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House of Books Author Event with Julie Satow

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at House of Books for a book talk and signing with Julie Satow, award-winning journalist and author of the widely acclaimed 2019 book, The Plaza.


In her new book, When Women Ran Fifth Avenue, Julie Satow draws on her expert knowledge of New York City history and culture to whisk readers back to a bygone era of innovation and glitz. Satow chronicles the rise of the department store through dazzling portraits of three female powerhouses who broke barriers and created new and evolving possibilities for the working woman.

In the golden age of the American department store, every wish could be met under a single roof: one could take afternoon tea, browse the latest fashions, and even plan a wedding or funeral. From bustling big cities to Main Street, USA, women—shopper and shopgirl alike—found newfound opportunities for independence. Men may have owned the buildings, but inside, women ruled. Though the names of these iconic stores, from Bendel’s to Lord & Taylor, are infamous, the stories of the women who ran them have been largely lost to history—until now.  When Women Ran Fifth Avenue follows three women who battled sexism, corporate hierarchies, and complex love lives to become presidents of some of America’s most famous department stores, and in the process, change American fashion forever.


August 16
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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