History Stories
CATEGORY: Shopping
How 19th-Century Women Used Department Stores to Gain Their Freedom
November 22, 2017

And ditch their chaperones. Read More

How One Ruthless Impresario Blazed a Trail for Wal-Mart and Amazon
July 25, 2017

F.W. Woolworth built an empire out of nickels and dimes. Read More

The Mother of All Catalogs Ceases Publication
January 25, 2013

Ten years after its last issue hit mailboxes, take a look back at the history of the Sears catalog. Read More