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Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation's Capital
     

Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation's Capital

by Michael J. Lisicky, Jan Whitaker (Other)
 

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Affectionately called Woodies" by loyal Washingtonians, the beloved department store Woodward & Lothrop stood at the heart of downtown for over a century. Crowds flocked to the flagship store on the F Street shopping corridor to find better service and the season's fashions. The store and its employees shared in the best moments in the lives of Washingtonians,

Overview


Affectionately called Woodies" by loyal Washingtonians, the beloved department store Woodward & Lothrop stood at the heart of downtown for over a century. Crowds flocked to the flagship store on the F Street shopping corridor to find better service and the season's fashions. The store and its employees shared in the best moments in the lives of Washingtonians, from the elaborate holiday window displays to the Wedding Service department that helped countless brides choose their china patterns. For weary shoppers, the Bake Shop and seventh-floor Tea Room offered city favorites such as Wellesley Fudge Cupcakes and Chicken Pot Pie. Department store historian Michael J. Lisicky brings readers back to the store's golden age, chronicling the enterprise that made it a retail giant and the missteps that brought the store to its much lamented closing in 1995. Through interviews with store insiders, vintage images and a selection of recipes, Lisicky reveals the magic and the memories behind Woodward & Lothrop. With an introduction by Tim Gunn, American fashion icon and television personality."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626190603
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Series:
Landmark Department Stores
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
679,371
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Michael Lisicky is a nationally-recognized east coast department store historian and expert. He is the author of several bestselling books including, Hutzler's: Where Baltimore Shops. He has been featured in Fortune Magazine and on the CBS Sunday Morning show. He resides in Baltimore, and is an oboist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Jan Whitaker is an internationally known department store expert and historian. She is the author of several books including Tea at the Blue Lantern Inn: A Social History of the Tea Room Craze in America, The World of Department Stores, and Service and Style: How the American Department Store Fashioned the Middle Class.

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