Who could forget the Clifford's women strutting down a catwalk to the Carpenter's Yesterday Once More. The commercial's as iconic to Winnipegers as its green sign lighting up the mannequins on Portage Avenue.

But Clifford's was not a child of the eighties. Opened by John Pollock back in the 30's, the women's clothing store grew out of Winnipeg's North End. Today the mannequins are gone, but the Clifford's sign still holds history in its shattered neon tubes.