Shopping Spree – Part 10

By Christopher Jan 13th, 2011 in Stores
Shopping Spree – Part 10

Montgomery Ward, Huntington Beach, California. Circa 1966

Let’s kick off the new year by spending some of that hard earned money at the local shopping center. Perhaps a new color television, that black suit that’s now on sale or why not a new kitchen appliance for the wifey? There is something for everyone. Where shall we go first? Montgomery Ward, SS Kresge, Publix or Woolco?

I am sure many of you have fond (or perhaps not so fond) childhood memories visiting these stores as a kid. For more shopping adventures and photos head over to the always splendid Pleasant Family Shopping. And don’t forget to check out the other posts in the shopping spree series. Which is your favorite chain or stores that are still alive today?

Montgomery Ward circa 1963

Above: Montgomery Ward circa 1963

Publix circa 1958

Above: Publix circa 1958

Shoppers at Publix circa 1958

Above: Shoppers at Publix circa 1958

The Dairy Section at Publix circa 1972

Above: The Dairy Section at Publix circa 1972

Publix Winter Haven circa 1958

Above: Publix Winter Haven circa 1958

S.S. Kresge circa 1959

Above: S.S. Kresge circa 1959

S.S. Kresge circa 1960

Above: S.S. Kresge circa 1960

Woolco, East Brunswick, New Jersey circa 1965

Above: Woolco, East Brunswick, New Jersey circa 1965

Woolworth, Denver circa 1963

Above: Woolworth, Denver circa 1963

Christopher

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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