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David Jones : 175 Years - Helen O'Neill

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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.

About the Author

Helen O'Neill is an award-winning print and TV journalist, and the author of Life Without Limits.



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175 Years David Jones


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  • Beautiful
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Historical
  • Informative
  • Interesting
  • Nostalgic
  • Well Written


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    Reading now and again just for pleasure.

    The presentation and the illustrations.

    Delivery was prompt and the book arrived in perfect condition.

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    ISBN: 9781742233499
    ISBN-10: 174223349X
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 1st June 2013
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 24.0