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Mark Shale Oakbrook location

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by soxpats, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. soxpats

    soxpats Senior member

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    Does anyone know if the Oakbrook location is still open? I will be there Thursday and was going to stop in. I like that store to bad they are closing down.
     
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    SoGent Senior member

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    don't really know but would be interested in how many stores they have left in Chicago.
    really hated it when they shut Atlanta store down.
     
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    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    Closing for good.lots of great items @ 30-40% markdown.
     
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    comrade Senior member

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    Sad. I left Chicago in '88.
    At the time there were two major
    independent trad clothing stores
    in Chicago: Mark Shale, and Brittany, Ltd.
    There was also an independent in Oak Park,
    the name of which I forget. In addition, there
    was Ultimo which specialized in very high-end Italian
    clothing- also gone. The story seems to repeat itself as it has for
    the past two decades, despite the so-called
    "return of the suit"
     
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    ^^ sad indeed. while checking store items over the weekend, I caught a conversation with a longtime employee. I asked him what's going on..he said the private equity owners decided to liquidate. not sure about the accuracy of this claim..
     
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    Hate to hear that. Loved their Dallas Galleria store, which closed a few years ago.
     

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