• The World of Department Stores

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Who first introduced Manolo Blahnik to Americans: Vogue, or one canny buyer at Bendel’s? Here, author Jan Whitaker pays homage to the great retail palaces—from Harrods to Barneys to Galeries Lafayette—where trends are formed, careers are launched, and shoppers are (sometimes) satiated. With photographs and ephemera from all over the world, this lavish book goes beyond in-store extravaganzas to the history of these consumer institutions, the personalities behind them, their vast range of goods, unique architecture, advertising, and associated sociological trends.

Jan Whitaker, Hardcover with jacket, 268 pages.

Abrams Books
H 12.50” W 9.50” D 1”
4.50 lbs

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