Manchester's has a warm spot in my family history. My mother was standing in line to purchase the mattress for her first baby when her water broke. My grandmother looked at her and said "well, you really need this now!" I was born the next day. A great shirt, well made, soft and arrived quickly.
Manchester’s was a very fondly remembered department store that was an anchor of downtown Madison for many decades. Later, there were satellite stores in several other locations around town. From white-gloved elevator operators calling out the departments on each floor to VISITING the Tea Room and SEEING Santa Claus at Christmas time, shopping at Manchester’s is a treasured memory for generations of Madisonians.
I bought the Manchesters T-shirt for my sister who worked at Manchesters many years ago. She really liked the shirt. It looks like was well made. I cannot comment on its wear at this point since it was just given as a present.
I bought a Manchester's Department Store T-Shirt and it is Old School for me since I grew up in Madison Wisconsin and remember this Department Store on the Capitol Square and at West Towne Mall later and I still live in Madison Wisconsin. I'd like to find other Old School Department Store T-Shirts like Yost Department Store, Gimbel's Department Store or H.C. Prange's Department Store.
Thank you for making the Manchester's T-shirt. I found out about it on Facebook and ordered it immediately. I have such fond memories of Manchester's and the white gloved elevator ladies. There is just no shopping experience like it today. I cried when they closed and will always have great memories..and now a great shirt!
I grew up at Manchester's..my mom worked there for many years and I got to help out once in awhile. This T-shirt reminds me of good times and good years and I am so glad to have it!!!
Very nice shirt. Arrived in just a few days! Love everything about it; design, layout, colors, sturdy cotton fabric.This shirt takes me back to my high school days and what a treat it was to be able to shop at Manchester's On The Square! I still remember one of my Christmas purchases around 1969... a gold cardigan sweater - one of my favorites back then. :-) So, thanks for the memories. A great and totally unexpected "blast from the past".
Arrived fast, looks great can't wait to wear. What place from my youth is next?
I was one of the people lobbying for Bygone Brand to add a Manchester's tshirt to their line of Madison tshirts. And when they announced its release, I leapt at the chance to purchase one for myself, and one for my little sister. We have many fond memories of being taken to Manchester's by our older sisters when we were tiny children, and continued shopping there into our 20s when they closed. The fine quality of the tshirt that Bygone Brand has produced will ensure that we'll be proudly sporting the Manchester's logo around town for years to come. As usual, they have produced an excellent product; the tshirt itself is a nice sturdy cotton and I know from previous purchases that it will launder nicely as well.