Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

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rainwearseeker
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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by rainwearseeker » September 22nd, 2018, 2:34 am

what do the Woolworth raincoats look like?

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by MrDoudy » September 22nd, 2018, 4:16 pm

Rubberdee, Woolies did indeed do their equivalent of the pacamac, I recall with the plastic carrying pouch, as far back as th elate 1950s at least. I remember my mother making me wear mine at all times when not going to or from school to preserve my school gabardine. I didn't need much persuading!

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by WealdenMac » September 23rd, 2018, 9:13 am

I always have to smile when posters say their mums made them wear plastic stuff. Mine had the devil's own job to stop me from doing so :)

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by Rives » September 24th, 2018, 9:47 am

WealdenMac wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 9:13 am
I always have to smile when posters say their mums made them wear plastic stuff. Mine had the devil's own job to stop me from doing so :)
I was VERY much in the former rather than latter camp. But with me it was nylon macs circa 1983

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by susanmacintosh » October 2nd, 2018, 11:22 am

Yes I remember Woolies macs. My very first plastic mac was a lovely grey translucent one from Woolworths. I'd developed a taste for rainwear in my early teens but I had to wait a few years before I got my first classic plastic mackintosh. I remember that the macs at Woolwoths were on racks by the entrance and it was so tantalising to walk past them when entering or leaving the store. So near and yet so far! I also used to try and get a sneaky feel of them as I walked past. This is my first time on this site and I just want to say how great it is to have somewhere to share my passion for rainwear, whether plastic, nylon or rubber.

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by mackintoshed » October 4th, 2018, 7:34 am

I think Susan, many of us have fond memories of seeing those mackintoshes on racks by the entrance, copping a feel and taking in the aroma. Lovely to have you on board, Susan, and to read about your passion.

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by rainwearseeker » October 4th, 2018, 10:56 am

what does a Woolworth mac look like?

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by merv » October 4th, 2018, 3:44 pm

rainwearseeker wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 10:56 am
what does a Woolworth mac look like?
much the same as any other raincoat from that era, they did quite a range over the 60s and into the 70s

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by rainwearseeker » October 4th, 2018, 8:03 pm

are there any images of them?

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Re: Woolworth's stores in the 70s to 80s

Post by Domino » October 4th, 2018, 8:34 pm

Here's a pic of the pvc raincoats they sold in 1970 (from the Woolworth's Museum site). Mostly though, they sold the semi-transparent (sometimes opaque) macs. They usually ripped easily. They came with a belt (i.e. strip of pvc) but no loops to thread it through.

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