Photo courtesy of Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society. Circa 1960s.
Yvonne Courtney recalls, “The ladies department was always tight. The racks were sometimes circular, and then sometimes rectangular. Always silver, lovely chrome looking racks but they were so tight with clothes it was hard to pull them apart to just move the stuff to see the fashions. But they were really smart because they would have mannequins around the areas so you saw something you like – hey Austin knew where it was and what size it was going to be in, etc.” Austin Clarke, who Yvonne remembers, was one of Riff’s buyers who would decide what was sold in the store each season.