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Jag67
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« on: May 03, 2005, 04:50:57 PM »

Remember when Department stores had their own brand of electronics, toys, etc.?

Penney's did untill the late 80's I think, Sears untill the Mid-late 90's, K-Mart until the early-mid 90's, and Mal-Wart still does (Durabrand). You guys would know better than me.

I'll start. Here's a K-Mart brand Focal (Remember Focal?) blank tape from around 1992. Meemories..

At one point I had a 1976 Sears Free Spirit 10-speed with bicentennial trim that I picked from the garbage, but a neighbor wanted it so I sold it to him. I may have a pic of it somewhere, I'll have to look.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005, 04:51:35 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2005, 04:57:30 PM »

i remebr Caldor sold stuff like that ike Caldor Loshtion and Shampoo and such

i dont like the store brand food like Stop & Shop soda or milk ect
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005, 05:16:44 PM »

this may not count as a "department store" but Big Y world class markets have their own brands AND the brands have TV commercials advertising VERY convincingly to chose "Big Y Brands"

and yes the brand is called Big Y brand cool
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2005, 05:56:35 PM »

Don't forget the K-Gro garden products sold by Kmart.  :roll::roll:
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2005, 06:19:44 PM »

Ohh K-Gro. just the other day when I was at my Uncle's house I spotted a packet of some thingys made by K-gro. BTW, he also has a K-Mart brand Clock/AM radio he bought in 1972. And it still works!! (Barely). It' a mess- the hands broke off of the clock years ago, the radio appuratus is jingling around inside, even a big chunk of the corner has been taken out. Despite all this, it STILL works. Hee keeps it in his garage. Next time I'm over I'll get a pic of it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 06:37:48 PM »

Here's a K-Mart cassette. (BTW, "The Sleepwalker" is one of the great 39 episodes of 'The Honeymooners" I teped them for listening to in the car)
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2005, 08:17:18 PM »

Kmart used to put their name on everything, but quality issues had them stop the practice. I remember reading about this in one of the Kmart books that was sold on Amazon (it gave you a preview of the 1st few chapters)
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2005, 08:20:48 PM »

White-Westinghouse kitchen electrics were made only for Kmart in the past years.  I don't know if it's still that way today ?
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2005, 04:22:06 AM »

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Here's a K-Mart cassette. (BTW, "The Sleepwalker" is one of the great 39 episodes of 'The Honeymooners" I teped them for listening to in the car)



AW COOL! THAT SHOWS THE OLD KMART 1970s LOGO!

THE BEST OF THEM YET!

AND I think Kmart still sells KGRO because that logo's familar

Kmart was very clever with their brands

OH OH AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE "ONLY AT AMES" BRANDS TOO YOU KNOW!!!!!:bigsmile:
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2005, 04:30:45 AM »

Yep...I like old exclusive K-Mart merchandise. You know the Focal tape I posted? There's an older one at my school that has the old k-Mart logo on the back..where it "now" says K-Mart corporation. I wish they still sold them. K-Mart quality..
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2005, 08:34:09 AM »

*Krap-mart quality
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2005, 12:59:10 PM »

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*Krap-mart quality


I was being sarcastic lol:insane:. Everybody used to make fun of K-Mart for the cheapness of their "off-brand" stuff. But still, they're better than Sprawl-Mart:roll:
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2005, 01:56:31 PM »

how about this for a new name?

Kres-mart     Kresge mart


AND THE BRANDS WOULD BE Kres-mart brands

cool


GO Krap-mart! lol :insane::insane:

Actually GO Kres-mart LOL LOL LOL LOL :insane::insane:
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2005, 01:58:57 PM »

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Remember when Department stores had their own brand of electronics, toys, etc.?

Penney's did untill the late 80's I think, Sears untill the Mid-late 90's, K-Mart until the early-mid 90's, and Mal-Wart still does (Durabrand). You guys would know better than me.

I'll start. Here's a K-Mart brand Focal (Remember Focal?) blank tape from around 1992. Meemories..

At one point I had a 1976 Sears Free Spirit 10-speed with bicentennial trim that I picked from the garbage, but a neighbor wanted it so I sold it to him. I may have a pic of it somewhere, I'll have to look.
Please post your products.



OMG they started making things in china as early as 1992?!:o:o:o:o:o:o
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2005, 04:47:39 PM »

Yeeeep. That must've been even weirder at the time, because in 1992 most blank VHS tapes were still made in Japan. I guess that's what our friend C. Fontaine meant by "Krap-mart quality"..heheh, just kidding. It' a good tape. I think the older one at my school library was made on Korea.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2005, 03:12:03 PM »

hear a Caldor Match thingy
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2005, 03:37:17 PM »

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hear a Caldor Match thingy




its called a match box lol:insane:


CALDOR WAS THE ULTIMATE IN MODERN STORE DESIGN!


IT WAS ART!:holysh:cool:bigsmile:
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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2005, 12:05:34 AM »

I have an Ames matchbook:D


By the way, I don't hate Kmart, all off-brand stuff is humorous, especially the ripoff names they make for them... like Nutty Nuggets!
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2005, 01:48:13 AM »

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I have an Ames matchbook:D


By the way, I don't hate Kmart, all off-brand stuff is humorous, especially the ripoff names they make for them... like Nutty Nuggets!

my guess is that the Caldor & Ames machies bouth must have been mad some tiem in the late 70's im saying that cause they bouth look dated
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2005, 04:24:01 AM »

heres something Caldor pools!!

:bigsmile:Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2005, 08:05:39 AM »

Jeez at last Caldor's stores had DECOR unlike Hel-Mart here...angry

BTW My dad just bought a very old K-Mart timer at a garage sale today. There was also an old K-Mart box fan
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2005, 04:52:46 PM »

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Ohh K-Gro. just the other day when I was at my Uncle's house I spotted a packet of some thingys made by K-gro. BTW, he also has a K-Mart brand Clock/AM radio he bought in 1972. And it still works!! (Barely). It' a mess- the hands broke off of the clock years ago, the radio appuratus is jingling around inside, even a big chunk of the corner has been taken out. Despite all this, it STILL works. Hee keeps it in his garage. Next time I'm over I'll get a pic of it.


here's the radio
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2005, 05:05:34 PM »

Target has there own brads of food too
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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2006, 11:09:59 PM »

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Originally posted by Jag67
Remember when Department stores had their own brand of electronics, toys, etc.?

Penney's did untill the late 80's I think, Sears untill the Mid-late 90's, K-Mart until the early-mid 90's, and Mal-Wart still does (Durabrand). You guys would know better than me.

I'll start. Here's a K-Mart brand Focal (Remember Focal?) blank tape from around 1992. Meemories..

At one point I had a 1976 Sears Free Spirit 10-speed with bicentennial trim that I picked from the garbage, but a neighbor wanted it so I sold it to him. I may have a pic of it somewhere, I'll have to look.
Please post your products.



OMG they started making things in china as early as 1992?!:o:o:o:o:o:o


They made chinese junk even before this...and that has to be older than 1992......
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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2012, 09:43:32 PM »

Even Hills Department Stores used to have their own Hills Brand Items as well. Does anybody happen to have any Hills Brand Items at all that would happen to be from their health & beauty department that are still brand new and have never been used that they would be willing to sell to me? I would be very interested in purchasing them from anybody interested. I have tried searching for them on Ebay as well as amazon.com, but there never seems to be any available. If anybody is interested please feel free to send me a message through the message-board.

Here is a picture of some of the Hills Brand health & beauty items that I am talking about. I must give credits to the http://tokensafari.com/hillsstores/ website, due to the fact that this image is from their website.

Please keep in mind that there are a lot more items than this, but these are just a few examples.
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2012, 08:21:25 PM »

It won't hurt my feelings if you tell me I collect too many things! Here's some stuff I have around the house, starting with Kmart:
Some cassette tapes from about '85-86. These were recorded by some unknown lady, part of a set of maybe 6 tapes, all from Kmart.



A Kmart radio from my collection, still in the box. My wife picked this one up for me at a thrift store.


Service manuals for Kmart TV sets made by Admiral:


Rubbing compound, found in a house we used to rent:

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« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2012, 08:25:46 PM »

IGA? Gotcha covered:


Acme? I'll start with this can from the early American Stores Company days:





A couple other things to throw in:

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« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2013, 06:56:30 PM »

Don't forget the K-Gro garden products sold by Kmart.  :roll::roll:

I remember kgro! could they have chosen a more generic crap sounding name?

I would really like to see some more of these if anyone has pictures

From: http://historysdumpster.blogspot.com

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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2013, 05:34:22 PM »

Here is a interesting one a korvettes box fan from a "Abandoned Isolation Hospital" in new jersey



the video i caught this in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZHY4_uWEv8
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