FIND OUT: where boys and girls got their buttons and bows
Sisters Cheri Schuster and Jody Freid share memories of a happy place to shop.
Buttons and Bows was a children’s clothing store founded by Miriam Price and located at 702 E. Jefferson Boulevard. Many longtime South Bend residents remember Buttons and Bows as a happy place where they later brought their children to shop. Miriam was an amazing woman who balanced career and family while always being impeccably dressed with a smile on her face. She employed many women in the Jewish community who offered friendly and personal service. At one time there were stores located in South Bend and Mishawaka.
Watch the video below to hear sisters Cheri Schuster and Jody Freid reminisce about Miriam and shopping at the store with their family.
Miriam Price, a Sinai Synagogue member, owned Buttons and Bows for 33 years from approximately 1962-1995. Another Jewish-owned children’s clothing store was the Little Folks’ Shop, which was owned by the Alberts family in downtown South Bend.
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