I. Magnin & Company was an Oakland, California-based high fashion and specialty goods luxury department store. Over the course of its existence, it expanded across the West into Southern California and the adjoining states of Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. In the 1970s, under Federated Department Stores ownership, the chain entered the Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas. Mary Ann Magnin founded the company in 1876 and named the chain after her husband, Isaac. The chain's flagship Oakland store was located at 20th and Broadway in downtown Oakland next to the Paramount Theatre. See "I. Magnin". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-11-11.