Lord and Taylor will close the flagship Fifth Avenue store next year, the building will be turned into a WeWork facility: Barney's on Madison may not be far behind, as the Landlord is trying to increase the rent 4x.
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R11 To continue, department stores once had a women's or men's club feel: Special fittings, tea or coffee, models, hard to find specialty products, etc.
R13 I guess when people decided the slob look was in for good, these places were bound to Newds. People can't even bother dressing up to go to weddings, funerals, church and interviews anymore. There was a time when people would dress up just to go for a downtown stroll on Sundays.
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Also, there is zero line between "public" and "private" anymore. There is no public vs. People are as dumpy, frumpy and grumpy in public as they would be scratching their crotches and picking their noses at home.
The feral creatures roaming stores today destroy everything, leave messes and have meltdowns over sock sales. Some people are so devoid of any sense of propriety in public that I'm surprised they even bother to use public restrooms, rather than drop and dump in store aisles. The world's gone full gross. I'm grateful I got to experience them. Going into the dept. Sexy barbourville ky girls Swinging was nothing better than going clwssy see the windows at Christmastime.
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And everyone had figures. Clqssy chubbies would be considered 20 lbs overweight today. That's probably another reason why department stores are failing: Shopping is not fun for people who feel uncomfortable in their own body. Now we have scores of unhealthy, unfit teenagers making up a sizable ass of society.
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I don't understand why we can't keep the good, while getting rid of the bad of the past. Humans always go for superficial changes, rather than change the fundamentals that are leading to oppression, prejudice, etc.
It's always about wiping the slate clean, rather than just fixing what's broken. As R7 states, the world is changing.
Move on, adapt, or get out of the way. Simpler, cheaper, environmentally sound. R19 And again, that was no moral judgement. We've created these anti-human societies and we wonder why Needs a classy lady as an event partner are melting down all of the time.
R20 "The World" or just some people who decided everyone must become slobs and lose every sense of the special, the celebratory? Along with good service in a department store, we have lost manners, courtesy, politeness, good citizenship, being neighborly, and generally being a positive member of society.
I am lucky for the fact that I got to experience the tail end of the department store experience - I worked in a locally owned department store chain - 11 stores - in the late70s early 80s I eent in the sales and display ;artner of course i did! And I always think baseball is played in the summer, and a lot of these guys have their suit coats still on!
The mid-century invention of the teenager was a commercial response to affluence, but I totally love that kids used to be dressed like tiny adults.
Who no doubt was a black woman, as store owners would hire "coloreds" for only the most menial of jobs, preferably with partnef little customer contact as possible.
Yea, the good old days. People had a purpose and an occasion Love in biddenden dress with self-respect. I just finished watching The Marvelous Mrs.
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Then manufacturing jobs disappeared Anyway, it seemed to start in the s. Cclassy R30 does have a point. There was a great deal of repression and discrimination then.
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I would not want to go back. I have to say, to piggyback what R19 was adding, I used to get a good amount of exercise when I was shopping Not that I broke a sweat or Adult sex ads in Domaj-has, but it was still moving vs.
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The two things that ruined that is that young girls started wearing mini-skirts and men started wearing leisure suits. Then fashion became a fuck-all. R41 I wish we still dressed like that.
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Maybe not Sunday best to ride the subway, but at least to make an effort. This morning on commuter train there were several people wearing what could only be described as pajamas.
Have some fucking dignity, people! I think that customer service was a huge downfall of department stores. You go into a store today and the people behind the counter are leaning and looking bored or chatting and ignoring the customers.
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The other day I was waited on by someone who had a nose and lip ring. Partnerr the nails of the woman at my local grocery store scare the hell out of me. I'm afraid she's going to open one of my veins with one of them.
R43 That q when we had a viable middle class. One could make a living wage from a department store career. Now they are paid not much over minimum wage, so the people they attract at that low rate are unskilled and uneducated. Twenty years ago Partneer worked part time at Macy's on commission. Needs a classy lady as an event partner had a little notebook to keep track of customers and their preferences.
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And they loved that I'd bother to call them when their favorites were going on sale, even though they knew I was doing it to make money.
Customers like being taken care of. I quit once I'd paid down my student-loan debt and built my work wardrobe. They asked me back at Christmas because I was good.
And they screwed me out of my commission.