H.P. Selman’s and Co was a high end ladies and children apparel and accessories store in Louisville, Kentucky . It was founded in 1904 at Walnut and 4th Streets. In 1953, H.P. Selman’s, then owned by Grier Corporation , was bought then by Thal Bros. Selman’s was sold in 1961 for $1 million to Weiss Bros., aka Gus Mayer’s ( Weiss bought Gus Mayers in 1934) and used both H.P. Selman’s and Selman’s labels from at least 1958 – 1966. Weiss didn’t change the Selman’s name to Gus Mayer’s until 1970.
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