Nretrospect: Adieu, Jamie

It was inconceivable, but signs in the windows announced a closing sale at Jamie. For 50 years, Jamie Stream brought the best European and American designer clothing and accessories to her eponymous store. The first boutique in Hendersonville became a shopping destination. Its reputation — and square footage — grew as it moved to Bandywood, Park Place and finally Harding Pike, where it remained for more than 25 years.

Jamie was not just a store but also the site of many fundraising events, frequently for the Nashville Humane Association. It was home to Private Edition, Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry, and Woo Skincare + Cosmetics before they had brick-and-mortar locations. We scoured its racks for our biannual fashion issues, beginning with these looks in 1994 and 1995 and almost every fashion feature that followed. Among stores great at giving shoppers what they want, Jamie stood out by giving them what they didn’t yet know they wanted.