Dayton's: A Twin Cities Institution

Dayton's: A Twin Cities Institution

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Newsweek called Dayton's the 'swingingest spot in Minneapolis,' and almost anyone living in the Twin Cities during the twentieth century has an anecdote to prove it. At Dayton's, you could buy a cashmere sweater for a song during an Anniversary Sale or commission a Persian silk dress for a society wedding. You could attend an eighth-floor extravaganza like Santabear's First Christmas or catch the occasional circus. Dayton's was the job that put many Minnesotans through college or the career that took them to retirement. From its early days as an innovative dry goods store to a trend-setting company that grew into the retail giant Target, Kristal Leebrick chronicles ten decades in the life of a Minnesota enterprise that defined style, good service and philanthropy.

About the Author: Kristal Leebrick was introduced to Dayton's as a teenager in the late 1970s. After college, she moved to the Twin Cities, spending many Decembers on Dayton's Eighth Floor to see its holiday show and eat popovers in the Oak Grill. She currently lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she is the editor of a nonprofit monthly newspaper.

Contributor(s): Leebrick, Kristal (Author)
ISBN: 1609496728 EAN: 9781609496722
Publisher: History Press
Pages: 127
Binding: Hardcover and Paperback
Pub Date: October 29, 2013

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