Category Archives: Shop Windows

Store Windows – Musée Grévin, c. 1921

Not really a store window but rather a tableau from the Parisian waxworks Musée Grévin of fashions, decorations, and furniture from an undated spring… I am guessing it’s probably 1921. The museum thought the clothes were by Poiret, and one of them … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – 100 years of men’s fashion in 1922

Interesting picture of a store window showing a hundred years of men’s fashion 1822 – 1842 – 1862 – 1882 – 1902 – and 1922. I am guessing this image is probably from Macy’s in New York as its founder, Roland … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – Knocking off Schiaparelli in 1939

I ran across this undated window of Arnold Constable & Co. and I suspect these are knock-offs of Schiaparelli’s summer 1939 collection that was inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Eiffel tower”

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Oak Hall Ready-to-Wear Menswear, c. 1902

This is the interior of Oak Hall Clothiers at 333 Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, ca. 1902. The garments on the table are men’s jackets folded inside out in stacks, presumabley arranged by size. It’s not clear if this … Continue reading

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Auto Mannequins, 1950

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Mannequins as Muses

The tall, slim, faceless or headless white mannequins found in most store windows are not selling reality and that has spurred on a trend for more realistic mannequins – perhaps too realistic if American Apparel is indicative of the trend. A … Continue reading

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I want that one – to the right, a little higher… higher… nope, next to it…

From Popular Science magazine, July 1936:

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Shop Windows – April 1971

The diverging fashion image and generation gap is apparent in these two windows, both on view within a few weeks of each other. Lord & Taylor featured full skirted romantic dresses with pussycat bows at the throat by Norman Norell … Continue reading

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Vintage Sartorialist – June 14, 1932

Ladies Day, Ascot races, Berkshire, UK    

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Shop Windows – Eaton’s 1924

Ladie’s swimwear, Eaton’s Toronto, 1924. Timothy Eaton, the founder of the Eaton’s department store, was a strict Methodist. In keeping with his beliefs, the store’s show windows had curtains that were drawn every Sunday until the 1950’s to avoid tempting … Continue reading

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