Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Florida History: Burdine's Department Store

Opened as W.M. Burdine’s Sons in downtown Miami in 1898, this popular store opened a second location in Fort Lauderdale in 1947 on South Andrews and Southwest Second Street (site of the old city hall).  At that time it was known as Burdine’s Department Store. It was bought by Federated Stores in the 1950s. In 2003, Burdine’s became Macy’s.

The ad below is from the Miami News, May 25, 1928, page 3. Ahhh, the prices: Women's hats $4; men's neckties $1; boys' fine shirts ...79 cents.


Sources: 
Gillis, Susan. Fort Lauderdale: Venice of America. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.                                                                                                                                                                                 
Broward Historical Commission
For some excellent images of Burdine's ads and the store itself, visit:  http://www.pbase.com










Tags: Florida history, Fort Lauderdale history, retail history


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