I can't say I had any experience with Stern's. The Glover family seemed to prefer Goldberg's, Gimbels, Swern's, S.S. Kresge, and F.W. Woolworth for Christmas shopping. The Sun Ray store was where the stocking stuffers came from.
HI TOM.....STERN'S WAS MOSTLY A FURNITURE STORE ON NO. BROAD ST AND COMPETED WITH HURLEY-TOBIN'S FOR YOUR NEEDS. WE BOUGHT OUR FIRST BEDROOM SUITE FROM HURLEY'S THAT CONSISTED OF FOUR PIECES AND MATTRESS FOR $99.00. MERRY XMAS.