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Retail Pioneers

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— 34th Street district —

 
Retail Pioneers wayside image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
1. Retail Pioneers wayside
Inscription.  
Front:
Hello…
I was a model in the 1914 fashion exhibition “Les Promenades des Toilettes,” and wore this evening gown by couturier Gustave Beer. The annual show brought the glamour of Paris couture to Gimbles at 33rd Street..

Back – Top:
Retail pioneers built the first large stores on Sixth Avenue between 32nd and 34th Streets in the early 1900s. Over 100 years later, these blocks are still part of one of Manhattan’s shopping districts.
Bottom:
“We are not satisfied until our customers are.”
- Adam Gimbel, founder of Gimbels department stores and one of the early proponents for excellent customer service in retail, 1842.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 44.932′ N, 73° 59.312′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway north of West 32nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West 333rd Street, 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. Greeley Square (a few steps from this marker); New York Tribune
Retail Pioneers venue image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
2. Retail Pioneers venue
The Broadway side of the Manhattan Mall
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jerry McAuley’s Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Martinique and McAlpin Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackie Robinson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herald Square (about 500 feet away); Broadway Tabernacle Church (about 500 feet away); R.H. Macy & Company (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Retail Pioneers. The Manhattan Mall and the Herald Center are listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. Gimbels. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Saks Fifth Avenue. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. E.J. Korvette. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

4. Manhattan Mall. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Retail Pioneers, front detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
3. Retail Pioneers, front detail
Retail Pioneers wayside, back image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
4. Retail Pioneers wayside, back
Retail Pioneers wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
5. Retail Pioneers wayside, back detail
Panel 1
Retail Pioneers wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
6. Retail Pioneers wayside, back detail
Panel 2
Retail Pioneers wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
7. Retail Pioneers wayside, back detail
Panel 3
Retail Pioneers wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
8. Retail Pioneers wayside, back detail
Panel 4
Herald Center, formerly E.J. Korvettes, originally Saks 34th Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 7, 2009
9. Herald Center, formerly E.J. Korvettes, originally Saks 34th Street
The Manhattan Mall, formerly Gimbels image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 25, 2019
10. The Manhattan Mall, formerly Gimbels
The Gimbels name lives on, if not the stores. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 16, 2017
11. The Gimbels name lives on, if not the stores.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on August 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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