Friday, August 25, 2006

Lloyd Center Mall jewelry store

Portland, Oregon - circa 1960s

The sparkling, swinging '60s interior of the Stevens & Son jewelry store in Lloyd Center Mall, dubbed in those days: "The world's largest shopping center jewelry store". Bet there's a lot of great vintage bling in there.

Mall history: 1960 - present
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Anonymous Rob said...

I would love to have one of those sunburst clocks.

Fri Aug 25, 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous didi said...

Vintage bling! LOL!

Fri Aug 25, 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Cora said...

Those sunburst clocks are cool. Lucky those who still have one instead of replacing it with something blander and more modern.

This place is unusually large for a jewellery shop. Though it's nice to see that much space.

Fri Aug 25, 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Samantha said...

I thought it was pretty cool and seeing those old dresses were cool too, it's like how the average woman shopped! Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri Aug 25, 06:14:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

That is one massive jewelry store, but back in the day they used to sell a whole lot more than jewelry. :-)

Sat Aug 26, 12:41:00 AM  
Blogger kyramac said...

My mother worked there when I was in high school. That was in the days of big ratted hairdos, jeweled shoes, big jewelry, and over-the-top glitz. Stevens and Sons was "the" place for jewelry and expensive gifts. They carried Wedgwood and Waterford, but they also had the corner on tacky "nouveau riche" doo-dads and trinkets. The owner kept a large cage full of parakeets back in the customer service area and they were always talking and squawking in the background. I remember it well!

Sat Aug 26, 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

Jewellery shops selling wall clocks, fine china, silver cutlery etc... are still around, though they are getting rarer. There is one not far from me which also adds optician into the mix. It's neither as large nor as swanky as this store, though. And it never had parakeets.

Sat Aug 26, 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous tkaye said...

This is almost like a museum to me. I'd be afraid to raise my voice!

Sun Aug 27, 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

I worked there for years. It was a shame to see the company die. So many good people

Fri May 07, 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Cora, it DID have parakeets.. I worked there in the 70's, and Mr. Steven's had his birds.. :)

Tue Mar 15, 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger Mary Ausitn said...

I worked there for years in the 70's. How did it die?

Fri Jun 10, 11:07:00 PM  

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