Helpful Hint from The New Yorker
I enjoy scouring The New Yorker's archives for references to the Tailored Woman store. I found this gem called "Helpful Hint" in the June 9, 1934 issue:
Fifth Avenue buses may be used as mop wringers; the doorman for the Tailored Woman shop carries a dripping mop to the curb and puts it in front of the right rear wheel of the bus waiting for green light.
I recently discovered that my grandmother used to work at The Tailored Woman. She recently left me a hat and hat box and I have been looking online for some more information about this store and what to do with this hat- hopefully find someone who will appreciate it. I'd love to be in more contact with you if possible.
I would love to hear about your grandmother.
I have a couple of hat boxes. Sometimes they turn up on eBay.
I inherited a wedding dress, matching veil and gloves that my Great Aunt bought from the Tailored Woman in New York, in the original box from the store, sometime in the 1940's I think (I'm trying to find documentation on when she got married). While I love the history of it I wouldn't ever wear it nor do I think I can keep it appropriately. Can you recommend a historical society, museum, collector, etc that I might be able to donate it to? I'd greatly appreciate your help.
I'll be in touch via my personal email address. Thanks for your comment!