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Tea at the Blue Lantern Inn: A Social History of the Tea Room Craze in America

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The Gypsy Tea Kettle. Polly's Cheerio Tea Room. The Mad Hatter. The Blue Lantern Inn. These are just a few of the many tea rooms - most owned and operated by women -- that popped up across America at the turn of the last century, and exploded into a full-blown…
World Of Department Stores
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|November 3, 2014

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Who first introduced Manolo Blahnik to Americans: Vogue , or a canny buyer at Bendel’s? Where under one roof can shoppers find Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, and Hermès? Here are the great retail palaces—from Harrods to Barneys to Galeries…
Service and Style: How the American Department Store Fashioned the Middle Class

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Downtown department stores were once the heart and soul of America's pulsing Broadways and Main Streets. With names such as City of Paris, Penn Traffic, The Maze, Maison Blanche, or The Popular, they suggested spheres far beyond mundane shopping. Nicknames…
Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation's Capital

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Affectionately called “Woodies” by loyal Washingtonians, the beloved department store Woodward & Lothrop stood at the heart of downtown for over a century. Crowds flocked to the flagship store on the F Street shopping corridor to find better service and the…