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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 2000's Continuing in our leading edge heritage of store design, we opened our new flagship store in Chicago to rave reviews and an international award for design.

The web space continued to grow throughout the 2000’s. Recognizing the need for more emphasis on digital marketing, we decided to expand our focus on the internet and implemented a social media strategy to improve the online shopping experience and allow us to chat with our favorite people—our customers!

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