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As Seen In – Marilyn Brooks goes Medieval in 1971

This green crepe dress with velvet bodice and tasseled panel was designed by Marilyn Brooks for Simpsons’ department store in fall 1971. The dress appeared in a full page advertisement in the Toronto Telegram on September 9, 1971 featuring all three … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – 1954 subway fashions

In May 1954 Toronto became the first Canadian city to have a subway. To advertise the grand opening, Simpson’s department store did a series of windows showing what the well dressed rider would be wearing in the subway.

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Who wears short shorts – in 1937?

I would love to know the back story on this photo! It was taken in front of the Simpsons department store in Toronto in 1937. I am assuming the two women in the short shorts are chorus girls on a … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – St. Regis Room, Simpsons

(Originally blogged October 22, 2009) Last week the Hudson Bay Company’s announced it was going to reopen ‘The Room’ in its Toronto flagship store at the corner of Yonge and Queen streets. This store was once the Simpsons department store … Continue reading

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