Monday, August 13, 2012

the origin of "Big B"


Display World magazine; June 1968.

Display World magazine; June 1968
LiveMalls is honored to present an article from the 1968 edition of Display World magazine that described the process and ideas behind the design of the iconic but recently retired.Belk and Leggett logos.

A friend of LiveMalls, Dave Aldrich, from the incomparable retail blog, Pleasant Family Shopping, found this and sent it to me. It is truly a great addition to the blog and our Belk Archive. Many thanks to Dave, and I hope that everyone will enjoy the read.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas at Valley View Mall







A friend of LiveMalls has provided us with a series of photos of vintage Christmas scenes from Valley View Mall in Roanoke, Virginia. The photos were taken during the 1980s and 1990s, and give a definitive example of holiday display during the era.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from LiveMalls


It's easy to get caught up in all the business of Christmas, but LiveMalls wishes you a peaceful Christmas full of the most important things.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Ivey's of Orlando




Ivey's of Orlando, originally uploaded by ferret111.
The Yowell-Duckworth Building was built in 1913 as a department store. It eventually became home to the Downtown Orlando branch of the Charlotte, NC-based J.B. Ivey & Company department store chain. This store was closed on January 30, 1976. Ivey's was taken over by Dillard's in 1990.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Even more Belk blasts from the past...

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1937. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1937. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1939. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1940. (Pat Richardson)
Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1942. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1945. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Pattern Room, Print advertisement, 1946. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1947. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1948. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1949. (Pat Richardson)

Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina.Print advertisement, 1953. (Pat Richardson)

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Efird's, revisited

 Efird's, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1937. (courtesy Pat Richardson)

 Efird's, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1938. (courtesy Pat Richardson)

 Efird's, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1953. (courtesy Pat Richardson)

 Efird's, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1956. (courtesy Pat Richardson)

 Efird's, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1956. (courtesy Pat Richardson)

Efird's, Charlotte, North Carolina. Print advertisement, 1942. (courtesy Pat Richardson)

Previously on LiveMalls
Efird's, Charlotte, North Carolina

Monday, September 12, 2011

SouthPark; Charlotte, North Carolina. Morrison Boulevard facade, showing part of the Thalhimers(left) and Sears (right) facades. Photo taken from the Park Hotel, circa 1990. (Courtesy cantnot, via the North Carolina Room at the Charlotte Public Library)

SouthPark; Charlotte, North Carolina. Morrison Boulevard entrance, showing part of the Sears (right) facades. Photo taken August 7, 2002.

Previously on LiveMalls
SouthPark, circa 1990