A store in Fashion Fair in the 1970s

Do you remember the Country Boys Market with its wooden floors? Walter Smiths was the place to go for clothes on the Fulton Mall. Penny Candy had great blacklight posters and don't forget Whitie's Pet Store on Blackstone. What vintage retail do you remember growing up in Fresno?
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Re: A store in Fashion Fair in the 1970s

Postby mkw » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:53 pm

The Wearhouse was where I bought all my clothes in the early to mid 70's . It was on the east end of the Mall, next to Weinstock's . Primo location since you could enter direct from the parking lot too. Two older Armenian ladies ( who looked and acted as if they were sisters ) always worked there- never sure if they were the owners , but I would think so since they were there all the time , helping younger store staff.

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Re: A store in Fashion Fair in the 1970s

Postby Drakonyx » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:58 pm

I remember Coffee's being in that part of the mall. As a kid, I thought it was funny that a clothing store would be named Coffee's. I though that must mean there was also a coffee shop someplace that sold men's clothes.


Re: A store in Fashion Fair in the 1970s

Postby ipapples » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:36 pm

I found my bf a really neat tie today at a thrift store. 1970 Wearhouse Fresno
1970 wearhouse tie.jpg

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Re: A store in Fashion Fair in the 1970s

Postby ralwla » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:49 pm

I am trying to figure out the name of a Children's Store that was just outside of Penney's on the South Side of the mall. It was there in the late 1970's and early 1980's. It was across from Walter Smith's I think. It was a children's clothing store with a shoe department in the middle. A dark haired gentlemen would measure the kids feet for proper fit. This was before Kartan's Kid's Stuff opened on First and Bullard.

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Re: A store in Fashion Fair in the 1970s

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Re: A store in Fashion Fair in the 1970s

Postby arfire75 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:11 pm

Some I remember from the 1970's-80's are Jarman, Kinney Shoes, Hickory Farms, Carl's Jr., B. Dalton Bookseller, Video Arcade, Sees Candies, Baskin Robbins, Harvest House Coffee Shop, Weinstock's, Gottschalks, Kaufman's, Hungry Bear Cookies(in Gottschalks), a sit-down restaurant in Gottschalks but can't remember name, Woolworth's, Miller's Outpost, Swatch Watch store, Orange Julius, JCPenney, Youngsters, The Wearhouse, KB Toys, Waldenbooks, the original Food Court, DeVons Jewelers, Radio Shack, Hallmark Shop, Wurlitzer, the large Clock modeled after Grand Central Station's in NYC that hung over the fountain near the interior Gottschalks interior entrance.

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Re: A store in Fashion Fair in the 1970s

Postby Lost Fresno » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:56 am

Back to school time to me meant my Mom spending big bucks on a new winter coat, pants, shirts and basically a wardrobe upgrade. Thank you Mom!
Click to Enlarge / Fresno Bee - April 4, 1965

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