Meet Me Down by Schuster’s (Vintage Department Store Memories & Collectibles) | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important |

Like many people, my first jobs were in retail. It was work I actually loved; but retail doesn’t pay enough to support a family, so I left it & got a college degree. Years later, I still consider myself to be a “retail brat” — and so I collect vintage retail store items. Like most collectors, I tend to focus on the names that mean something to me. For me, these are the department stores of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.