New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
7 West 34th Street
— 34th Street district —
The newest styles from Orbach’s department store were met with excitement at the 1939 World’s Fair fashion show, where I modeled this coat. Known for commissioning copies of French couture designs, Orbach’s offered its customers high fashion at low prices every season.
Foot traffic grew along 34th Street and Fifth Avenue throughout the 1900s as stores moved to the area. By the 1950s, 34th Street was well populated with mass market retailers.
“My main point when I was starting out was that I was trying to reach a class of people who were intelligent and not necessarily rich…”
- Nathan Orbach
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 40° 44.932′ N, 73° 59.126′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 34th Street west of Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 W 34th St, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Glory Atop The Empire State Building (here, next to this marker); The Empire State Building33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Empire State Building (about 300 feet away); B. Altman & Company (about 400 feet away); The Former Aberdeen Hotel (about 500 feet away); Broadway Tabernacle Church (about 600 feet away); Jackie Robinson (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Orbach's. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.