Lerner Stores Corporation

Lerner Stores Corporation
Item# 1892

Lerner Stores was founded by Joseph Jay Lerner in 1907 in New Yor City. Michael, Charles and Samuel Lerner were all involved in the company.

From the 1960s it was controlled by Meshulam Riklis through his Rapid-American holding company, which controlled the McCrory Stores five and dime, with which it was often co-located.

In 1985 its 798 stores were purchased by The Limited. It was sold in 2002 as Lerner New York/New York & Company.

Brylane, the former Lane Bryant uses the Lerner trademark for catalog sales.

Broadway lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner, who died in 1986, was the son of founder Joseph Jay Lerner.

Close Up of Vignette:

Certificate: Common Stock, issued in the 1950s

Printer: Quayle & Son, New York

Dimensions: 8 (h) x 12 (w)

State: MD-Maryland

Subject Matter: Retail and Related | Specialty Retail

Vignette Topic(s): Allegorical Featured | Allegorical Angel | Unique Theme

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas and body, toning from age.

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