The Paisin's began quarter-page advertising in the Chicago Tribune in September of 1951.
Not much information is available about the store or Seymour. It was "THEE" place to shop for high fashion, second only to Chicago's Downtown.
|Chicago Tribune, September 13, 1951|
|Ruth & Seymour Paisin|
Visit our Souvenir Shop
By Neil Gale, Ph.D.
Funny, we grew up in Rogers Park, and I don't remember my mother ever going there. Downtown, yes, and Old Orchard, but never anywhere local.ReplyDelete
Very respectfully, but the shop could not have closed in 1980. I was working there that entire year. Seymour had a limited presence by then, but his son-in-law ran operations. Very elderly clientele, with saleswomen who had known many for years, in addition to one or two pretty young Russian or Ukrainian women.ReplyDelete
In the 1950's my grandmother had the dress shop directly across the street. It was Lillian's Smart Shop. Along with L Star several blocks west, the three stores formed the high fashion triangle and gave downtown competition.ReplyDelete
My Aunt shopped here probably from time it opened in 50s until she died in early 1960s.ReplyDelete
She and husband on N.Lakeview and then in Sauganash. Very Well Dressed Lady.
In the 60’s, I remember Wally Phillips, the WGN morning radio personality, giving away scarves under the Seymour Paisin brand. Seemed that all the ladies wanted one.ReplyDelete