Burdine's: Sunshine Fashions & the Florida Store

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The story of the Sunshine State's most famous store actually began in Bartow, Florida, where William Burdine and a partner founded a small dry goods store. When his partner left the business in 1897, Burdine made the decision to move his store to a dynamic frontier town on the far southeast coast of Florida--Miami. By the early twentieth century, many Floridians were familiar with Burdine's famous Sunshine Fashions that reflected the relaxed, subtropical locale and helped define the region's identity. Join Miami historian Seth Bramson as he relates Burdine's storied history, when the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor perused elegant displays and customers frequented the tearooms for a slice of the famous--and decadent--pecan pie. There will never be another store quite like Burdine's.
ISBN: 9781609493981
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Landmarks
Images: 97
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Seth Bramson is Miami's foremost and premier historian. He is America's single most-published Florida history book author and has appeared as a featured guest or commentator on Florida history programs on A&E, Discovery Channel, Florida Public Broadcasting, FX's The Collectibles Show, History Channel, Learning Channel and Turner South Network, as well as all five local Miami television stations. The founder of the Miami Memorabilia Collectors Club, his collection of Miami memorabilia and Floridiana is the largest in private hands in the country. His collection of FEC Railway and Florida transportation memorabilia is the largest in the world; it is larger than the state museum's collection and larger than the Flagler Museum's collection. He is adjunct professor of history and historian in residence at Barry University and adjunct professor of history at Florida International University, where he teaches all of the university's South Florida and Florida history courses.
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