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Mark Shale Through the Years

Since 1929, when we opened our doors as the Al Baskin Store, the fashion industry has seen a lot of changes…and so have we. The store was initially named for our founder and later changed to Mark Shale, after Al’s 2 children. The Baskin family still owns Mark Shale today. Check out some of our favorite memorabilia. 

The 1960's

The 1960’s were a time for teenagers to find their own personality and style and decide their own beliefs and futures. In 1962, Mark Shale was one of the first retailers to add a department specifically for high school and college students. Shortly thereafter, many retailers started targeting the same age groups, and it’s still a large market share today.

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