Internationally, the dollar was king.  By 1970, there were 17 Judy's.. “It was the place to shop. Judy's was a chain of clothing stores, based in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.Marcia Israel (Mrs. Lawrence Israel, later Marcia Israel-Curley) founded Judy's in 1946 and ran it until 1989 when she sold it to Laws … The Van Nuys-based company, founded with one store in 1946, has about 1,000 employees. “It was the first young boutique of our generation,” Israel said. Several top companies were founded in the 1970’s. The chain expanded rapidly during the 1970s, largely by plowing profits back into growth. This year, Chain Store Guide celebrates its 80th anniversary. In the quarter that ended in April, Judy’s lost $195,000. For whoever winds up with control of Judy’s, the major problem will be how to cope with the company’s chief market, a notoriously fickle group of consumers called “juniors.” Today, the Judy’s chain consists of 70 women’s clothing stores and 34 men’s clothing stores in five Western states, chiefly California. No one at the time of Apple’s inception anticipated that a literally, home-grown computer manufacturer, which had emanated from such humble beginnings, would eventually redesign personal communications. Est. Judy’s, the Van Nuys-based clothing store chain, is holding discussions about selling the company to an unidentified, out-of-state clothing concern in a $31-million deal. But in many ways, Israel has continued to run the company like a private one. Women took to the streets and the halls of Congress demanding equal rights, and Richard Nixon was forced to resign in the wake of the Watergate scandal. They were the first to capitalize on the emergence of the junior customer.” And some teen-agers were only too glad to take part in the trend. The backlash began with ‘discounting’ in the late 1960’s, and continued into the 70’s. I remember Thom McCann, and we had a Judy's downtown. Judy’s, the Van Nuys-based clothing store chain, is holding discussions about selling the company to an unidentified, out-of-state clothing concern in a $31-million deal. Est. I have an old dress with the words LOVE & tiny peace signs knitted into the fabric. Thus in 1976 Costco came on board under the Price Club name, its initial location in a converted airplane hangar in San Diego. 1970’s fashion included platform shoes which appeared on the fashion scene in 1971 and often had soles two to four inches thick. In 1983, the first Costco warehouse location was opened in Seattle. By 1975, it was exported to American and greatly helped to automate and increase efficiencies. Westerners visiting the Soviet Union often discovered long lines outside food stores and were even approached by Soviet citizens seeking charity such as an orange, soft drinks or cigarettes that may have ‘accidentally’ found their way across the border. 1980s Clothing Home > Mens and Womens > 1980's 1980s Clothing in Any Size All 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s Mens Womens Both All Clothing Dresses Iron-Ons Jackets Jumpsuits Neckties Overalls Pants … Sr citizens, do you remember the gentler TV series like The Halls of Ivy and December Bride? It is all here. They also carefully planned this grand, new organization to make sure that as it saved customers dollars, those savings were a direct reflection of a carefully, tightly run organization.