Relics of a Bygone Era
Today, it's easy to go on a shopping spree without leaving your couch — or taking off your pajamas, for that matter. But it wasn't long ago that shopping was an event, and heading downtown to a massive, glittering department store might even require getting dressed up in your Sunday best. Sadly, many of these iconic retailers have been shuttered, snapped up by competitors, or demolished. Here are 19 of the many department stores we'd love to have a chance to explore one more time.