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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 1980's

The 1980’s witnessed an explosion of suburban shopping malls. Shopping was the new entertainment. We rode the wave with new store openings in Dallas, Atlanta and Minneapolis. Designers became the focal point of fashion and Mark Shale became a home for many of the up-and-coming designers.

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