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The Final A&S logo from the early 1980's up to the 1995 closing. This was the store's most popular logo for Its Terrific!!! campaign 


This site is dedicated to the Abraham and Straus (A&S)department store chain which was taken over by Macy's in 1995 after its parent company Federated dropped the Brooklyn based chain which has been around since the late 1800's, some turned into Macy's,Bloomingdale's and Stern's which is now defunct or sold to other stores (i.e Sears,Boscov's).

the future: Since A&S's demise in 1995, Macy's has almost eliminated every chain in the country,even in their Federated brand's such as Rich's,the bon marche,Jordan Marsh,Burdines...... In 2005 federated department stores merged with May department stores eliminating their brands such as Filiene's,Hecht's,Strawbridges............., but leaving the Lord and Taylor nameplate.Most malls throughout the country are using big box stores such as Target,WalMart and Kohls to have mega size stores to take over former Federated and May chains which have a Macy's in them. Macy's has Currently over 800 stores nationwide and a lot of stores in New Jersey especially some former Bamberger's in the older malls like Cherry Hill,Menlo Park,Eatontown and Paramus.........  

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A another former Abraham and Straus converted to Stern's at the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa,NY which is now a mega size Wal-mart.

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A former Abraham and Straus store converted to Stern's now Boscov's at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown,NJ

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An A&S store in White Plains,NY which is now a Macy's

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A newer Abraham and Straus store lasted only couple of years till Bloomingdale's took over this store at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City,NY

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Here is an Interior shot of a mall entrance for an A&S store at the Walt Whitman Mall in Hunington Station,NY 

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If you could look far its another mall entrance for an A&S store at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove,NY

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This was a former A&S in Trumbull,Ct at the Westfield Trumbull Mall  the only store in that state which was a former Jordan Marsh then turned into a Macy's which is now closed a new Macy's store was built at that shopping center.

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if you could look to the left on this picture,you could see a red A&S sign behind those trees at the Queens Center Mall store this sign is in red unique and now is a Macy's 
 
 
I came across this page and it had shopping bags from Abraham and Straus stores mainly with the new logo on its pretty cool check it out!!!!

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A Abraham and Straus shopping bag from the 1960's very retro!!!

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this is the A&S shopping bag from the holiday season featuring Abearham the bear and Straus the mouse which were a set of plush dolls sold during the Christmas season I guess Macy's inspired this idea.

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What I call the taking off logo shopping bag from the early 80's

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Classic hat box from the 1950's

A&S locations then and now!!!!!!!!
 
New Jersey
 
Eatontown-Monmouth Mall(changed to Stern's in 1995- 2001, reopened in the fall of 2001 as Boscov's.
 
Woodbridge-Woodbridge Center (sold to sears in 1995.
 
Short Hills/Millburn-Mall At Short Hills (converted to macy's in 1995
 
Paramus- Paramus Park Mall (converted to macy's in 1995
 
Did You Know ,A&S would have opened at fifth New Jersey location at the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold during the 1990's it was a proposed Stern's before that but Macy's opened in its place in 1998.
 
New York
 
Manhattan- A&S plaza/Manhattan Mall (converted to Stern's in 1995 and closed in 2001 no one has replaced the store there
 
Garden City-Roosevelt Field Mall(this store at least had the last logo on it besides the manhattan store closed in 1995 and reopened as Bloomingdale's
 
Manhasset-Americana at Manhasset(converted to macy's in 1995
 
Valley Stream-Green Acres Mall (converted to macy's in 1995
 
Nanuet- Nanuet Mall (converted to Stern's in 1995 closed in 2001 and reopened as Boscov's
 
Yorktowne Heights-Jefferson Valley Mall (converted to Macy's in 1995
 
Hunington Station-Walt Whitman Mall (converted to Macy's in 1995
 
Brooklyn-Flagship store (converted to Macy's in 1995
 
White Plains-White Plains Galleria(converted to Macy's in 1995
 
Rego Park-Queens Center(converted to Macy's in 1995
 
Lake Grove-Smith Haven Mall(converted to Stern's in 1995 closed in 2001 after Stern's went out of business and is now demolished
 
Massapequa-Westfield Sunrise Mall(converted to Stern's in 1995 closed in 2001 and now has a Wal-Mart in its place
 
Pennsylvania
 
King of Prussia-King of Prussia mall(closed in 1987 sold to Strawbridge's
 
Willow Grove-Willow Grove Mall(closed in 1988 the last A&S to close in the Keystone State sold to Strawbridge's until their closing in 2006 now Boscov's
 
Connecticut
 
Trumbull- Westfield Trumbull(formely Connecticut Post Mall) former G Fox,Jordan Marsh,was A&S from 1992 to 1995 and converted to Macy's in 1995 this store closed  and a newer Macy's store was built at this mall

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ITS TERRIFIC!!!

A CON WEBPAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pics of malls around the country and see some former A&S locations on there

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