Gibbs-Louis, Inc. Clothing Label

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Title

Gibbs-Louis, Inc. Clothing Label

Alternative Title

Gibbs-Louis Label

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Clothing and dress--United States
Fashion--Florida

Description

A Gibbs-Louis, Inc. clothing label. Founded in 1945 by Irving Gibbs, Gibbs-Louis was one of the most popular women's apparel stores in Downtown Orlando in the 1940s and 1950s. Along with the downtown location at 131 North Orange Avenue, there were three more Gibbs-Louis stores in nearby malls. In 1984, part of the downtown store collapsed; a wall caved in due to construction of a 20-story building next door. A year later, the store was restored. In 1990, when nearly all retail stores located in Downtown Orlando had closed, Gibbs-Louis was one of the few remaining. In late 1991, Irving Gibbs retired and sold the business to former executives of Ivey's, a department store that was later bought out by Dillard's. Only a year later, Gibbs-Louis went out of business and was replaced by Behr's Shoe Center. In 1998, Behr's closed as well. Today, the location is home to Annie's Bar and Grill.

Creator

Gibbs-Louis, Inc.

Source

Original label: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Regions Bank, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1950

Contributor

Van Den Berg, Peggy Pound

Is Format Of

Original color digital image by Rachel Williams, 2014.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Regions Bank, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

106 KB

Medium

1 clothing label

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Gibbs-Louis, Inc., Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Donated to Orlando Remembered by Peggy Pounds Van Den Berg.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Williams, Rachel
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Orlando Remembered

External Reference

Suris, Oscar. "Ex-ivey's Execs Buy Gibbs-Louis Owners Don't Plan To Change Stores' Upscale Clientele Base." The Orlando Sentinel, January 5, 1991, Business Section. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-01-05/business/9101050396_1_new-stores-ivey-wiley.
"Gibbs-Louis Store Restored." The Orlando Sentinel, November 4, 1985. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1985-11-04/business/0340220272_1_gibbs-south-wall-collapse.
Feigenbaum, Nancy. "Longtime Retailer May Take Space At Gibbs-Louis." The Orlando Sentinel, July 3, 1992. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1992-07-03/business/9207030381_1_behr-shoe-center-downtown-store.
Feigenbaum, Nancy. "Gibbs-Louis Will Ask To Liquidate." The Orlando Sentinel, August 19, 1992. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1992-08-19/business/9208190291_1_gibbs-bankruptcy-liquidate.

Transcript

Gibbs-Louis
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

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Original Format

1 clothing label

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