I imagine what it would have been like to visit some of these department stores in the late 40's early 50's and see the women who frequented them. To see these women all decked out with their hair perfectly in place, posture in model form, and of course dressed to the 10. This image was published in the March 1952, Vogue magazine.
I also find the dialect interesting.
I'm not quite sure I could get into the fur wearing, I can't imagine wearing a fox around my neck but I'd certainly dig some of the gowns. It's crazy how these women had private viewings. Imagine this is 1946 just a couple years after the WW2 ended...
Really interesting fashion show 1938 in color. Wouldn't it be awesome to locate some of these gowns in a shop today?
Images from a vintage Vogue (1949):