Friday, 12 February 2010

A tweed Ben Zuckerman jacket, probably once paired with a skirt. The jacket has a large black fur collar, likely mink, and also features large buttons and pockets on the side of the jacket.

This jacket has a label from John Wanamaker's, which was the first department store opened in Philadelphia in 1902. As was the case with so many other department stores, Wanamaker's thrived in the 1950's, carrying fine merchandise. It fell into decline after that and was bankrupted in the 1990's.  This jacket was sold out of  the Wanamaker's Tribout Room, which was a high end department within the store, carrying such labels as Norell and Dior

Photo courtesy of konnr4.

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