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Entry from April 07, 2011
Loud & Tacky (Lord & Taylor nickname)

Lord & Taylor began in New York City in 1826 and is described in the Wikipedia as “the oldest upscale, specialty-retail department store chain in the United States.” The nickname “Loud and Tacky” has been cited in print since at least 1999, but has had infrequent use.


Wikipedia: Lord & Taylor
Lord & Taylor, colloquially known as L&T, or LT, based in New York City, is the oldest upscale, specialty-retail department store chain in the United States. Concentrated in the eastern U.S., the retailer operated independently for nearly a century prior to joining American Dry Goods (later renamed Associated Dry Goods Corp.). Today, Lord & Taylor is the sole surviving department store nameplate from Associated, as well as from May Department Stores. Lord & Taylor is wholly owned and operated by NRDC Equity Partners. NRDC bought the chain from Federated Department Stores in October 2006 as Federated sought to concentrate on the Macy’s chain after their purchase of May Department Stores (with all May department store nameplates having been converted to Macy’s), and because the Lord & Taylor brand conflicted with Federated’s Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s brands.

Following its acquisition of Lord & Taylor, NRDC Equity Partners has since acquired Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada. In 2008, NRDC’s portfolio of retail companies became components of a new multinational limited partnership, Hudson’s Bay Trading Company, L.P.

Lord & Taylor consists of 46 stores and lordandtaylor.com.

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From: (Aerogasm1)
Date: 1999/07/02
Subject: Re: Pennsylvania

Christiana has Lord and Taylor and a Macy’s (halfway decent stores), but that’s it! Argh! We need Nordstroms! We need Saks! We need Neiman Marcus! This is especially distressful for me and my mother because we are Native New Yorkers and not used to this shopping draught! There is one redeeming quality in Delaware shopping—tax free. Thank god my Loud and Tacky has an (albeit small) Smashbox counter!

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brian.slater
2005-12-30, 02:42 AM

Barnes and Ignoble {Barnes and Noble} (went there today)
Home Despot {Home Depot}
Loud and Tacky {Lord and Taylor}
Bugger Thing {Burger King}

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LA84
Posted 09 September 2006 - 10:26 AM
(...)
Even when Nordstroms, Bloomies, Magnins, Bonwits, Needless Markup, Loud and Tacky (er, I meant Lord and Taylor) and Saks moved into the City all my shopping was at Marshall Fields and Carson Pirie Scott (which also announced this week they are closing their State Street location).

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Pet Names for Retail/Restarant Chains
11/27/2006
John “Angry Old Fat White Man” F. says:

Here are mine, feel free to add yours.  Some of the following are not originally made up by me:
(...)
Loud and Tacky=Lord and Taylor

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