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New Book Looks Back On ‘Philadelphia’s Golden Age Of Retail’

Although the internet attracts a lot of shopping dollars today, there was a time when a few blocks of Philadelphia’s Market Street were like the Mt. Everest of merchandizing.

03/17/2012

Crowds wait in line for Black Friday deals at Toys R Us.

The Little-Known Philadelphia Origins Of Black Friday

Black Friday has become a major marketing tool used by retailers nationwide, but the term originated right here in Philadelphia. And it wasn’t because businesses finally showed a profit.

11/25/2011

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Gimbels Has It

In Philadelphia, when you thought of Toyland and the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Gimbels was the department store that lured you to Market Street.

11/24/2011

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