Was there an I. Magnin in Fresno?

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Drakonyx
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Was there an I. Magnin in Fresno?

Postby Drakonyx » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:44 am

Where was the Fresno I. Magnin?

oldschool
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Re: I. Magnin

Postby oldschool » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:43 pm

Its been a long time that I even heard that name mentioned. The last final year in Palo Alto, and San Francisco about 1993 I did Engraving for them in the stores at Christmas time. If you remember Hockett-Cowan Music store on Fulton, I think I. Magnin was next door. I think Bank of America was accross the street. All of these were in business before Fulton was a mall. Funny thing is after you mentioned this, I Googled I. Magnin. All it talks about is pretty much the main stores in San Francisco. I don't know for sure but I think there was a Joseph Magnin in Fresno too. That was a son who opened his own store. Not connected to I. Magnin at all.

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Drakonyx
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Re: I. Magnin

Postby Drakonyx » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:24 pm

I remember both I. Magnin and Joseph Magnin from my six years in Southern California, 1972-78. I didn't remember either one from Fresno.

Janet

Re: I. Magnin

Postby Janet » Thu May 08, 2014 10:12 pm

It was in Manchester.

dave

Re: I. Magnin

Postby dave » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:23 pm

There was either a Joseph Magnin or an I. Magnin where Arte Americas is now, on Van Ness, south of Divisidero. I went in there once with my mom in the late 60s or early 70s.
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PatriceN

Re: I. Magnin

Postby PatriceN » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:11 am

I. Magnin was the on Van Ness. My mom took me there when I was 14 to get my eyebrows plucked. I loved shopping at Joseph Magnin. Its been so many years that I forgot if it was in Fashion Fair or Manchester so thank you to the poster that said it was in Manchester. I was so sad when it closed

D. P.

Re: Was there an I. Magnin in Fresno?

Postby D. P. » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:34 pm

I. Magnin located just down from the Fresno Bee building on VanNess ( Fulton ) was opened on a misreading of customer demographics. Noting that a number of upscale shoppers at the Union Square branch had Fresno County and environs addresses the company decided to open a store close to those customers. The fatal flaw in planning was that those customers ( mainly women who lunch ) used Magnin's on Union Square in San Francisco as a destination in outings to The City.


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