Friday, August 2, 2013

Let's go shopping!

It's a beautiful summer day, and I fancy a little shopping. If we consult La Belle Assemblee, for the first months of 1807, we can find exactly the kind of shops that will interest us today.

I always love a sale and it appears we can find one or two, in Oxford Street and Bond Street.
Specialty items are always a treat. Lace, and shoes (possibly for husband or brother?), and shawls--these stores might need a return visit another day!

If we are tired of shopping for clothes, we can look at sundries--or perhaps even furniture:

And for that writing case I bought at Middleton's (above) I'll need good writing paper.
It was fortunate we brought the carriage; the shops are spread all over the City. What about one last stop in St. James Street--a new hat perhaps?
'Til next time,



Anne Gallagher said...

I love these sales. Let's go!

Ashley Kath-Bilsky said...

Fascinating. Thank you for your research and posting this.

Lesley-Anne McLeod said...

It really was fun planning this shopping expedition. We'll have to do it again sometime! Thanks for visiting.