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The May Company was a Los Angeles-based chain of mid-level department stores established in 1925 by the May family of St. Louis, Missouri. At its inception, the flagship store on Hill Street was one of the country’s largest department stores, occupying almost an entire city block.



Expansion into into other parts of the city and the suburbs began in the late-1930s, and continued right up until the company merged with J.W. Robinson stores in 1993 to form Robinsons-May.

 In 2005, Federated Department Stores bought its parent company – the May Department Stores, and Robinsons-May was dissolved in 2005-6.

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from a late-1920s coat - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a late-1920s coat

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from a 1930s wool coat - Courtesy of Hollis Jenkins- Evans

from a 1930s wool coat

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from a 1940s bed jacket - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1940s bed jacket

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from a 1950s men's sport shirt - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1950s men’s sport shirt

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from a 1960s leather tote bag - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1960s leather tote bag

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from a 1960s women's coat - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1960s women’s coat

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from a 1960s dress - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1960s dress

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from a 1960s women's coat - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1960s women’s coat

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from a 1960s women's sweater - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1960s women’s sweater

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from a late-1960s necktie - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a late-1960s necktie

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from a 1970s shirt - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1970s shirt

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from a 1970s necktie - Courtesy of TBonita Style

from a 1970s necktie

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from a 1970s men's shirt - Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage

from a 1970s men’s shirt

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