Saturday, January 13, 2007
WWII Boomtown Buyers
Top photo: Buyers from Seattle's Bon Marche in New York
Left: Shoe Buyer Frank Sullivan wants 10,000 pairs of low-heeled shoes, will probably get them, with delays. This year 50% of his shoe budget is for "sensible" shoes, against 5% normally.
Right: Stocking Buyer Harriet Norman orders all sheer rayons she can get. Bon Marche stocking sales increased nearly 100% in 1942 over 1939. Store sells as many as 300 dozen pairs daily.
Life November 30, 1942