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About johnnysells

Johnny-Sells is an online retail store in Chicago. We carry a wide variety of products including women's & men's clothing, shoes and accessories. We also carry collectibles, including Christopher Radko Christmas ornaments and Dept 56 buildings.

Another Happy Customer!

  Happy customer Jay Kelly proudly models his Johnston & Murphy shoes from Johnny-Sells! “I can walk all day in these shoes!” Jay exclaimed after trying them on.  And that’s saying a lot for this public relations professional who often … Continue reading

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From Picking Cotton to Turning Down $700,000 Offers

I met a 92 year old man today.  He was having a moving sale.  His daughters and their friends were actually running the sale and he was overseeing the operation.  His family had lived in the house for 60 years … Continue reading

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RIP Grete Waitz

Grete Waitz 1953 – 2011 Click here to read about Ms. Waitz Grete Waitz (pronounced “vites”) was a marathon runner from Norway who won 9 NYC Marathons. She was also a very nice lady who once bought me a Coke. … Continue reading

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Gotta Stop Hitting that Space Bar Twice

  When I learned to type in the 1960s, one of the hard and fast rules was that you always leave two spaces after every sentence. That way, the reader knew that one thought was completed and another was to … Continue reading

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A Delicious Recipe to Help You Celebrate the Jewish Holidays

Delicious Holiday Challah Bread Recipe. Happy New Year!

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Johnny-Sells Speaks Your Language

See something you like, but don’t speak English? Send me a message in your language and I will try to translate it using an online translator. I will try to reply in your language. Johnny-Sells parle votre langue ! … Continue reading

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We Ship All Over, Even Tajikistan!

If you see something you like on Johnny-Sells, we’ll ship it to you, now matter where you are*.  We’ve shipped to Thailand, Botswana, Argentina, Norway, Russia and good old Tajikistan.   We sold a Samsonite leather briefcase to a buyer … Continue reading

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How I Wrap Delicate Objects

We shipped a Hurricane Lamp to Thailand.  It’s actually an electric model, but it’s a lot like the old oil fueled models they use in actual hurricanes.  Here’s the lamp before any wrapping.  Two large parts and a smaller part … Continue reading

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Vive Le Concorde! Long Live the Concorde

Britain and France are both major countries and economic powerhouses.  But in the 1960s, they had a bit of an identity crisis.  After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union became the dominant world powers.  Britain and … Continue reading

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Cool thing we have sold – Farmall Tractor Model

Several years ago, when we sold for other people, we got a call on the night before Thanksgiving to go to the house of a friend of a friend.  Mary Ellen lived in an apartment in an old Italian section … Continue reading

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