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

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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, 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.
ISBN: 9781626190603
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: Landmarks
Images: 85
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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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