Shopping in Days Gone By: The New York Ladies' Mile Tour

Between the Civil War and World War I, the Ladies' Mile (a stretch of Manhattan below 24th street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue) thrived with the hustle and bustle of female shoppers, who were enjoying the freedom and of shopping alone for the first time. Virtually all of the city’s great department stores were located along this stretch, including well-known retailers like Macy’s and Lord & Taylor, and long-forgotten stores like Ehrich Brothers, Adams Dry Goods, Stern Brothers, and Siegel-Cooper & Company. Read More...
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