11 South Shields and Boldon store scenes from the past - from River Island to Bon Marche and Marks and Spencers to Peter's Bakers
Let’s face it. They are the people we come face to face with on most days.
But do you recognise any of the people in these South Tyneside shop and store photos from the past?
They all come from the Shields Gazette archives and show favourites such as Bon Marche, Wickes, Asda, River Island and Desire at Debebhams.
Some supported charity while others were pictured on a special day for the store.
Perhaps you can spot a work colleague in one of our photos or maybe you were in the picture yourself. The only way to find out is by joining us on a retro journey down the aisles.