B. Forman Co., Rochester, New York







Lower Level
Gift Shop • Linen Shop • Gourmet

Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Fashion Jewelry • Handbag Collections • Gloves • Accessory Collections • Sportswear One  • Stocking Collections • Cosmetics • Hat Bar • Stationery • Men's Shop • Luggage

Second Floor
Sports Shop • Coats • Suits • Dresses • Designer Salon • Designer's Spare Parts • The Gallery • Fur Salon • Bridal Salon • SHoe Salon • Intimate Apparel • Loungewear • Shape Salon • Junior Lingerie • 

Third Floor
Young World • Miss Forman, Jr. • Look Shop • Third Floor Dresses • Women's Shop • Gala "3" • 

Fourth Floor
Auditorium • FAO Schwarz Toy Bazaar • Executive Offices



Culver-Ridge Plaza
March 5, 1957


Pittsford Plaza
March 10, 1968

Long Ridge Mall
1971

Irondequoit

Perinton



Coming in due course.



11 comments:

  1. I'm looking for a picture of a bridal show in Formans bridal dept some time in the Spring of 1963 or 1964. I was one of the employee models. My picture was in the newspaper. My copy of that newspaper picture has been lost over the years. I would appreciate any help I can get to get a copy.
    Best Regards,
    Joanne Verso Doyle

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  2. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is available through newspapers.com for a fee. You can download JPG or PDF files of anything that appeared in the newspaper.
    - Bruce

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  3. I was friends with Neil Parisella who was the head of the display dept he was amazing..I loved that store and that time in my life

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  4. I worked in B. Forman's bridal dept and lingerie dept in the mid 60's. I loved working there. I hate that downtown is gone.

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  5. Does anyone know who can appraise a mint condition wedding gown from the 60s . It is made by Bianchi of Boston and New York and on the side of the box that it is preserved in ...it is written “B. foreman 1962”.The gown is amazing ! Did B Forman have any daughters ? Did they sell Bianchi gowns ? It looks like a one of a kind ! Can’t find anything similar?? Train must be at least 8 feet long or more and it is made of Heavy silk.
    Whoa
    TY
    Mindy

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  6. Ops I am learning how to do this sorry I sent too many times.

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    Does anyone know who can appraise a mint condition wedding gown from the 60s . It is made by Bianchi of Boston and New York and on the side of the box that it is preserved in ...it is written “B. foreman 1962”.The gown is amazing ! Did B Forman have any daughters ? Did they sell Bianchi gowns ? It looks like a one of a kind ! Can’t find anything similar?? Train must be at least 8 feet long or more and it is made of Heavy silk.
    Whoa
    TY
    Mindy

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  7. Hi! I am looking for pictures of B formans store or ads from the 1920's that I could purchase?

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    1. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is available through newspapers.com for a fee. You can download JPG or PDF files of anything that appeared in the newspaper.
      - Bruce

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  8. The library should have a subscription to newspapers.com so you can get access for free

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  9. My Grandmother worked as head of the hosiery repair dept. Forv20 years 1928 to 1948 she was 35 when she passed away. Do you have any photos from that time period?

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  10. I worked at Formans the summer of 1965. First in swimwear on the 2nd floor. Main job was preventing customers from switching tops and bottoms for a better fit. Then, Daytime Dresses on the 3rd floor in the back corner. Specifically for old ladies. At $14, Shelton Strollers were our most expensive. The others were $7. Everybody needed assistance and alterations. I loved my customers. I had lunch with some of them at McCurdy's lunch counter.

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