Remembrance of Stores Past

17 Jan

One of my favorite scenes in the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon is the recreation (above) of the department store B. Altman in New York. The stellar production team transformed an old bank into the bustling department store of the 1950s.

It reminded me of visiting the J. L. Hudson department store in Detroit as a child — complete with beautiful chandeliers, ornate drinking fountains, an elevator operator and a beautiful dining room.

So, it was nostalgic to read this piece in the New York Times, “New York’s Lost Department Store,” by Vanessa Friedman. Henri Bendel and Lord & Taylor are closing their Manhattan flagship stores.

What stores do you miss? Anyone remember Bonwit Teller?

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2 Responses to “Remembrance of Stores Past”

  1. Kim Lifton January 17, 2019 at 1:14 am #

    Yes, I remember Bonwit Teller, and Jacobson’s, Mitzelfeld’s.

  2. Colette Stimmell January 17, 2019 at 1:21 am #

    I remember Crowleys in downtown Detroit. My mom and I rode the bus there to go to their month end sales. We would always have lunch at Sanders.

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