From their humble beginnings in the middle of the 19th century, department stores quickly became defining cultural institutions for cities and towns across America. They delivered stylish, affordable merchandise with panache and provided entry-level employment for millions. Now, just 150 years later, all of Boston’s unique flagship stores are gone. Come take a walk down memory lane with Carol Harper and Steve Pinkerton as they review Boston’s rich retail clothing history and share stories about its fine department stores while visiting the graves of some of the most notable owners.
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