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  • Bonwit Teller


    Bonwit Teller & Co. was a luxury department store in New York City founded by Paul Bonwit in 1895 at Sixth Avenue and 18th Street, and later a chain of department stores. In 1897 Edmund D. Teller was admitted to the partnership and the store moved to 23rd Street, east of Sixth Avenue. Bonwit specialized in high-end women's apparel at a time when many of its competitors were diversifying their product lines, and Bonwit Teller became noted within the trade for the quality of its merchandise as well as the above-average salaries paid to both buyers and executives. The partnership was incorporated in 1907 and the store made another move, this time to the corner of Fifth Avenue and 38th Street. Throughout much of the twentieth century, Bonwit Teller was one of a group of upscale department stores on Fifth Avenue that catered to the "carriage trade". Among its most notable peers were Peck & Peck, Saks Fifth Avenue and B. Altman and Company. Bonwit changed ownership frequently, particularly after 1979. Bonwit Teller's parent company filed for bankruptcy in 1989, resulting in the closure of the bulk of the company's stores. Despite efforts over the years to restore it, the Bonwit Teller brand is now defunct.

  • The White Company (retailer)


    The White Company is a retailer of linens, home decor, dinnerware, and furniture based in England. It has over 50 stores. It was founded by Chrissie Rucker in 1994. Mary Homer left Topshop in March 2017 to head the company. The retailer sells mostly neutral coloured products, such as home décor, linen, furniture and clothing. The White Company started selling online in the U.S. in 2014 and in 2017 opened a store on 5th Avenue in New York City's Flatiron neighbourhood and one in Short Hills, New Jersey.

  • W. & J. Sloane


    W. & J. Sloane advertisement from September 1902W. & J. Sloane was a prominent furniture and rug store in New York City that catered to the prominent, including the White House and the Breakers, and wealthy, including the Rockefeller, Whitney, and Vanderbilt families. After a long period of prosperity and prominence, the firm went through a shorter period of decline and was forced to file for bankruptcy in 1985.

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