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Bullocks Wilshire Department Store

  Bullock’s was founded in 1907 in downtown Los Angeles by John G. Bullock. In 1929 an Art Deco branch on Wilshire Boulevard was opened that became known as Bullocks Wilshire. Bullock’s acquired I. Magnin, a high end San Francisco … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Woodwards

After an unsuccessful attempt at opening a series of stores in northern Ontario, Charles Woodward moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1891. Despite his debts, Woodward managed to open a new store in 1892 but it was a struggle to keep … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – St. Regis Room, Simpsons

(Originally blogged October 22, 2009) Last week the Hudson Bay Company’s announced it was going to reopen ‘The Room’ in its Toronto flagship store at the corner of Yonge and Queen streets. This store was once the Simpsons department store … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Ten years since the death of Eaton’s…

(Originally blogged February 20, 2009) The other day while spelunking about on Youtube I found the Think Aubergine commercial from 2000 (inspired by the Think Pink number from Funny Face). The commercial was done in an attempt to relaunch the Eaton’s … Continue reading

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