Gimbels Has It!

by Michael J. Lisicky

Gimbels Has It

Paperback, 157 pages, History Pr, List Price: $19.99 | purchase


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Gimbels Has It is Michael Lisicky's third book devoted to the grand dames of urban retail bustle. Gimbels department store enjoyed a 144-year dynasty.

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In the old days, a department store would commission a book on their 75th, 100th or 125th anniversary featuring the history of the store, complete with old photos, memories and perhaps a recipe for date spice cake with warm caramel sauce. Alas, these stores don't exist anymore, which is why I'm obsessed with this series of books from History Press that glorify the grand dames of urban retail bustle. As a child of New York who transplanted to Milwaukee, I was shocked at the love

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