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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Postby Drakonyx » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:43 am

Does anyone remember a store called Rodder's, Rodder's Mademoiselle or Rodder's Desert Doll? I think it was a women's clothing store. Where was it and when did it operate?

Ed Webbo

Re: Rodder's

Postby Ed Webbo » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:04 am

Rodder's was at Fashion Fair. Sorry, but I can't help you with the dates.


Re: Rodder's

Postby lorimarsha » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:12 pm

Rodder's was also next door to Rhode's in the Manchester Center in the mid 60s to early 70s.


Re: Rodder's

Postby JeffHanna » Wed May 28, 2014 11:13 pm

Rodder's Mademoiselle was on Fulton Street in downtown Fresno for many years before moving to other locations. It was Fresno classiest downtown Women's store, along with Berkeley's (I. Magnin was very classy too, but opened near downtown at Van Ness and Calaveras later, I believe in the 1960's). I recall seeing a vintage news photo of singer/movie star Frank Sinatra surrounded by pretty Fresno girls which was taken at Rodder's Mademoiselle about 1945.


Re: Rodder's

Postby DianeRose » Sun May 27, 2018 6:07 pm

My father was the controller for Rodders .....great store....greatest dad

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