Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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It was the Birmingham department store from the 1960s through 2003 when it closed its doors in the city. There was nothing quite like it, and Birmingham shoppers treasured the experience of special departments with unique services, quality clothing that was selected from high end fashion designers from New York and Los Angeles, and yet personable sales help who knew shoppers by name and knew their preferences as well.
As part of our "Birmingham: Before and After" exhibit, the Birmingham Museum has created a "Jacobson's Experience," featuring a store-like setting with clothing and accessories straight off Jacobson's shelves. Stop in to check out our hands-on display with a Jacobson's scarf-tying brochure that lets you experiment with sample scarves and a mirror, or take a moment to write down some of your favorite memories of Jake's. A slide show of 1960s fashion photos is a treat, and gives a real sense of Birmingham back in the day. Plus, the designer fashion is out of this world.
This popular exhibit is being held over for now, but we don't know for how long, so don't delay! See what has been bringing 'oohs' and 'aahs' from visitors who remember the Jacobson's experience.