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Virtual: Lost Department Stores of San Francisco: Six Bygone Stores That Defined An Era

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Date/Time:
Wed, October 21, 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Location:
Zoom information provided upon registration., San Francisco CA 94115
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Registration Period:
08/15/2020-10/21/2020
Price:
This event is brought to you free of charge courtesy of The Stanford Women's Club of San Francisco.
Contact:
Kathy Trafton, '78, MA '80
650-245-8735

The Stanford Women's Club Of San Francisco is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of its founding this year. We're delighted to present "Lost Department Stores of San Francisco: Six Bygone Stores That Defined an Era", which focuses on the history of the early days of San Francisco.

In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco’s merchant princes built grand stores for a booming city, each with its own niche. The I. Magnin empire catered to a selective upperclass clientele, while middle-class shoppers loved the Emporium department store, with its Bargain Basement and Santa for the kids. Gump’s defined good taste, the City of Paris satisfied desires for anything French and edgy, youth-oriented Joseph Magnin ensnared the younger shoppers with the latest trends.

San Francisco’s Lost Department Stores looks back at the strong, colorful personalities who created six major stores that defined shopping in San Francisco before the days of the Internet.

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Virtual: Lost Department Stores of San Francisco: Six Bygone Stores That Defined An Era
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

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