Defunct department stores: Gimbels

The G is a little faded, but this ad on the side of a building on West 30th Street is remarkably well-preserved. Gimbels bit the dust in 1986 after at least 100 years as one of New York’s top department stores and longtime rival of Macy’s. Manhattan Mall now occupies its former 33rd Street site.

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4 Responses to “Defunct department stores: Gimbels”

  1. Holiday toy shopping at Gimbels in 1934 « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] department store giant started  held on until the mid-1980s. A faded Gimbels ad on 3oth Street is all that’s […]

  2. Morgan Says:

    That’s 31st Street.

  3. Anthony dennis Says:

    Gimbel’s, now that was a great store, I got my first pair of levis bell bottoms there!

  4. The lost Gimbels sign in a Midtown train station | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] few other remnants of Gimbels continue to haunt Midtown. A faded Gimbels ad on a building on West 31st Street should still be […]

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