5. The 10th Floor of Lord & Taylor Was Once Reserved for ‘Men’s Interests’
During the Great Depression, Lord & Taylor’s 10th floor was reserved for “men’s interests,” and included a men’s entrance on 38th Street that led directly into the shop. The variety of items sold on this floor included aprons and chef’s hats for barbecuing. Besides this, there was also a men’s smoking room inside the store.
Today, Lord & Taylor has two men’s sections on both the 9th and 10th floors, selling everything from active wear and shoes to accessories and suits.