• Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Rink’s for Coats

    The last “Friday Favorite” was about the former Joseph Rink family home; next week’s will be Rink’s Cloak House, reportedly one of the first department stores in the USA devoted exclusively to women’s clothing and...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Fall 1896, New York Store

    September 1896–How tiresome and drab I find my wardrobe of late… Today: shopping. I must find a new autumn jacket–the mutton sleeves and high collar now in favor will suit me well. How smart shall...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Vintage Wedding Style

    You know the old saying: when a bride wears “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” on her wedding day, a happy marriage is sure to¬†follow. If you start with a dress in...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ad: the Model Clothing Store, 1895

    From 1895 is this advertisement for the Model Clothing store. How children’s fashions have changed! The Model was located at 41-49 East Washington Street and 2-22 South Pennsylvania Street in the late 1880s and 1890s....

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: That Ayres Look

    From collection of Thomas Brown, one of our longtime faithful readers, comes this L.S. Ayres advertisement. This is the very first “That Ayres Look” advertisement that ran in Vogue, March 15, 1936. The featured suit,...

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