Barney Pressman pawns his wife's engagement ring and uses the cash to open a 500-square-foot men's discount clothing store on Seventh Avenue and 17th Street. His slogan? "No Bunk, No Junk, No Imitations." 1930s Barney builds his business with cheeky…

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