Joseph Magnin, San Francisco, California




Joseph Magnin Co., Inc.
77 O'Farrell St.
Stocton & O'Farrell
San Francisco, California







Palo Alto
University Avenue & Bancroft St.
1928/1935/1946

Reno, NV
136 N. Virginia Street
1940

San Mateo
42 3rd Avenue
(February 1943-February 1950)
4th Avenue & San Mateo Drive

Sacramento
10th & K Streets
September, 1946
30,000 s.f.

Oakland
15th & Broadway
November, 1948

Lake Tahoe
Cal-Neva Resort
1950

Walnut Creek
Broadway Plaza
November, 1951

Stonestown
Stonestown Shopping Center
1952

Country Club Centre
Sacramento
1954

Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto
1955
25,000 s.f.

Valley Fair
San Jose
1956

Modesto
McHenry Village
November, 1957

Hayward (#15)
280 Foothills Blvd.
November, 1957

Las Vegas, NV
3201 Las Vegas Blvd., South\
1958

Ventura
597 E. Main Street
(at Chestnut)
March, 1961

Oakland
Kaiser Center
1962
30,000 s.f.

Berkeley (#20)
Bancroft Center
2650 Bancroft Way
August, 1964
8,000 s.f

Topanga Plaza
Canoga Park
August, 1964
18,000 s.f.

Santa Barbara (#22)
October, 1964

Buenaventura
Oxnard
March, 1965
21,000 s.f.

Del Amo Fashion Square (#23)
Torrance
April, 1965
24,000 s.f.

Century City
October, 1965
38,000 s.f.

Glendale Fashion Center (#27)
Sherman Oaks
13750 Riveside Drive

Santa Rosa
Coddingtown Center
1966

Concord
Sunvalley Mall
1967

South Coast Plaza (#30)
Costa Mesa
March, 1968

La Habra Fashion Square (#31)
August, 1968
24,000 s.f.

Palm Springs (#32)
Desert Inn Fashion Plaza
July, 1968
26,000 s.f.

Fashion Valley (#33)
San Diego
October, 1969
30,000

Citrus Heights
Sunrise Mall
1967

Honolulu, HI
AMFAC Center
745 Forst st.
1971

Honolulu, HI
Pearlridge Center
1972


Los Angeles
Broadway Plaza
700 W. Seventh St.
October, 1973
10,000 s.f.

Eastridge
San Jose
1978

Meadowood Mall
Reno
1978

Coming in due course.




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14 comments:

  1. There was also a store in Carmel at the Carmel Plaza. I. Magnin was in the front of the shopping center on Ocean Avenue and JM was in the back. It closed and sat empty for many years before Saks relocated to that space from Monterey.

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  2. When JM relocated from Downtown Reno, they opened in Park Lane Mall, Plumb Lane and S. Virginia St. Meadwood Mall followed that location.

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  3. The "Other Magnin" as it was known in the industry. Much trendier than I. Magnin and had its own flair, it is one of the overlooked stores in San Francisco department store history as wll as American department store history.

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  4. @ ANONYMOUS...Thank You for that bit of trivia. I was a Buyer for Saks and I always wondered if that was built as a Sak's or if it was acquired. Unfortunately, both stores in the Carmel Plaza are now gone.

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  5. The Hayward store (on Foothill Blvd (not Foothills) was in the Foothill strip, across from the Capwell's store. Later, the JM moved to Southland Mall and the downtown store closed. The Southland store should be included in the list

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  6. The Oakland store, still standing, is at 20th and Broadway - not 15th. When I moved to Oakland after law school in 1989, the store was still in operation and had large crystal chandeliers on the first floor. An elegant store even then. It was across the street from the Capwell's "Lace House" store also mentioned on this page.

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  7. Does anyone know in what year (or about what year) the big arrow supergraphic was added to the J. Magnin store in the Valley Fair mall in San Jose, California?

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  8. Also there was one located at Kahala Mall in Honolulu Hi . Loved that Store !

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  9. After being considered the "step child" Magnin, JM finally did flourish by the late 60s as a force to be recognized. It pioneered "mod" fashion and created California trends which went country wide. It's ads were unique and usually did not even mention the stores name...customers knew it was JM and not IM. Now, sadly they are both gone.

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  10. There was also a store in Fox Plaza in San Francisco

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  11. There were three locations in Denver - downtown, Cherry Creek, Cinderella City

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  12. Bit of trivia: The legendary Doris Day's wardrobe for her '70's television show was from Joseph Magnin. Remember her yearly "fashion show" segments and her wild spiral staircase show opening? Classy lady.

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  13. Anonymous 06Aug13 is confusing I Magnin w/ Joseph Magnin; the latter was indeed at 15th Broadway before relocating to the Kaiser Center; the location later became Goldman's flagship.

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  14. My stepfather, Lee Cuningham, was credit manager for JM from about 1942 to 1944. As a teenager during the war years, I got a summer job at the Call Bulletin Newspaper. I was a copy girl and delivered advertising copy to all the major dept. stores including the Emporium, the White House, I Magnin, City of Paris, and more. I rode the cable cars back when they were used for transportration, not sight-seeing. I couldn't stand on the fenders, though, because I was a girl.

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