Lost Department Stores of New York
Join Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers as you take a quick stroll down the legendary Lady’s Mile and explore the aisles of some old favorites like Alexanders, B. Altman’s, and Gimbel’s.
- Learn how the first NYC department store started with some revenue from Irish linen
- Explore how early department stores where the trendsetters in new architectural forms in the 18th Century behind the first to employ things like cast iron and elevators
- Discover how these old department store buildings have been repurposed and preserved over the years
- Virtually Stroll down the Ladies Mile
Photos courtesy of Robyn Roth-Moise
About the event:
From more recent losses like Lord & Taylors and Henri Bendels to department stores you may have never heard of like Ridley’s and Koch and Co, the New York City department store has set the tenor for so many shopping, lifestyle and architectural trends in this city. Join Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers as you take a quick stroll down the legendary Lady’s Mile and explore the aisles of some old favorites like Alexanders, B. Altman’s, and Gimbel’s.
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