Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Window display, 1915

Window display, 1915

Glass display cases at The Economic department store in Whanganui contain hats and gloves. Glamorous displays, both within the shop and in its windows, were an important part of the allure of department stores.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: 1/1-016364; G
Photograph by Frank J. Denton

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Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - The heyday of department stores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22197/window-display-1915 (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010