Department Stores

Department Stores

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The way we shop has undergone many transformations over the years - and a pioneer of one such change was the department store. Selling everything from clothes to cosmetics, furniture to food - the department store was a one-stop shop for consumers. Claire Masset charts the history of the department store, the innovations in retailing, advertising and technology, and the developments in fashion, design and working practices. Using evocative adverts, prints, memorabilia and photographs, the highs and lows of the high-street giants are discussed, including the golden age of department stores in the 1920s and 1930s, and their future in a modern world. Filled with amusing anecdotes, this lively book brings the fascinating world of department stores to life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 146 x 204 x 10mm | 117.93g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0747807728
  • 9780747807728
  • 504,941

About Claire Masset

Claire Masset is a writer and editor specializing in social history, art, architecture and gardens. She has a Masters Degree in Art History, an PhD in Decorative Arts and a Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History. She writes for the National Trust Magazine and many other publications.
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