Vintage photos of lost Shopping Malls of the '50s, '60s & '70s
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posted by Keith @ 2/14/2007
What a lovely example of the fine art of display window design.My uncle worked as a display window designer for a local department store in the 1960s. By the time I grew up he had shifted to doing displays for electronics shops though, which wasn't nearly as cool.
Reminds me of the movie Mannequin. Love that film. You can just the dork who designed it dancing with the mannequin after hours.Why are creative department store windows so dead nowadays?
Not everywhere. London department stores still have creative window displays, particularly around Christmas. Germany looks pretty bleak in that department though. Only one department store in my town still shows a modicum of creativity in its window displays. A couple of smaller stores have nice window displays, Very much is up to the store owner and/or manager in that respect.Still, it's nothing compared to the sort of window displays you saw in the 1950s and 1960s.
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