hot stuff, lol.

Lori P. :)

challada
04-23-2006, 09:41 PM
I loved Paul Harris too!

I was a fan of the old Express as well w/the Neon Colored Madonna wannabees clothes....LOL!


Here's a quick question too....what was the name of the clothes stores for kids in the malls that had the regular doorway as well as the circular shag carpet doorway for the kids to go thru (like a tunnel)? I swore to someone that was the early version of Children's Place and they looked at me like I was crazy! TIA

hentob
04-23-2006, 09:44 PM
.........what was the name of the clothes stores for kids in the malls that had the regular doorway as well as the circular shag carpet doorway for the kids to go thru (like a tunnel)? I swore to someone that was the early version of Children's Place and they looked at me like I was crazy! TIA


I believe you are correct! :sunny:

Fan2CSkr
04-23-2006, 09:47 PM
Gantos and The Icing were my two favorites that I still miss.

swankybeth
04-23-2006, 09:48 PM
I loved Paul Harris too!

I was a fan of the old Express as well w/the Neon Colored Madonna wannabees clothes....LOL!


Here's a quick question too....what was the name of the clothes stores for kids in the malls that had the regular doorway as well as the circular shag carpet doorway for the kids to go thru (like a tunnel)? I swore to someone that was the early version of Children's Place and they looked at me like I was crazy! TIA

It definitely was the Children's Place. I used to love going there! They also had this clear TV type of plaything inside the store...

kdibattista
04-23-2006, 09:52 PM
Fluff n Stuff :thumbsup2
Hess department store

OK!
04-23-2006, 09:56 PM
Wicks 'n' Sticks! I used to buy their wax potpourri by the truckload.

Fan2CSkr
04-23-2006, 10:00 PM
Wicks 'n' Sticks! I used to buy their wax potpourri by the truckload.

There are still a few stores left, we have one and I love it.

Wicks 'n' Sticks can be found in these 9 Simon malls:

Battlefield Mall (Springfield, MO)
Century III Mall (West Mifflin (Pittsburgh), PA)
Columbia Center (Kennewick, WA)
Crystal Mall (Waterford, CT)
Eastland Mall (Evansville, IN)
Lakeline Mall (Austin, TX)
Montgomery Mall (North Wales, PA)
Roosevelt Field (Garden City, NY)
Town Center at Cobb (Kennesaw, GA)

irishbosoxfan
04-23-2006, 10:02 PM
For me on the East coast it was

DEBS==TELLOS==5-7-9==CHILD WORLD==SPENCERS

grinningghost
04-23-2006, 10:04 PM
For me on the East coast it was

DEBS==TELLOS==5-7-9==CHILD WORLD==SPENCERS

We still have Deb and Spencers. No more Child World or 5-7-9 that I'm aware of.

I used to love Spencers, but they went from trippy to junky. I rarely bother with them anymore. I used to love the way that store smelled in the 70's, like strawberry incense. :teeth:

JadenLayne
04-23-2006, 10:06 PM
There are still Spencers left! There is one in the mall in Memphis, Wolfchase Galleria! Its still as much fun to go in and look as it was when I was a teenager!

I also remember Merry Go Round! The loud music and the clingy clothes! I think I bought my first black leather mini skirt from there!

Nancy
04-23-2006, 10:06 PM
Casual Corner and Lerners

grinningghost
04-23-2006, 10:09 PM
Casual Corner and Lerners

Casual Corner I'm not sure - but Galleria still has Lerners - although it's not quite the same Lerners as it used to be - it's much more upscale now - in other words, alot more unaffordable. ;)

Fan2CSkr
04-23-2006, 10:12 PM
Casual Corner I'm not sure - but Galleria still has Lerners - although it's not quite the same Lerners as it used to be - it's much more upscale now - in other words, alot more unaffordable. ;)


We have Lerners here in a couple of our malls and a Casual Corner also. We have Spencers and 5-7-9

koopa
04-23-2006, 10:17 PM
I liked Paul Harris, but the one I remember is Merry-Go-Round. They had really funky clothing. I remember when I was seventeen, I bought this stretchy red glittery skirt. I wore it to a party one night, and I thought I was hot stuff, lol.

Lori P. :)

::yes:: Merry-Go-Round was the first thought in my mind too.
Orange Julious
Camelot Music (our mall had 2 record stores, can't remember the other one).

dolphinrescuegirl
04-23-2006, 10:18 PM
This End Up (furniture store) :thumbsup2
This store still exists. I was reading the newest Reader's Digest and that store was part of one of those real life jokes.

MomofKatie
04-23-2006, 10:20 PM
Wow! Maybe we are behind the times, but here in NC we still have The Icing, 5-7-9, Spencers, and Casual Corner.

Some I remember that are gone now:
Ups N Downs- Jrs clothes
Chess King and J Riggins- trendy menswear
The Nut House (I think)- they sold all kinds of nuts and candy
Caren Charles- misses career clothes
Petite Sophisticate
Koala Blu- Olivia Newton John's clothing stores
Thom McCan- trendy shoes (got my first pair of Yo-Yo wedgie heels there in the 70's)

I used to looove to go to the mall and shop all day! I even met my DH at the mall- I worked at Casual Corner, and he was the Assistant Manager of J. Riggins- we used to meet for lunch in the Food Court. :teeth: Nowadays, unless I go to the Disney Store, I almost never set foot in a mall.

Nancy
04-23-2006, 10:22 PM
Casual Corner I'm not sure - but Galleria still has Lerners - although it's not quite the same Lerners as it used to be - it's much more upscale now - in other words, alot more unaffordable. ;)


Wasn't that Lerners called New York and Co. for a while? Everytime we walk by that store I tell my kids how that was my favorite store when I was their ages. (back in the old Thruway Plaza days) they look at me like I'm nuts cause of the kinds of clothes it carries now. I miss the Old Lerners. I haven't seen Casual Corner in quite a while.

magiccouple2004
04-23-2006, 11:09 PM
i also remeber merry go round . 579 is still around in some areas

Charade
04-23-2006, 11:13 PM
::yes:: Merry-Go-Round was the first thought in my mind too.
Orange Julious
Camelot Music (our mall had 2 record stores, can't remember the other one).


Orange Julius is still around in the Philly area.

Blondie
04-23-2006, 11:17 PM
Lit Brothers

Marianne

Famous Maid

The Wild Pair

Jeans Barn

Ormond

Lady Bug

alliecats
04-23-2006, 11:18 PM
Contempo Casuals

jackskellingtonsgirl
04-23-2006, 11:18 PM
Wow! A retail blast from the past!

I started working retail in high school and kept on for several years after so I was in the mall EVERY DAY.

I remember Brooks. I liked to shop there and almost went to work for them at one point. I dated a guy from Chess King for several months. I never bought anything at Merry Go Round because they were a little TOO funky. But I do remember thinking they must be on commission because the one time I tried something on the girl was literally flinging clothes over the door at me. I remember 5-7-9. I remember Body Shop with the car doors on the dressing rooms. I remember The Limited when they sold Outback Red and had amazing clearance sales. I don't shop there anymore. I also liked Strawberry Fields and 7th Avenue Warehouse. Ups & Downs sounds really familiar so we must have had those.

I bought the topper for our wedding cake at Wicks & Sticks. I hadn't thought about that store in forever.

A lot of the places I worked don't exist anymore. Kids Point of View, Mothercare, Parklane Hosiery, Hit or Miss. I don't know if Contempo is still around - it was a crummy place to work! I liked their affiliate store Pastille MUCH better but they weren't hiring when I needed a job! Limited, Too is still around but it is very different.

Casual Corner, Petite Sophisticate, and August Max were all the same company and I think they recently went under because they all closed. Caren Charles used to belong to them, too, but that was back in the late 1990's. Limited had a lingerie store called Cacique that I loved, but they all closed. When Limited was in it's hey-day they owned half the mall. Limited, Limited, Too and Cacique were one division. Lane Bryant and Lerner were another division. Express, Structure, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria's Secret were a division, and they also owned Abercrombie & Fitch. Not sure who is still considered a "Limited Brand" these days. The stores used to be all hooked together so you could pass from one to the other but they aren't like that now.

Lots of good memories! I adore the mall!

Blondie
04-23-2006, 11:19 PM
Thought of two more; Gimbels & John Wanamaker

Is the Magic Pan restaurant still around anywhere?

ChrisnSteph
04-23-2006, 11:24 PM
Little Folks Shop

Charade
04-23-2006, 11:25 PM
Thought of two more; Gimbels & John Wanamaker

Is the Magic Pan restaurant still around anywhere?


And you can say goodbye to Strawbridges too.

Blondie
04-23-2006, 11:26 PM
Thought of another! Charming Shoppes.

I'm sure I can come up with a few more, give me time!

Blondie
04-23-2006, 11:28 PM
And you can say goodbye to Strawbridges too.

My mom told me that when I was up there last month. I remember when it was Strawbridge & Clothier.

Remember Clover and Korvette?

Robert Hall is another one that's long gone.

Bravosntha2g
04-23-2006, 11:31 PM
The Great Train Company?
This End Up
The REAL Disney Store

Blondie
04-23-2006, 11:31 PM
I just remembered two more, even though they weren't really in malls, Two Guys and Atlantic Thrift.

I told you I'd come up with more:

Montgomery Ward

Silo

jackskellingtonsgirl
04-23-2006, 11:33 PM
Someone else mentioned Ormond. I shopped there when I was in middle school. When I would go visit my cousin in Kansas we would shop at Brass Buckle, which I think became just "The Buckle" later on. I used to like County Seat and Miller's Outpost for jeans. I can't remember where I bought my shoes. I can picture the store but I can't remember the name of the shop. It wasn't Wild Pair! :rotfl:

Beth76
04-24-2006, 01:07 AM
We used to have this store called Units I think. It was a bunch of different items that were interchangeable. For example, they had a cotton stretchy "tube" that could be used as a top, a skirt or a belt. They had a bunch of different colors and different items. Does anyone remember this?

jackskellingtonsgirl
04-24-2006, 01:15 AM
I remember Units! One of the moms who used to bring her daughter to Limited, Too was a district manager for Units.

The stores were kind of weird because they were all white. The clothes were in bins and on shelves - nothing was on hangers. Kind of like shopping in the library! I didn't shop there until they were going out of business. I got some cute stuff really cheap!

JuneChickie
04-24-2006, 01:16 AM
Yep,, I remember the "Unit" store. A person really had to have the shape to
wear them. THey showed every bump and bludge a person had. Prolly
why they are not around anymore ,,,,,,,,,,,

dash
04-24-2006, 01:36 AM
Sterns, Alexanders, Casual Corner, Petite Sophisticate, Woolworth's

Fionasmommy
04-24-2006, 02:58 AM
Contempo Casuals, Merry-Go-Round, Wild Pair... What was the name of that shop that sold I.O.U. sweatshirts in every color? Anyone remember that phase?

taeja71
04-24-2006, 03:58 AM
:wave2:

Rootskate
04-24-2006, 05:44 AM
Wild Bill's

Frank's Roman Castle (for a slice of pizza :teeth: )

jekajekalynn
04-24-2006, 06:14 AM
Candy Craze.... I MISS that store.... TONS of bulk candy.

Apparently Michigan doesn't believe in candy stores in malls... :rolleyes:

luckywife
04-24-2006, 07:04 AM
Pasta clothing store

Does anyone remember that one?

phorsenuf
04-24-2006, 07:14 AM
I used to like the Weathervane alot. There was another store too I just can't think of. It started with a C and they just sold simple clothes. A pre-old navy type. The clothes were simple and inexpensive. Wish I could remember the name.

hentob
04-24-2006, 07:18 AM
The Limited when they sold Outback Red.......

OMG! I LOVED the Outback Red label :cloud9: It was all the rage for quite some time around here.

barkley
04-24-2006, 07:22 AM
there is still at least one "magic pan" in san francisco (tho not located in a mall). we have spencer's here but refer to them as "the mall porn shop". orange julius is still up and running (some have combo'd with a&w's).

i miss emporium capwells (ours had a nice sit down restaurant inside), and i have'nt seen a "bedazzled" in years-i remember going there in jr. high to get supplies to make chokers (remeber the kind that were metal hoops and you could keep swapping out the beads and charms on them?).

i remember "wicks and sticks"-everyone who worked there lost their sense of smell after a few weeks :rotfl2:

MickeyMouth
04-24-2006, 07:22 AM
Au Cotton

makinorlando
04-24-2006, 07:25 AM
OMG! I LOVED the Outback Red label :cloud9: It was all the rage for quite some time around here.

Ah yes - I had a whole wardrobe of Outback Red!

golfgal
04-24-2006, 07:28 AM
I miss Casual Corner/Petite Sophisticate, they are out of business. For those of you that still "have" one, have you been there lately? They went out of business last summer and were still closing out clothing up to December in our area.

makinorlando
04-24-2006, 07:29 AM
Thought of two more; Gimbels & John Wanamaker

Is the Magic Pan restaurant still around anywhere?


We had a Magic Pan in an office building I worked in during the early 80s.

I was going to mention Gimbles and JW. I grew up in near Phila and those were the stores we shopped in - maybe someone already mentioned Strawbridge's and Clothier too.

How about Hess's - (not the gas station) - it was a department store that I *THINK* had it's origins in Allentown PA. Actually not sure if the "main" store is still there or not....

Okay - I will go away now!

Stephieann
04-24-2006, 07:35 AM
Ormonds, the unit, OMG have not heard of those in a LOOOONG time...
There was another store i cant remember the name of it i believe it started with the letter "B" it had the kinda stretchy type clothing but more and it was always real colorful..i believe it had different countries flags in there logo or something.

Any one have a store called HAPPY NAMES (or was that a local store).
i miss the Karamel Korn store too.... use to love watch them make the caramel popcorn...and OH THE SMELL YUM YUM!!!

kdibattista
04-24-2006, 07:41 AM
Thought of some others:

Fayva (shoe store) and Bradlees (although it wasn't technically a "mall" store... I still miss it :blush: )

Obi-Wan Pinobi
04-24-2006, 07:51 AM
Ormonds, the unit, OMG have not heard of those in a LOOOONG time...
There was another store i cant remember the name of it i believe it started with the letter "B" it had the kinda stretchy type clothing but more and it was always real colorful..i believe it had different countries flags in there logo or something.


Are you talking about The United Colors of Benetton? They left mainstream malls, redid themselves and are back in upscale malls

dvcfamily41801
04-24-2006, 07:51 AM
We had a kids store called Caplans at both malls that had a little shag rug slide and a little kids hair cuttery in the middle. Also Burts and Bakers shoes, I remember all the T-Shirt booth type stores in the mall where you could get the decal and iron on letters. I can still picture the big burst of steam and then that smell of the decal and letters going on the shirts! :)

Obi-Wan Pinobi
04-24-2006, 07:56 AM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned these:

Kinney's Shoes
Woolco (The Walmart sized version of Woolworth)
G.C. Murphys
Fanny Farmer Candy
Sight and Sound
Up Against the Wall - slightly punkier than Merry Go Round
Burger Chef
Swiss Pretzel Maker
Cinnabon
Warner Brother's Studio Store
The Nature Store
Garden Botanika (At least it was huge in Richmond and then disappeared)
Eagles Eye (another store that was in a few Richmond malls and disappeared)
Del Taco


And soon you will be able to add Suncoast Motion Picture Company to that list. They were sold a month or so ago and are slowly shutting down the majority of their stores.

Stephieann
04-24-2006, 08:05 AM
Are you talking about The United Colors of Benetton? They left mainstream malls, redid themselves and are back in upscale malls
Yes that is it... THANKS

golfgal
04-24-2006, 08:12 AM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned these:

Kinney's Shoes
Woolco (The Walmart sized version of Woolworth)
G.C. Murphys
Fanny Farmer Candy
Sight and Sound
Up Against the Wall - slightly punkier than Merry Go Round
Burger Chef
Swiss Pretzel Maker
Cinnabon
Warner Brother's Studio Store
The Nature Store
Garden Botanika (At least it was huge in Richmond and then disappeared)
Eagles Eye (another store that was in a few Richmond malls and disappeared)
Del Taco


And soon you will be able to add Suncoast Motion Picture Company to that list. They were sold a month or so ago and are slowly shutting down the majority of their stores.


Cinnabon is still around.

Nancy
04-24-2006, 08:14 AM
Someone mentioned Two Guys..not a mall store but I remember that from my early days!

My favorite non-mall stores once I grew up were Gold Circle and Hills....boy do I miss Hills, I loved that store.

Obi-Wan Pinobi
04-24-2006, 08:17 AM
Cinnabon is still around.

Must be a local franchise then. The corporate stores were shut down with no notice. Some big wigs took off with the profits and the employees found themselves unemployed with no notice.

I know the brand name still exists in grocery stores and Target has something made by them - but all the stores in Richmond closed abruptly

CathrynRose
04-24-2006, 08:19 AM
We used to have this store called Units I think. It was a bunch of different items that were interchangeable. For example, they had a cotton stretchy "tube" that could be used as a top, a skirt or a belt. They had a bunch of different colors and different items. Does anyone remember this?

Another store like that: Multiples

Also:
Chas A Stevens
Madigans

BeNJeNWaFFLe
04-24-2006, 08:19 AM
Wow, this must be a regional thing. We still have some of the mentioned stores around here. 579, Wicks & Sticks, Spencers, & Debs are still around. United Colors of Benetton just came back recently. And Bakers and Wild Pair still exist. It is just kind of strange to see people mention that they aren't in their local malls, when I see them here all the time. I believe we still have a few Casual Corners as well, but I never really paid attention.

I miss Woolworths. We used to have a big one in the mall with a good little diner next to it. My mom used to go shopping and dad would take me and my brother to get some hot dogs at the diner. I believe it was themed like a dining car on a train. I could be mistaken, I was really young when it closed.

As another poster mentioned, I miss the original Express. They used to have some really nice clothes and jeans. Now, it is just like every other store.

Does Comtempo still exist? I never shopped there, but I noticed that they closed down here, then opened up with a new name.

mickeysgal
04-24-2006, 08:24 AM
Chess King and J Riggins- trendy menswear

When I was writing my post for this thread, I was wracking my mind trying to remember these two stores. I used to get my brothers and dad sweaters from Chess King every Christmas. LOL...I think everyone did this also!

golfgal
04-24-2006, 08:43 AM
Must be a local franchise then. The corporate stores were shut down with no notice. Some big wigs took off with the profits and the employees found themselves unemployed with no notice.

I know the brand name still exists in grocery stores and Target has something made by them - but all the stores in Richmond closed abruptly

Well Dang, when did that happen? Last time I was in a mall there was one still, but that was a couple months ago.

Katerbug
04-24-2006, 08:57 AM
I loved The Wild Pair. How about Northern Reflections. Not sure if it was a chain store or not but I know they used to be in several malls in Michigan. :sunny:

Jeafl
04-24-2006, 09:08 AM
We used to have Stuarts and Mariannes, both owned by Charming Shoppes I believe.

I used to be an asst. manager at Off the Rax, which is now called Dress Barn. I believe they are still around.

Madigans for Men for and Gantos were two of my favorite stores.

For those who mentioned Lerner, I worked there as well. They eventually became New York and Co., and are a little more upscale.

Planogirl
04-24-2006, 09:19 AM
How about..

Natural Wonders
The Warner Brothers stores
Battlesteins
Palais Royal

I don't know if someone mentioned them yet but those come to mind immediately.

Beth76
04-24-2006, 09:20 AM
There's a Cinnabon in one of the malls by my house. There's also one at the STL airport. I saw one at the Vancouver airport when we were there 3 years ago. I always get a cinnabon whenever we fly somewhere.

Crankyshank
04-24-2006, 09:40 AM
Jordan Marsh
G.Fox
TJ Cinnamon

AnaheimGirl
04-24-2006, 09:44 AM
We still have Cinnabon's in several malls around here, too, and at least one Orange Julius.

I remember Two Guys, 5-7-9, Gantos and Contempo Casuals. Contempo was one of my favorites when I was a teenager. There was another store I loved called FoxTrot or Foxy's or something like that... I'm not sure, does anyone remember that one? I think they even had a little fox face logo. :lmao:

I don't recognize many of the other stores mentioned. I think it's because so many are regional. Even most of the department stores were all different when I first moved out of state, although with all the acquisitions, that is changing.

cardaway
04-24-2006, 09:44 AM
The Warner Brothers stores


That's the one I wish would come back. Always better than the Disney Stores IMO.

Strawberry Lemonade
04-24-2006, 09:50 AM
D&L
G. Fox

There was a store in the mall called G. Whiz or Gee Whiz or something like that. They basically sold things like sparkly pencils and neon colored everything. It was a 10 year old girl's dream store in the '80s.

Banana Republic used to sell safari-looking clothes. I still have a Banana Republic t-shirt from the '80s that has an Old World style map on it.

Someone mentioned Contempo - I think they're Wet Seal now.

froglady
04-24-2006, 09:57 AM
Jordan Marsh
G.Fox
TJ Cinnamon


Ask someone over 50 about downtown Providence:

Shepard's
Gladdings
Cherry & Webb
These three were connected by a "bridge"

The Outlet Company

I think some of them moved out to the malls.

I'm old enough that my friends and I went downtown on Saturdays, rather than to the mall. (they hardly existed) We would shop, have lunch, and then buy a 45 or LP recorded by the Beatles, etc at Woolworth's.

welovedisneyx4
04-24-2006, 10:41 AM
I miss Pasta/Paul Harris SOOOOOO BAD!!!!

I worked there on and off for a long time. I started when I was in college and would work on breaks and in the summer. I then went back even after I got married. I had been there for such a long time and the manangement knew they could depend on me, so I pretty much set my own schedule. I didn't have to work Friday or Saturday nights at all. I could work as little or as much as I wanted (worked lots of extra hours for Disney $ !!) I so wish they were still around, I miss the clothes and the extra $. I tried to do a couple of other stores after Pasta closed, but I couldn't take it. I tired B.Moss and they were a pain in the rear and Eddie Bauer wasn't much better. They both kept you in the store at least an hour after closing, I was used to having the registers counted and store straight and being out 20-30 minutes after closing.

I miss Bennetton as well, I would get their sweaters at the end of the season when they put them on sale.

MomofKatie
04-24-2006, 10:46 AM
I remember the Magic Pan! When I was a young teen, I considered it a "really fancy" restaurant :rolleyes: -in the mall.

I also loved Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor- it was kind of turn-of-the-century style.There were straw boater wearing waiters, and they had a monster sundae (kinda like the Kitchen Sink at B&C).

Gyro Wrap. Sbarro, Corn Dog on a Stick, and Orange Julius were all in the Food Court.

Ruby Tuesday! They used to be only in the malls- now they have mostly stand-alone restaurants.

Blondie
04-24-2006, 11:01 AM
I miss Woolworths. We used to have a big one in the mall with a good little diner next to it. My mom used to go shopping and dad would take me and my brother to get some hot dogs at the diner. I believe it was themed like a dining car on a train. I could be mistaken, I was really young when it closed.

Weren't they called Hot Shoppes?

I also remember Der Dog Haus.

What about Wilson's House of Suede and Leather? I think they closed and dropped the House of Suede and Leather and reopened as just Wilson's, but they didn't last too long around here.

dvcfamily41801
04-24-2006, 12:03 PM
Ohhhh...Farrells!! :cloud9: Used to get hot fudge sundae and they gave you the hot fudge on the side in this silver cup and it was the BEST!!! As for other restaurants, Swanky Frank, Pampered Pup, Choo Choo and my friend and I used love having lunch at Olga's Kitchen! :goodvibes

Blondie
04-24-2006, 12:29 PM
Olga's Kitchen, wasn't that at King of Prussia?

kydisneyfans
04-24-2006, 12:31 PM
Oneill's went to May Co which changed to Kaufmann's which is now going to Macy's.

Halle's-remember Mr Jingaling in the Cleveland area.

Harts
Hills
Hecks
Nichols
Gold Circle
"Monkey" wards
Woolworth

Little Professor books
Doctors Pet store with all of the dogs in the window.
Camelot Music

Really miss the Warner Bros Studio store-and the way the Disney Store used to be. :confused3

OK!
04-24-2006, 12:32 PM
Orange Julius is still around in the Philly area.

We've still got at least a few of 'em in St. Louis, too.

OK!
04-24-2006, 01:38 PM
I also loved Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor- it was kind of turn-of-the-century style.There were straw boater wearing waiters, and they had a monster sundae (kinda like the Kitchen Sink at B&C).

Not sure if it's the same chain, but as I was looking through some old family photos yesterday, I found one of me @ about 8 mos., wearing a Farrell's paper hat and eating ice cream. That would've been...31 years ago. :blush:

Oh, and Ruby Tuesday is still in at least one mall around here.

SwedishMeatball
04-24-2006, 01:53 PM
I remember in HS shopping at Jean Nicole. Don't know if they still exist or not.

MomofKatie
04-24-2006, 01:54 PM
Not sure if it's the same chain, but as I was looking through some old family photos yesterday, I found one of me @ about 8 mos., wearing a Farrell's paper hat and eating ice cream. That would've been...31 years ago. :blush:


Well, I remember my older cousin working at Farrell's when I was 8- I thought he had the BEST JOB EVER (And that was 32 years ago)!!

crazelion
04-24-2006, 02:04 PM
Hill's department store
Zayre's
Woolowrth's

Blondie
04-24-2006, 02:09 PM
Woolco and Grants.

mickeyfan1
04-24-2006, 02:11 PM
Wow, I remember so many of these, and used to shop in a lot of them/ Farrell's Ice Cream, the huge sundae wasn't as big as the kitchen sink, but if you ate it all you would get all the waitstaff out telling you, you made a pig of yourself at Farr ells, and you got a certificate. You could also buy the stuff that they had on the wall, I got a great coat raqck from the one in Springfield Mall.

Hot Shoppes Restaurants, we would go there for pancakes and use all the flavoured syrups. Lots of chain places are gone now, too.


So many fun names to remember.

DisneyDotty
04-24-2006, 02:12 PM
How 'bout?
Sons of Britches
Maurices
Foxmoor
County Seat

I am amazed at the endurance of Claire's. My dd contributes to that company's business health regularly, as did I about 30 years ago! :sunny:

Towncrier
04-24-2006, 02:15 PM
This End Up (furniture store) :thumbsup2

Our house is FULL of This End Up furniture. My wife once joked that they could come over and shoot all the photos for a catalog.

The good news is that This End Up is back in business, although they do not have any retail locations. We were able to replace the cushions on our 20 year old couch and love seat with official This End Up versions.

(oops - just saw that dolphinrescuegirl posted that This End Up is still in business on page 2 of this thread)

http://www.thisendup.com/

And it looks like they do have one retail location (with a second one on the way).

Towncrier
04-24-2006, 02:21 PM
The Federated (sp?) electronics early Best buy type store


I spent a lot of my paycheck at The Federated, especially on laserdisks (when I lived in SoCal). I recall that the store was in the same mall as a Target (in the days when Target stores were actually kinda rare).

CheshireVal
04-24-2006, 02:45 PM
How 'bout?
Sons of Britches
Maurices
Foxmoor
County Seat

I am amazed at the endurance of Claire's. My dd contributes to that company's business health regularly, as did I about 30 years ago! :sunny:


I used to love County Seat when I was in high school! They had the best selection of jeans.... and good sales!

MUFFYCAT
04-24-2006, 02:47 PM
I may be going back a few years but we had:

Ohrbachs
National shoes
A & S

piglet too
04-24-2006, 03:24 PM
Add me to list of missing Farrell's!!! I am recalling the clown sundae as well as the candy shop area. They had the biggest jawbreakers!!

I also miss Gift Horse, but don't know if that was a chain or just a local place in the mall.

Evil Genius
04-24-2006, 03:36 PM
Kroch & Brentano's. It was a big, beautiful bookstore. All wood and brass. I thought I was soooo grown up when I would buy something from there.

AnaheimGirl
04-24-2006, 03:49 PM
Mmmm, birthday parties at Farrell's! :cloud9: We'd always get the "Zoo". So much ice cream it had to be carried in a stretcher between two waiters. They'd sound a siren, ring some bells and run all over the shop with it. Then, each kid got a little plastic animal with his ice cream.

I think the thing where you got the ribbon that said "I made a pig of myself at Farrell's" was called the trough. My aunt got that once because my brother and I wanted to try it so bad, and my mom and dad wouldn't. :lmao:

ozarkmom
04-24-2006, 05:30 PM
Casual Corner and Lerners


I still see some Casual Corner stores.

ozarkmom
04-24-2006, 05:32 PM
Candy Craze.... I MISS that store.... TONS of bulk candy.

Apparently Michigan doesn't believe in candy stores in malls... :rolleyes:


We have a candy craze in the mall in FT. Smith AR.

golfgal
04-24-2006, 05:47 PM
I forgot about Farrell's. I had several birthday's there. I loved the clown sundaes!

dvcfamily41801
04-24-2006, 06:02 PM
Olga's Kitchen, wasn't that at King of Prussia?

There probably was, we just went to the one at Oxford Valley Mall. Also, loved York Steak House and Harvest House was what the restaurants outside of Woolworth at both of our malls was called.

scoutsmom99
04-24-2006, 06:02 PM
We still have a lot of these stores here:

Cinnabon (just passed it at the Mall of America Today)
Maurices (We have a few of these around town)
Contempo Casual (changed name to Wet Seal)


I just noticed that Casual Corner went out at one of the lifestyle malls here.

The big one my family misses is Fanny Farmer and Fanny May Candies retail stores.

Shugardrawers
04-24-2006, 06:25 PM
As a teen in Seattle in the late 70's, Jay Jacobs was the only place to shop

Add me to the Farrells Fans list too!

Blondie
04-24-2006, 06:50 PM
I remember a steak house in suburban Phila. called the Longhorne where the staff all dressed in country western outfits and had to shoot off their cap guns after they brought you your dinner! :rotfl2:

I miss Farrells as well, I used to get the Tin Roof Sundae.

Anyone remember Horn & Hardardt?

dvcfamily41801
04-24-2006, 07:01 PM
I remember a steak house in suburban Phila. called the Longhorne where the staff all dressed in country western outfits and had to shoot off their cap guns after they brought you your dinner! :rotfl2:

I miss Farrells as well, I used to get the Tin Roof Sundae.

Anyone remember Horn & Hardardt?

Oh oh was it on Route 13 kinda near Woodhaven Mall?? I think I know what you are talking about!!! And I totally remember Horn & Hardardt, was it a big buffet? Down by my grandparents in Parkville, MD there was a Horn & Horn.

:goodvibes Love reading about all of these!

AtlantaSue
04-24-2006, 08:14 PM
My mom and I used to love to go to a place called Karamelcorn and get this really yummy caramel popcorn. I haven't thought about that in a long time....anyone else ever heard of it?

panfan
04-24-2006, 08:25 PM
OMG !!!!!! THE LONGHORN RANCH !!!!

Are you talking about the one on rt US 1 in I think Concordville area ?? Before it was Pulsations ??? If so ....we were just discussing on Easter how we all used to go for our birthdays when we were little and sit on the Big Bull !! Too funny :rotfl2:

Rootskate
04-24-2006, 08:29 PM
I remember in HS shopping at Jean Nicole. Don't know if they still exist or not.
Oh wow! I totally forgot about this one! I used to love going in there!

Bostonbrat
04-24-2006, 08:33 PM
OMG Tellos. How about Empire or CWT (Cherry Webb & Terraine) Can't forget Jordan Marsh (before Macy's took over)
Not in a mall but how about Bradlees, Caldor or Zayre's!!!

Bostonbrat
04-24-2006, 08:35 PM
Here's a mall resturant that my husband and I really miss (not that they ever had them here in Vegas) York Steakhouse MMMMMMMM!!!!!! There was one in the Meadow Glen Mall where I worked at Bradlee's for way too long and Kinney shoes (which was right next to Bradlee's) That Papa Gino's was the BEST TOO!!!!1

Planogirl
04-24-2006, 08:40 PM
We recently lost our mall Haagen Dasz store!!! I sincerely hope that this was the only one to close. :(

dvcfamily41801
04-24-2006, 08:44 PM
OMG !!!!!! THE LONGHORN RANCH !!!!

Are you talking about the one on rt US 1 in I think Concordville area ?? Before it was Pulsations ??? If so ....we were just discussing on Easter how we all used to go for our birthdays when we were little and sit on the Big Bull !! Too funny :rotfl2:


Holy cow....Pulsations. We used to drive there on teen night LOL, didn't they have some kind of weird cage or something LOL. The Longhorn or whatever it was I was thinking of is more in Northeast Philadelphia.

Here before Macy's we had Bambergers.

Jules76126
04-24-2006, 08:52 PM
I use to love going to Maurices.
But the store that I really miss is Cherry & Webb. I just to shop there all the times. Caldors was another store we had that went out of business a couple of years ago.

momrek06
04-24-2006, 09:29 PM
ANYONE from MASS remember a store in WALTHAM called

GROVER CRONIN's....great store....long gone....

momrek06
04-24-2006, 09:34 PM
THOM McCan shoe store....I always (as a kid) thought that was a

funny way to spell TOM.... :goodvibes

Blondie
04-24-2006, 10:41 PM
OMG !!!!!! THE LONGHORN RANCH !!!!

Are you talking about the one on rt US 1 in I think Concordville area ?? Before it was Pulsations ??? If so ....we were just discussing on Easter how we all used to go for our birthdays when we were little and sit on the Big Bull !! Too funny :rotfl2:

That would be the one! I think it was the first restaurant my then boyfriend (now DH) took me too!

Is Pulsations still in operation? I think the last time I was in there it was circa 1981 or so!

mickeysgal
04-25-2006, 08:28 AM
Topps
Community

These were Target/Walmart-like stores of the 60's/70's.

Blondie
04-25-2006, 11:47 AM
I remember Topps! In fact, after Two Guys closed, it reopned as Topps. After that it became a Bradlees.

Meriweather
04-25-2006, 12:21 PM
Haven't heard of most of those mentioned, must not have ever been in this area.

But LOVED Farrell's :) I remember DH eating a trough :rotfl:

We still have Spencers (in all malls), Orange Julius (all malls), Karmel Korn (in one), Cinnabon (in several), Bennetton is opening at the outlet mall soon
Thom McCan shoes are sold in KMart stores

Queen Quinnella
04-25-2006, 02:33 PM
How about..

Natural Wonders
The Warner Brothers stores
Battlesteins
Palais Royal

I don't know if someone mentioned them yet but those come to mind immediately.

I have a Palais Royal in my town. I think they may just be in smaller communities in the Houston area.

Rootskate
04-25-2006, 03:03 PM
How about Alexander's or Child World? Wow, this thread really brings back the memories!

punkin712
04-25-2006, 03:15 PM
Banana Republic used to sell safari-looking clothes. I still have a Banana Republic t-shirt from the '80s that has an Old World style map on it.



I used to LOVE Banana Republic when it was the safari-themed store! The one near me was done up in full safari regalia with the jeep in the front window and the store even smelled like wet wood (like the jungle or rainforest). Their catalog was great too - in the J. Peterman style. I'm sure I still have my old t-shirts too.

Fionasmommy
04-25-2006, 05:02 PM
My mom and I used to love to go to a place called Karamelcorn and get this really yummy caramel popcorn. I haven't thought about that in a long time....anyone else ever heard of it?

Yeeeesssssss!!! I loved the smell of it but we never had enough money to get any. :guilty:

TnKrBeLlA012
04-25-2006, 05:20 PM
Winklemens,and Hughs and Hatchers. I hope I spelled them correct. These stores where very poplular when I was growing.

pigletof4
04-25-2006, 06:42 PM
I loved The Wild Pair. How about Northern Reflections. Not sure if it was a chain store or not but I know they used to be in several malls in Michigan. :sunny:
Our Northern Reflections had closed a couple of years ago, but reopened last year at our mall.

Snoozan
04-25-2006, 07:22 PM
Northern Reflections is one of the stores I miss most. I used to buy most of my clothing there because it was casual, comfy and not extremely expensive. I still have a couple of their sweatshirts- they must be about 12 years old, but you'd never know it!

maryssasmom
04-25-2006, 08:14 PM
when I was little there was a local store called Styles - it had this metal bee - that bounced. the thing was so big that my 3 cousins, myself and my brother sat on the head, torso, and "hands" and it bounced. it was so cool.
same strip mall also had a cool jean place called Two Leggs.

then there was this chucky cheese type place called Pizza, Pipes and Pandemonium. before chucky cheese even was thought of!!

also miss cherry and webb debs and york steakhouse!

Simba's Mom
04-26-2006, 05:43 PM
I read this whole thread and it brought back some great memories!
I remember Cherry and Webb-got my first credit card there (this was back in the days before anyone could get a credit card).
And Caldor-I remember when they were in the Auburn Mall.
And I remember getting Orange Julius's from the Worcester Center.
Someone mentioned Maurice-is Maurice the Pants Man out of business now? I used to buy all of DS's pants there.
Is Filene's still in business?

Jules76126
04-26-2006, 08:07 PM
I read this whole thread and it brought back some great memories!
I remember Cherry and Webb-got my first credit card there (this was back in the days before anyone could get a credit card).
And Caldor-I remember when they were in the Auburn Mall.
And I remember getting Orange Julius's from the Worcester Center.
Someone mentioned Maurice-is Maurice the Pants Man out of business now? I used to buy all of DS's pants there.
Is Filene's still in business?

yes Caldor in Auburn Mall was the one I was talking about It's now Filene's Home store. And yes Filene's is still in the Auburn Mall but the rumor is that it is turning into a Macy's. Maurice was suppose to close down last time I checked. If it'sm still open its not like it use to be. We have an Orange Julius in the Auburn Mall as well.

Shelby5514
04-26-2006, 08:13 PM
Boston Shirt Yard and Hello Kitty (Sanrio)

pogopossum
04-27-2006, 12:49 AM
i really miss the real banana republic, the decor with the jeep, and the sounds and music that was piped in, and the blackboard with the weather info from all those tropical places. and the clothes were so great, not like the gap copied line that they became after the gap bought them, i wish that someone who was committed to the original idea had bought them. i probably still have some of those catalogs in the attic, i should put them on ebay.
i need to look around up there for the gift boxes we had i know we had all three of them, the bi-plane and the rhino and i forgot what the third one was. someone needs to go back to this concept.

i did also like county seat and miller's outpost, we also had john's jeans, which had outhouse doors on the fitting rooms.

mylilnikita
04-27-2006, 01:57 AM
Stuart's-I loved it. A clothing store in the 80's.

HeatherFeather
04-27-2006, 07:21 AM
I actually SAW a Foxmoor just last week in one of the malls in Columbia, SC! I can't remember the last time I saw one. I was in total shock.... :)

MeanLaureen
04-27-2006, 08:11 AM
yes Caldor in Auburn Mall was the one I was talking about It's now Filene's Home store. And yes Filene's is still in the Auburn Mall but the rumor is that it is turning into a Macy's. Maurice was suppose to close down last time I checked. If it'sm still open its not like it use to be. We have an Orange Julius in the Auburn Mall as well.

There must still be Maurice's around. I had to do self inventories on several stores last week in my company and we had some equipment fail. When I called the tech support line there was a recording that said "If you are calling from Hallmark, Harley Davidson, or Maurice's press 2". I was wondering what a Maurice was. :rotfl:

Annette_VA
04-27-2006, 08:38 AM
Maurice's got bought out by Dress Barn. I have a friend, who up until about 3 months ago, worked for them

LadyyRedd
04-27-2006, 09:40 PM
Our Cinnabon just opened back up in the mall in the last year.

I think someone also mentioned Deb - we have one of those here too.

Kimya

tinkerbell1967
04-27-2006, 09:47 PM
For me on the East coast:
Hills
Ormonds
Marianne Shop
Brooks
McCrorys 5&10

MosMom
04-27-2006, 10:44 PM
Camelot Records
Burger Chef

chipmunkfan
04-28-2006, 08:29 AM
People you are forgetting the most important use of mall space ever.....THE ARCADE!!!!! :cool1: Ah yes, the big hangout in the 80's & 90's ...this was the place to be seen and show your skills!!!! :rotfl2:

Planogirl
04-28-2006, 09:15 AM
People you are forgetting the most important use of mall space ever.....THE ARCADE!!!!! :cool1: Ah yes, the big hangout in the 80's & 90's ...this was the place to be seen and show your skills!!!! :rotfl2:
I recently visited a small town about an hour's drive and dropped into their mall. I was so surprised to find an arcade that I came back with DS when I next got the chance. I remember arcades being in ALL of the malls but now they're just scattered here and there which is kind of sad.

beachblanket
04-28-2006, 10:21 AM
ANYONE from MASS remember a store in WALTHAM called

GROVER CRONIN's....great store....long gone....


YES YES YES - It was an "old time" department store on Moody Street, right next to the Charles River, and my family shopped there quite a bit during the 60s and 70s. In fact, a good amount of my childhood wear came from that store.

Grover Cronins was started by Jeremiah Cronin as a small tea store in 1885. His son Grover took it over in 1912, and within 20 years put the store in a class by itself. In 1931, at the beginning of the big depression, the exterior of the store was rebuilt in the art deco style. The interior was made with such class that women from wealthy Boston suburbs like Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Lincoln, and Lexington frequented the store.

After World War II, Cronin started Easter and Christmas Parades. For over 30 years they provided the veterans of the war and their growing families as well as people from all over the Boston area with much pleasure.

In 1953, Grover died, and his wife Helen carried on his policies until 1970, when their son Robert took over. Around 1960, the first Boston area mall (Shoppers World in Framingham) started a change in local retail trends, and one by one, Cronins' brother stores on Moody Street (J.C. Penny, Sears, Gilchrist, Grant's, Parke Snows, Lincolns, Enterprize, Touraines and others) were forced to move or go out of business. After celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 1985, Cronins closed 4 years later. The picture below was taken shortly afterwards, the building was torn down in 1996, replaced by apartments.

http://www.waltham-community.org/images/199510GROV.jpg

Rootskate
04-28-2006, 08:24 PM
People you are forgetting the most important use of mall space ever.....THE ARCADE!!!!! :cool1: Ah yes, the big hangout in the 80's & 90's ...this was the place to be seen and show your skills!!!! :rotfl2:
The arcade at our mall was called "The Fun Factory". :rotfl:

grinningghost
04-28-2006, 08:29 PM
The arcade at our mall was called "The Fun Factory". :rotfl:

The mall I hung out most didn't have one, but another one did - it was called Spaceport. Actually, DH hung out at that one in the early 80's. ;)