Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lloyd Center

Portland, Oregon - circa early '60s

Super stylish looking Merle Norman cosmetics & gifts store, inside Lloyd Center mall. Nice storefront design. And just look at all the wonderful little gifts it's chock full of! Bet there's some mighty cool stuff in there.

Mall history: 1960 - present
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God. Lovely!

Tue Jul 18, 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

I'd definitely like to take a look round that shop.

Tue Jul 18, 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

That's a cool looking shop. Merle Norman always had the trendiest store design back in the day.

Tue Jul 18, 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger stateflowerak said...

I was in the Llyod center 4 years age..It's one of my favorite places to shop!

Wed Jul 19, 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous moose said...

I love the front of that store its very tiny but surprisingly comfie looking.

Wed Jul 19, 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's anchors are really messed up. There's a Ross and Marshalls in a mall with upscale Nordstrom and semi-upscale Sears, and M&F. Usually off-price stores are in strip malls around the hub (Lloyd Center in this case) rather than in it, unless it's an outlet mall. I bet the three semi-upscale-upscale anchors I listed aren't doing well with business with Ross and Marshalls in the mall.

Wed Jul 19, 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet Auntie Mame shopped here.

Wed Jul 19, 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if this store is still there?

Wed Jul 19, 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Merle Norman is still in the mall. I dont think its in the location located in the picture, as according to the directory it is next to Sears and an entry way.

Wed Jul 19, 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous tkaye said...

I think Anonymous would be surprised at how many malls have Ross and Marshalls taking anchor space alongside more upscale stores. These days, you take what you can get. Having those huge anchors filled with discounters is better than nothing at all. In the case of Lloyd Center, Marshalls used to be a Woolworth's, so you could easily say it's gone upscale!

I'm amazed how Nordstrom and Meier & Frank can each maintain two stores (downtown and Lloyd Center) within only a few miles of each other. It's been said that Lloyd Center's proximity to downtown Portland has been a bit of a handicap to both.

Thu Jul 20, 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

Put a Target next to Neimans and I'm in heaven. This idea of segregating the classes is no more.

Thu Jul 20, 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...


Remember that soon, Topanga Plaza will have a Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus, Macys, Sears and Target.

Thu Jul 20, 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Target at the mall? Well in a way target is like a giant woolworths, mccrorys and other discount stores combined, throw in a little funky design. Stores are mostly designed for women shoppers anyway with Target being no exception. Targets goal is to make shopping fun. Oh, god I'm on my soapbox again.

Fri Jul 21, 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Baker said...

That store is crap-tastic!

Fri Jul 21, 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

In my hometown, a mall cum amusement park never got off the ground, because they refused Wal-Mart as an anchor. They didn't find anyone else, the mall and amusement park opened without an anchor and were dead within four months.

Sat Jul 22, 06:49:00 PM  
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