written by Helen O'Neill
NewSouth | ISBN 9781742233499
Hardback – 320 pages
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Everyone, it seems, has a story about David Jones. This iconic department store began in 1838 when maverick retailer David Jones threw open the doors of his first shop in Sydney. One hundred and seventy-five years later the business that bears his name has stores across the country. David Jones is synonymous with style and progress. It champions top designers, brought French high fashion to post-war Australia with Dior and Balmain, and has pioneered many advances in retail from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Featuring stunning fashion images and treasures from the store’s archives, this remarkable book also includes photographs from Max Dupain’s private collection and original sketches by Norman Hartnell, dressmaker to the Queen. In David Jones: 175 years Helen O’Neill uncovers countless secrets and hidden lives to reveal the extraordinary story of a shopping destination like no other.