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Friday, July 5, 2013

RATHBUNS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD WAS ONCE A SHOPPING MECCA

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY           2013

For more than three decades Rathbun's Department Store was key shopping location in the San Fernando Valley. Established before malls, Rathbun's was one of the few high style stores in the Valley. Shopping downtown Los Angeles was an occasion for holidays.


2 comments:

Studio said...

My mother shopped at Rathbuns when I was a kid. I went there by myself when I was 11 to buy Boy Scout items, as they and May Co were the only stores to allocate space for BSA (Boy Scouts of America licensed products. It had an ambiance few stores capture today.

Lemora said...

Rathbun's was part of my earliest memories of North Hollywood in the 1950's and '60's. I have photos of myself sitting on Santa's lap at Christmas time in 1952. My mother met a fellow sorority alum and lifelong friend working at the counter of Rathbuns when she first moved to California in about 1946. I can barely recognize the Lankersheim Blvd. of my childhood when I have recently driven down it. Thank you for this memory!