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June 9, 2000: Jenss or Ames for dad? Two ends of the retail spectrum

Fifteen years ago this week, two of Buffalo’s favorite retailers, each from a different end of the department store spectrum, were offering men’s clothing choices for Father’s Day.

Discount retailer Ames offered shirts and shorts for dad for a low $7.77.

Jenss Men’s Store at the Boulevard Mall was going after a slightly different demographic with its Tommy Bahama line shirts, marked down from as much as $115.

Ames left the retail scene in 2003 when the chain filed for bankruptcy. Jenss closed its department stores in 2002, but continues to sell home items and gifts at Reed’s Jewelry locations.

11 jun 2000 Ames for Dad

08 jun 2000 Jenns

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