"Where did you get this Lorraine?"
It was repeated often, this sniplet of conversation. Extraordinary things you haven't seen for 20 years or more, my friend Lorraine was buying at this mysterious establishment. Finally, enough was enough. I had to see for myself.
It is a wonderland. A mishmash of kitsch and nostalgia and childhood delights.
Where else could you find such an assortment of hairnets...
and bras so unromantically merchandised...
just name it and you will find it.
It is just like the five and dime we used to break our piggybanks to shop.
Thank you so much Lorraine for our time-travel Friday excursion.
Bruce Variety is in Bethesda, Maryland. Treat yourself to a trip to this legendary store.