Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Daily Mall Reader

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Swinging Dayton's

TIME Magazine - Friday, Aug. 30, 1968

(Excerpt) When Twiggy made her 1967 U.S. tour, she deigned to put in a personal appearance at only one department store. The same store was one of the first in the U.S. to introduce men's Carnaby Street fashions. It has also brought in Simon & Garfunkel, Dionne Warwick, and Spanky and Our Gang to entertain shoppers. Among art fanciers, it is known and respected for its Gallery 12, which sells Tom Wesselmann nudes as well as $8,000 Marisol wood sculptures.

The store is Dayton's of Minneapolis, which has exhibited a flair for showmanship that has been emulated by some of the biggest names in U.S. retailing. Still, the showcase downtown store is only one part of the fast-growing Dayton Corp., which by the end of 1968 will include ten other department stores, eleven discount outlets and a chain of 27 bookshops.

Read the full article here.


Blogger Cora said...

So do they still exist? Or were they gobbled up by some other company? Though at least the Target and B. Dalton names are still around.

Sat Nov 25, 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, Dayton's are no longer. They and all the Hudson's became Marshall Fields stores in 2001, which then all became Macy's this year. Actually, Target became so popular since founding in '62, Target Corporation was Dayton's parent company before the switch to Marshall Field!

Sun Dec 10, 07:07:00 PM  

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