Retail Therapy In The 19th Century

April 21, 1864:

“The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.”


Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

2 thoughts on “Retail Therapy In The 19th Century”

  1. I guess retailers were more tolerant back in the day—steal a bolt of cloth, shoes, hats, etc. all you get is a stern rebuke in the local paper; today you steal lip gloss and you get banned from WalMart for life! 😀

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