Memories of shopping in the ‘Husky’ section of Sears

Anna Davlantes

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 17: Customers shop at a Sears store in the Woodfield Mall on September 17, 2021 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The store, which will close it doors in November, is the last remaining Sears store in Illinois. Sears, once the largest retailer in the United States, was founded and is headquartered in Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sears just announced that they will be closing their last Illinois store at Woodfield Mall in November. Listeners share their memories of shopping at Sears, paging through the Sears Wish Book, and being taken to the “Husky” section with their parents. Also joining Anna is Crain’s reporter Ally Marotti who talks about the significance of Sears closing all its stores, what caused the retailer to decide to close, and what might replace the store at Woodfield Mall.

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