Lost luxury

  • Updated: December 9, 2012 - 8:22 PM


The list of higher-end retailers that have come and gone from the Twin Cities includes some big names.

Bloomingdale's, 1992-2012: The New York-based retailer never caught on in the Midwest.

Conservatory, 1987-1998: The upscale downtown Minneapolis shopping center included FAO Schwarz, Orvis, Harold, Williams Sonoma and Mark Shale.

Frank Murphy, 1931-1996: The upscale downtown St. Paul women's clothing store closed in 1996, although Frankmurphyfashions.com hints at a new store.

Jackson Graves (the last store closed in 1988 in Galtier Plaza in St. Paul): The women's clothier had multiple Twin Cities and Rochester locations.

Neiman Marcus, 1991-2013: The Texas-based retailer is expected to close on Nicollet Mall on Jan. 31.

Polo Ralph Lauren, 1989-2007: The preppie retailer did not relocate in the Twin Cities after closing on Nicollet Mall.

Saks Fifth Avenue, 1989-2005: The retailer replaced its full-priced store in 2005 with a Saks Off Fifth outlet.

Young Quinlan (the last store closed in 1985): The high-fashion women's and men's clothier had five stores at its peak.


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