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Doctor Damage

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Someone has apparently unearthed a shoe store in the U.S. which has been closed since the 1960s.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ar-perfect-condition-albeit-little-dusty.html

http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/12/19/the-forgotten-family-shoe-store-closed-for-40-years/

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LuvMyMan

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Not sure but this may be something already come to light a year or so ago....if it is the same one.?????
 

Stanley Doble

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There must be hundreds of such places in dying rust belt cities. I have seen similar sights in small towns where nothing ever happens. Not in main street shops but in the offices upstairs.
 

LuvMyMan

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Wow...yes you are correct that this is going on all over. I wish I could find one like this...I'd make a very serious offer even if I had to borrow a hundred grand.....lol!
 

Papperskatt

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I must say that I'm a bit surprised by the number of oxford boots (or any dress boots for that matter) in a store opened in the 40s (and closed in the 60s); I'd have imagined that they would've gone out of fashion long before that. Then again I guess that's the reason that they are still there, they didn't get sold. A lot of the boots look like they are from the 20s or earlier.
 

LuvMyMan

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This story is 2 years old. Sadly, most of the inventory (especially the older items) are so dried out as to be unwearable. a tragedy.

Ahhh HAH! I thought so...but non the less....would be so nice.....I would have attempted to save shoes...cadillac them to death.....but what can we do? I would hope anyone that comes to finding a store like this would let us all know....really I would take out a major loan to have purchased all of that at one time...you can bet they would have accepted $60,000.00 for everything. And it there is one thing we can do here it is save a shoe...dry or no....lol!
 

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