Wednesday, October 04, 2006

DeSoto Square Mall Vogue Shop

Bradenton, Florida - February 10, 1977

Groovy mannequins (sporting the ever-fashionable pantsuit) and clothing display, inside the Vogue Shop, in DeSoto Square Mall.

Mall history: 1973 - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2

(image courtesy the Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Groovy is certainly correct! For some reason this is one of my favorite pictures here so far. In a way, kind of eerie looking.

Wed Oct 04, 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

Oh dear, the pant suit, that blight of late 1970s/early 1980s fashion. My Mom had a blue one in the early 80s, which I nicknamed the postman suit, because it looked just like a postman uniform. That's one bit of fashion I certainly don't want to see back.

That said, I do like the look of those mannequins. The blouse and the dress laid out before the feet of the mannequins look good as well. It's just the pant suits that are pure horror.

Wed Oct 04, 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger Simon Templar said...

Reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode "The After Hours" from 1960. Very cool.

Wed Oct 04, 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, I agree with Cora wholeheartedly. The pants suits were horrible back in the day. But the dress laid out in front is groovy.

Wed Oct 04, 08:11:00 PM  

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