Younkers: The Friendly Store

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When shoppers went to Younkers, they experienced something magical. Celebrities signed autographs, chefs gave cooking demonstrations and Miss Universe discussed the latest styles in swimwear. The flagship store, a showplace in the heart of downtown Des Moines, boasted dazzling selling spaces equipped with the first escalator and air conditioner in the state. The Tea Room established a legendary reputation for its food, fashion shows and Theater Nights. A great place to work, it gave thousands of teens their first paychecks and afforded hundreds of associates a lifelong career. Join Vicki Ingham for Younkers' journey to become one of the most important department store chains in the Midwest.
ISBN: 9781467119955
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Iowa
Series: Landmarks
Images: 69
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Now a freelance writer, Vicki Ingham spent nearly thirty years in book and magazine publishing as a staff editor and writer. She is a member of Preservation Iowa, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Des Moines Art Center.