4. The Prince of Wales Was Rumored to Come to the Opening of Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated its opening day with flashy window displays, featuring a $3,000 pigskin trunk, $1,000 raccoon coats, a chauffeur’s livery and “foot muffs” for automobile trips. The Prince of Wales was also rumored to be in the store, alongside the mobs of people that attended the launch.

According to newspaper reports, a stampede made its way to the men’s shop on the sixth floor as women flooded into the aisles to catch a quick glance of him. Unfortunately, the Prince of Wales was actually nowhere near the store at the time; the source of the rumor came from the fact that an English leather bag was reportedly shipped to him from the store.