Going up, going down : the rise and fall of the department store / by Helen B. Laurenson.
By: Laurenson, Helen B.Material type: BookSeries: AUP studies in cultural and social history: 2.; AUP studies in cultural and social history: 2.Publisher: Auckland University Press, Auckland, N.Z. : 2005Description: vii, 165 pages : illustrations (1 color) ; 20 x 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 186940341X (pbk.) :.Subject(s): DIC (Drapery Importing Company of New Zealand Ltd) -- New Zealand -- Wanganui -- History | Department stores -- New Zealand -- Auckland -- History | Retail trade -- New Zealand -- Auckland -- History | Department stores -- New Zealand -- History | Retail trade -- New Zealand -- History | Retail trade -- New Zealand -- Auckland -- HistoryDDC classification: z381.141 Online resources: Online order form
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Reflecting New Zealand's distinctive and sometimes quirky history, this lively account serves as a reminder of the role New Zealand Department stores played as cultural icons until their near demise after the success of the suburban shopping mall.
1. Ground floor - going up -- 2. First floor - mantle showroom, millinery, Manchester and Mercery -- 3. Second floor - children's department : 'a million choices' -- 4. Top floor - tearooms : going down.
Ground floor-going up -- First floor-mantle showroom, millinery, Manchester and mercery -- Second floor-children's department: 'a million choices' -- Top floor-tearooms: going down.
"This account of the New Zealand department store with its photographs will revive many memories, raise some smiles and remind us of the role of a cultural icon which was also a dominant player in the urban economy. Helen Laurenson charts the historical pattern from the confident presence of the department stores in the 1920s, when expansion and consolidation marked their status as major retailers in cities and provincial towns, to their rapid decline in the 1960s as shopping malls sprang up in the burgeoning suburbs. Her extensive research has uncovered many entertaining stories and fascinating facts about stores like Kirkcaldie and Stains, Ballantynes, Farmers' and George Court's and she also includes much of interest about the layout of the stores, the people who worked there, and the goods they sold."--BOOK JACKET.
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