During the 1930s Irving Press made frequent buying trips to England. One of his favorite venues was the Burlington Arcade, London’s earliest covered shopping arcade offering luxury goods. His brother (my dad) Paul Press formulated then J. Press New Haven headquarters showcase windows maintaining Burlington’s conceit of discreet signage with minute attention to providing furnishings and clothing tastefully mixed and matched.
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