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Attention shoppers: just what you need— one more seasonal ornament

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On eBay recently, I came across a green shopping bag stamped with the gold logo of Marshall Field's in Chicago, now a Macy's. The description under the item said simply: "The store is history." So, it seems, are the bags that we, our mothers, and even Jimmy Carter, dearly loved.

Owen Edwards is co-author, with Betty Cornfeld, of Quintessence: The Quality of Having "It."

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Owen Edwards is a freelance writer who previously wrote the "Object at Hand" column in Smithsonian magazine.

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