Bonwit Teller

Spotted: Shopping Bags of Stores Gone By

Did you notice all of the fantastic period shopping bags in last night’s episode of Mad Men? In one scene we see Peggy return from a curtain shopping expedition with a bag from E.J. Korvette; later, Megan and her mother board the elevator with an armload of boxes and a Bonwit Teller bag. At first glance these might seem like arbitrary props, but like any of Mad Men’s period details, it’s clear that each bag was carefully and thoughtfully chosen. Read More...