LOST DEPARTMENT STORES OF SF: SIX BYGONE STORES THAT DEFINED AN ERA (D2U)
Join us on Zoom for "Lost Department Stores of San Francisco: Six Bygone Stores That Defined an Era", which focuses on the history of the early days of San Francisco.
In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco’s merchant princes built grand stores for a booming city, each with its own niche. The I. Magnin empire catered to a selective upperclass clientele, while middle-class shoppers loved the Emporium department store, with its Bargain Basement and Santa for the kids. Gump’s defined good taste, the City of Paris satisfied desires for anything French and edgy, youth-oriented Joseph Magnin ensnared the younger shoppers with the latest trends.
San Francisco’s Lost Department Stores looks back at the strong, colorful personalities who created six major stores that defined shopping in San Francisco before the days of the Internet.
Join us for a look back at a different era of retail shopping as well as some fascinating historical glimpses of SF!
A graduate of UC-Berkeley, Hitz is a writer, editor and project manager who has had her own communications consulting firm in San Francisco for more than twenty-five years. She is a guide for SF City Guides, a group of local volunteers who give free walking tours of San Francisco. http://annehitz.com/