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> Stores In Sauchiehall Street, Large stores on Sauchiehall St in the 60s
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post 23rd Mar 2016, 10:20pm
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C&A decided to stop operations in UK. They are a Dutch firm and still have stores in Europe, including Spain, where there is one just over an hour from me. BHS was of a later era.


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post 23rd Mar 2016, 10:34pm
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Oh - OK - thanks bilbo.
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post 24th Mar 2016, 06:37am
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Boots the Chemist had a fairly large store on that part of Sauchiehall Street too.

Watt Bros is still there but is much smaller and kind of grotty now. In 1959 it was a really nice store where I bought my wedding dress yes.gif
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post 24th Mar 2016, 09:48am
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QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 23rd Mar 2016, 09:07pm) *
Whatever happened to C&A?

C&A's was one of my favourite shops in the 50s and 60s, Betsy, when I worked in nearby Bath Street. Marks and Spencers, close-by in Sauchiehall Street was another of my haunts. I liked window shopping at the classy shops in the street, but C&A and M&S were both more suited to my budget!


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post 24th Mar 2016, 04:05pm
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Me too, SKL. The posher shops weren't always up to date but C&A had the current fashion without breaking the bank.
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post 24th Mar 2016, 06:16pm
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Aw me too I loved C & A. I can picture myself as a wee lassie spending ages trying on loads of hats in there. laugh.gif Right up to date fashions at affordable prices it was a brilliant shop. smile.gif
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post 24th Mar 2016, 08:23pm
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BHS was of a later era.


Yes it was of a later period but before that I recall that the shop was called MOTHERCARE was it not and was that not about the right time period?

MOTHERCARE was taken over/bought out and absorbed by BHS.


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post 24th Mar 2016, 08:37pm
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I really liked the C&A because when I lived in Scotland
there was always a good chance that I would find
a pair of ladies pants with a long enough leg length .
Also trying on ladies hats on a Sat. afternoon , along
with a couple of pals , we had a great time biggrin.gif

There was also a restaurant just past Hope street
but on Sauchiehall St.
I'm sure made the best pizzas in town , even
my mother enjoyed them . but I have since
forgotten the name .

. It was a great Street , yes.gif







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post 25th Mar 2016, 12:28am
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QUOTE (angel @ 24th Mar 2016, 07:45pm) *
I really liked the C&A because when I lived in Scotland
there was always a good chance that I would find
a pair of ladies pants with a long enough leg length .
Also trying on ladies hats on a Sat. afternoon , along
with a couple of pals , we had a great time biggrin.gif

There was also a restaurant just past Hope street
but on Sauchiehall St.
I'm sure made the best pizzas in town , even
my mother enjoyed them . but I have since
forgotten the name .

. It was a great Street , yes.gif


In the event of a misunderstanding,
It's the name of the restaurant I
have forgotten not my mothers name.

Her name was Ma and granny
My name is Mum and grandma . biggrin.gif


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post 25th Mar 2016, 07:56am
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Angel, it was possibly Dinos restaurant you're thinking of. They had the first pizzas I ever saw, back in the late 50s, and were fantastic.


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post 25th Mar 2016, 08:37am
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Early 60s I used to go often to Dino's , which at that time was in Buchanan Street, by the Underground station. Spaghetti Bolognese was the "in thing" then. I was only once in the Sauchiehall Street one, but that was in more recent years. Sad to hear it is now closed.


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post 25th Mar 2016, 08:47am
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Aw remember the huge doughnuts in the windows of Dinos. smile.gif It's a miss like everything else that used to be in Sauchiehall Street. sad.gif
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post 25th Mar 2016, 09:00am
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Talking of missing.......BHS might not be about for much longer. Philip Green sold it for a penny to a venture group and market analysts reckon it no longer fits the high street. It's bound to either change radically or close.

The shop in Sauchiehall St is in, what was, a new building. No idea what was on that bit of land before, bordered by Sauchiehall St, Renfield St, Bath St and Hope St.


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post 25th Mar 2016, 03:39pm
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I'm enjoying reading about all these stores.
C&A was good and it was more affordable than some of the other large stores.

Was Littlewoods around in the 60's?
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post 25th Mar 2016, 06:36pm
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QUOTE (ashfield @ 25th Mar 2016, 08:04am) *
Angel, it was possibly Dinos restaurant you're thinking of. They had the first pizzas I ever saw, back in the late 50s, and were fantastic.



Cheers ashfield , smile.gif


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