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Canadian Fashion Connection – D. Gardner & Co., c. 1870 – 1890

In preparation for our exhibition next year in honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, I am researching some of the more obscure Canadian labels in the collection and am starting with what may be the oldest. From the waistband of a black satin afternoon … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Ottawa Department Stores

Ottawa was one of the few Canadian cities to have local department stores successful enough to deter national chain department stores like Eaton’s, The Bay, and Simpsons, from locating in the city earlier than they did. Until the 1950s, Ogilvy’s, … Continue reading

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