Charles William Stores Inc., Fall/Winter 1925

Fashion from the fall and winter mail order catalog of Charles William Stores Inc. from New York City, New York, U.S.A., from 1925-26.

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Cover or front page of the fall and winter mail order catalog of the Charles Williams Stores Inc. company from New York City, N. Y., U.S.A., from 1925-26. The Charles William Stores Inc., New York City. New York Styles and General Merchandise. Fall and Winter 1925. The New Handy Catalog yet just as "BIG" as ever. Index Pages 317-320. 9 R A200—$19.95. [Elegant ladies' fur trimmed winter coat.] See Page Four. Illustration/Drawing: Charles William Stores, Inc., New York City.

Beautiful Modish Raiment. Misses' All Wool Diagonal Polo. Full Lined. 9 R A400—$12.98. Swagger Double Breasted effect Model of soft All Wool Polo Cloth in a diagonal weave. The new flare effect is very chic and stylish this season. The notched collar and simulated cuffs are neatly bound with velveteen. It is lined throughout with fine quality self-striped satinette. Small buttons are used effectively on the curved pocket and cuff. Sizes: Misses and Small Women, 14, 16, 18 and 20 years, or 32 to 38 Bust. Length, all sizes about 45 inches. State Age and Bust measure. 9 R A401—Green. 9 R A401—Reindeer (Medium Brown). 9 R A402—Rust (Brick Shade). 9 R A403—Poudre Blue. OUR PRICE, $12.98. Postage, 14¢ extra. All Wool Brushed Coat. Buff, Brown, Silver Gray. 22 R 7077—$3.98. You'll want one of these attractive Brushed Wool Sweater Coats the first chilly days of fall. The stripes on the collar, cuffs and border effect are of harmonizing color. The fiber silk binding on the turn-down collar continues down the front closing. Three large fancy buttons on the border. Sizes: 36 to 44 Bust. Order 2 inches larger than actual bust measure. State Size. 22 R 7077—Buff. 22 R 7078—Silver Gray. 22 R 7079—Brown. OUR PRICE, $3.98. Postage, 10¢ Extra. 16 R 500—OUR PRICE, $3.98. Postage, 12¢ Extra. Head Size, 22½ ins. Colors: Purple and Orchid; Oakwood and Sand; Gray and Copen, or All Black. State Color. Two illustrations show the becoming lines of this cleverly shaped off-the-face silk Velvet Hat. Contrasting silk facing and a drooping two-toned ostrich pompom trim it. Close fitting, brimless back, with draped silk band. One of the season's smartest styles. All Wool Sport Stripe Flannel, 34 to 44 Bust. 24 R A600—$9.95. For town or country this All Wool Striped Flannel Dress will prove indispensable. Isn't it the smartest thing you have ever seen? Soft quality flannel and harmonizing stripes appeal immediately. Novelty buttons; pleated insert on left side and bosom. Sizes: 34 to 44 Bust. State Bust and Hip measure. 24 R A600—Tan Assorted Stripes. 24 R A601—Gray Assorted Stripes. OUR PRICE, $9.95. Post., 12¢ Ex. All Silk Hand Embroidered Georgette Crepe. Women's Sizes, 34 to 46 Bust. 24 R A603—$16.98. Sheer Georgette fashions this beautiful Afternoon Frock. The rich Venise [sic!] lace dyed to match the georgette forms the short sleeve and is used again very effectively where the waist joins the rippily circular flounce. Hand embroidered star flowers applied to the loose straps on the waist and again on the flounce. Sizes: 34 to 44 Bust. State Bust and Hip measure. 24 R A603—Navy. 24 R A604—Cocoa Brown. 24 R A605—Lipstick Red. OUR PRICE… $16.98. Postage, 12¢ Extra. 16 R 502—OUR PRICE, $2.98. Postage, 12¢ Extra. Head Size, 23 ins. Colors: Indian Orange and Gray; Oakwood and Sand; Copen and Gray or All Black. State Color. The draped crown of this Silk Velvet Poke forms its own band at the left, and is outlined in sectional effect by pleated frills of grosgrain ribbon. Pleated ribbon brim edge over taffeta flange and facing. White metal fancy with ribbon streamers. 16 R 504—OUR PRICE, $1.98. Postage, 12¢ Extra. Head Size, 22½ ins. Black combined with Red, Green, Copen or White. State Color. Jaunty Sports Hat, with colored Leather inserts in cut-out effect on the Black Patent Leatherol Crown. Short backed brim of leather and patent bow. 16 R 700—Same style and colors in Genuine Leather and Suede Combination. OUR PRICE, Each $2.49. If We Can Save on Postage We Refund the Saving to You. The Charles William Stores Inc., New York City. [Inside front cover]

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THE Charles William Stores INC. NEW YORK CITY. Office of the Chairman. July 15th, 1925. To Our Many Valued Customers: — We hope you will be pleased with the new form of this our FALL and WINTER Catalog. It is easy to handle — It is more serviceable — It is lighter in weight — Thinner paper is used. The binding is firm — the pages are securely fastened — they cannot loosen. The assortment of merchandise is as large — the selection made with even greater care — the prices are low. It is always our purpose to give dependable merchandise — immediate shipment and quick action should anything happen to go wrong. We return your money at once with transportation charges if you are not satisfied. The many letters of approval received daily are an inspiration to our entire organization to greater activity and care in serving you. For this, and for your orders entrusted to us, we thank you. Faithfully yours, [hand-written signature of] Emory Lyon, Chairman. Copyright 1925 by The Charles William Stores, Inc. [Page] 1

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Splendid Values. Speedy Service. Our Service. Many of our orders are shipped the same day we receive them – 8 hour Service and practically all of the balance on the following day – 24 hour Service. Wants To Know, How It's Done. The Charles William Stores, New York City. Your service is excellent and do not see how you could possibly improve it. The last time I ordered, the merchandise was received two days after the order was sent. The order went on the 10:45 A. M. train on a Thursday and on Saturday at 9:18 A. M. I had the tire. If you can beat that for service won't you let me know how you do it! C. E. HANSLING, Bloomfield, Conn. Printed with Mr. Hansling's Permission. Will Tell Neighbors Of Big Bargains. The Charles William Stores, New York City. The goods which I ordered came three days after I placed my order with you. I am very glad to state (as I always can) that the goods were very satisfactory and really more than I expected. I shall be very glad to tell neighbors and friends of your wonderful bargains. MARY E. MCCASHION, Albany, N. Y. Printed with Miss McCashion's Permission. Local Prices Twice as Much. The Charles William Stores, New York City. Your goods are of the best quality and I would have to pay twice the price that you ask at any of the stores here. Your prompt shipment can't be beaten. I assure you that I am very much pleased with the trade of your stores. ANNA MAE WOOD, Caldwell, W. Va. Printed with Miss Wood's Permission. Both Merchandise and Service Please. The Charles William Stores, New York City. I am more than pleased with the goods sent to my order, and I must also say you sure are prompt in sending out your orders. I was always pleased with the goods and merchandise that I received from you. And have not kept it a secret but have told my friends about it. I have told them that your Company is reliable in every way and stand back of their guarantee. OSCAR LEESE, Hanover, Pa. Printed with Mr. Leese's Permission. Could Not Expect Quicker Service. The Charles William Stores, New York City. We are glad to let you know that all orders we have received are very satisfactory. As for promptness, one could not expect any quicker service, considering the distance. The last order mailed Friday evening was received the following Tuesday morning. MRS. GEORGE J. GEBHART, Southboro, Mass. Printed with Mrs. Gebhart's Permission. Ask Our Customers—there are many in Your Community. The Charles William Stores Inc., New York City. We Refund to You Any Saving We Can Make on Postage. [Page] 2

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The Charles William Stores Inc. The Long Established Mail Order Merchants of New York City. — Babies Wear… 96 to 102. Blankets & Comforters… 200 to 203. Clothing— Boys' & Youths… 261 to 274. Men's… 247 to 260, 275 & 276. Women's & Girls'… 4 to 63. Curtains & Draperies… 222 to 234. Dry Goods… 183 to 216. Furnishings, Men's & Boys'… 291 to 304. Gloves… 86 to 92. Hair Goods… 74. Hats & Caps… 299 to 301. Hosiery… 148 to 155. Jewelry & Silverware… 305 to 314. Millinery… 64 to 73. Notions… 218, 219, 235 to 246. Sewing Machines… 220, 221. Shoes… 156 to 182. Sweaters… 75 to 85. Underwear… 116 to 132 & 134 to 147. Work Clothing… 277 to289. — Complete Index by Items—Page 317 to 320. [Page] 3

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Our Service. Many of our orders are shipped the same day we receive them – 8 hour Service and practically all of the balance on the following day – 24 hour Service. The graceful lines of this Lustrous Bolivia Coat are typical of what discriminating New York Women are wearing. So supple and becoming and yet in keeping with the laws of good taste. The material woven in a diagonal weave has a thick silky like surface. The rich soft dense Mandel fur (Nordic Fox) is doubly noticeable for a border on the favored flare skirt, collar and cuffs. Note the narrow underarm insert and trimming of silk stitching on the hips. The lining is of lustrous silk faced Satin de Chine. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 ins. Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A200—Cranberry (as illustrated). 9 R A201—Black. 9 R A202—Brown. 9 R A203—Kit Fox (Gray). OUR PRICE, $19.95. Postage, 18¢ Extra. All Wool Velour. French Lynx Fur Trimmed. Full Lined. 9 R A 204—$14.98. Of all the coats, and there were many, many attractive ones, we chose this coat—representative of the styles and materials being shown in the best coats this Season. It is made of Fine All Wool Velour with large Black Lynx fur (imported French Coney), collar and side front border circular facing. This fur is long and thick and very silky in appearance. The underarm panel effect is quite unusual. It has a silk stitching design to match the cuffs and small self-covered buttons. The lining is of high lustrous self-striped Satinette and will prove very serviceable. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A204—Cranberry (Deep Red). 9 R A205—Brown. 9 R A206—Black. OUR PRICE, $14.98. Postage, 18¢ Extra. The Charles William Stores Inc., New York City. You'll Find a Wonderful Assortment of Coats for Misses—Pages 27 to 38. [Page] 4

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New Fall Styles. Description of Coats on Opposite Page. All Wool Chamo Suede Velour. French Lynx Fur. Satin de Chine Lined. 9 R A207—$27.95. Chamo Suede (a very fine soft napped velour fabric) fashions this stunning street Coat. Its lines are decidedly chic and graceful. Soft, rich looking Black Lynx Fur (imported French Coney) is used on the convertible collar, cuffs and on the circular flounce on the skirt. The application of silk stitching and novelty square covered buttons all add to its attractiveness. The workmanship is of the highest grade. The lining is of lustrous, silk faced Satin de Chine. Fastens on the side with one button. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A207—Reindeer (as illustrated). 9 R A208—Brick Shade. 9 R A209—Navy Blue. OUR PRICE, $27.95. Postage, 18¢ Extra. All Wool Velour. Beaverette Fur. 9 R A210—$16.95. All Wool Velour is very popular for the Semi-dress Coat like the one illustrated. It is very chic and yet practical enough for any occasion. The Beaverette collar (a soft dense fur resembling Beaver) and bands on the sleeves tone in with the color of the fabric beautifully. Stitched strips of the velour are ingeniously used, with buttons and silk braid for side panel effect—the result is most unusual. It is lined throughout with self-striped satinette. The value of this coat must be seen to be appreciated. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A210—Navy. 9 R A211—Cranberry (Deep Red). 9 R A212—Brown. OUR PRICE, $16.95. Postage, 18¢ Extra. All Wool Velour. Beaverette Fur. 9 R A213—$12.98. The newest fall coats have a circular flare to the skirt. This smart Fall Model fashioned of Sturdy All Wool Velour is correct in every detail. Note the velvet buttonholes and novelty buttons on the gored skirt. The collar of Beaverette (a soft dense fur similar to Beaver) is especially new and the deep "V" shape is accentuated by the velvet binding. Well fitting set in sleeves with turn back cuffs. Lined throughout with lustrous twill. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A213—Brown. 9 R A214—Cranberry (Deep Red). 9 R A215—Black. OUR PRICE, $12.98. Postage, 18¢ Extra. Fine All Wool Angora Polaire. Genuine Mandel Fur. Full Satin de Chine Lined. 9 R A216—$22.95. All Wool Angora Polaire (a soft, velvety deep pile fabric woven of All Wool Yarns with a brushed nap) is very attractive in the new fall shades. This Coat has the youthful new Queen Anne collar and cuffs of soft dense Mandel fur (Nordic Fox) which makes it particularly attractive for cold days. The side panel effect has loops of self-material and bone buttons. It is lined throughout with durable silk faced Satin de Chine. You'll like its simplicity, good quality and workmanship. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust Measure. 9 R A216—Cranberry (as illustrated). 9 R A217—Reindeer Brown. 9 R A218—Rust (Copper Shade). OUR PRICE, $22.95. Postage, 18¢ Extra. Descriptions and Other Colors on Opposite Page – The Charles William Stores Inc., New York City. Choose a Fur Neckpiece from Pages 20. [Page] 5

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Practical Fifth Avenue Styles. All Wool Velour Beaverette Fur Trimmed. 9 R A219—$17.50. You'll find this Coat or fine All Wool Velour particularly smart looking as well as comfortable on cold days. The new Queen Anne Style collar which is trimmed with good quality soft, dense Beaverette (a fur which resembles the genuine Beaver), buttons up close to the neck if desired. The long youthful lines are particularly becoming. Panels of the Beaverette fur are tastefully applied in a semi-border effect. The turn-back cuffs are self-material. Fastens with two buttons at the waistline. This coat is lined throughout with silk faced satin de chine. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A219—Brown. 9 R A220—Cranberry (Deep Red). 9 R A221—Black. OUR PRICE, $17.50. Postage, 18¢ Extra. All Wool Chamois Suede Velour. Genuine Squirrel Fur. All Silk Crepe Lined. 9 R A222—$49.00. Genuine Squirrel Fur in natural Gray has been combined with an exceptional soft quality All Wool Chamois Suede Buckskin finish Velour in this decidedly smart looking Coat. The quality, design and workmanship will more than please you. In fact, it's the kind of a coat your friends will admire. The underarm panels are very effective and tend to lengthen and slenderize the figure. The Genuine Squirrel fur in natural color makes a stunning contrast on the collar, cuffs and border. It is lined throughout with all silk crepe and interlined for additional warmth. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A222—Plum (as illustrated). 9 R A223—Rust (Cooper Shade). OUR PRICE, $49.00. Postage, 20¢ Extra. All Wool Cut Polo Coat Beaverette Fur. 9 R A225—$14.98. All Wool Polo in self-blocked effect continues to be a favorite this season. This particular Coat is very reasonable when one considers the smart style, the cozy fur collar of Beaverette (similar to genuine Beaver in appearance) that can be buttoned up to the ears in extreme weather. The cuffs of Beaverette fur are quite unusual in design with their bands of self-material and novelty buttons which match those on the two tailored pockets. Lined throughout with self striped sateen. Length, about 47 ins. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A225—Reindeer Brown (as Illustrated). 9 R A226—Dark Gray. OUR PRICE, $14.98. Postage, 18¢ Extra. This same style Coat can be had in soft All Wool Velour in self-blocked effect. 9 R A227—Brown Velour. 9 R A228—Navy Velour. OUR PRICE, $15.98. Postage, 18¢ Extra. Lustrous Bolivia Genuine Moufflon Fur Fancy Crepe Lined. 9 R A229—$21.95. The more you study the lines, the fabrics and the price of this Coat you'll realize that this is an exceptional value. It's made of lustrous Bolivia Cloth with genuine silky Gray Moufflon Fur for fashionable collar and deep cuffs. The silk stitching, buttons and loops of self-material are used effectively as trimming on the sides. It fastens with one large button at the waist. Lined throughout with fancy silk mixed crepe lining. A very attractive coat. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A229—Kit Fox (Gray, as illustrated). 9 R A230—Black. 9 R A231—Cranberry (Deep Red). OUR PRICE, $21.95. Postage, 18¢ Extra. The Charles William Stores Inc., New York City. We Refund Any Postage Sent in Excess—Be Sure to Send Sufficient. [Page] 6

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Striking New Effects. Finest All Wool Chiffon Broadcloth. Genuine Imported Sealine Fur. Full Satin de Chine Lined and Interlined. 9 R A232—$39.50. All Wool Chiffon Broadcloth. Smart is the word which so aptly describes this Coat fashioned of the finest All Wool Chiffon Broadcloth with genuine Imported Black Sealine fur collar, cuffs and border. Rows of silk braid applied in a novel way give it dash, style and a touch of individuality. It is warmly interlined and lined throughout with lustrous silk faced satin de chine. An excellent value at this price. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A232—Black. 9 R A233—Brown. OUR PRICE, $39.50. Post., 20¢ Extra. Caracul Seal Plush. Genuine Marmot Fur Trimmed. Full Lined. 9 R A234—$19.98. Caracul Seal Plush. The clever designer has created this beautiful Coat of Caracul Seal Plush and ingeniously trimmed it with Brown genuine (Mink) Marmot on the sleeves and semi-shawl collar. You wouldn't want a richer looking coat, so warm and practical. It fastens on the side with a loop and large novelty button. Lined throughout with a silk mixed lining of good quality. This really looks like a fur coat and costs considerably less. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust measure. 9 R A234—Black. OUR PRICE, $19.98. Post., 18¢ Extra. The Charles William Stores Inc., New York City. Charming Kimonos and Bathrobes Are Pictured on Page 115. [Page] 7

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A Quartette of Style Leaders. Descriptions of Coats on Opposite Page. All Wool Angora Polaire. Full Satin de Chine Lined. Genuine Mandel Fur Trimmed. This stunning model of All Wool Angora Polaire has conservative grace which appeals to women of refinement and style. The material is woven of the finest yarns and has a deep brushed velvety nap. So simple and yet one of the most distinctive coats seen about New York. The wide collar and cuffs are of genuine soft fluffy Mandel fur (Nordic fox). You'll like the neat silk stitching design on each side and across the front where it fastens with one large button. Lined throughout with Silk-faced Satin de Chine. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust Measure. 9 R A235—Cranberry (Deep Red). 9 R A236—Reindeer Brown. 9 R A237—Rust (Copper Shade). OUR PRICE, $23.95. Postage, 18¢ Extra. Lustrous Bolivia Full Satinette Lined. Beaverette Fur Trimmed. Nothing could be more practical than this Coat of Lustrous Bolivia Cloth and at the same time have that air of smartness which is very necessary. Cut on simple lines and effectively trimmed, with silk braid and buttons on the side panel effects and sleeves. The collar is of brown beaverette (a soft dense fur similar to Beaver), making it a very advisable choice for winter wear. Lined throughout with good quality self-striped satinette. A coat which will be greatly admired by all your friends. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust Measure. 9 R A238—Cranberry (Deep Red). 9 R A239—Black. 9 R A240—Brown. 9 R A241—Kit Fox (Gray). OUR PRICE, $12.98. Postage, 18¢ Extra. All Wool Suede Velour. Genuine Mandel Fur Trimmed. Full Lined. Quality is the foremost thought in fashions and the one illustrated here ranks first in quality of fabric, design and workmanship. The material is the favorite All Wool soft suede Velour. It has those slim straight lines. Note the rich applique design of a contrasting color just above the fur border, the inside collar facing and again on the sleeves. Genuine soft, dense Mandel fur (Nordic fox) is used as a trimming. The lining is of sturdy self-striped satinette. Length, about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust Measure. 9 R A242—Cranberry (Deep Red). 9 R A243—Brown. 9 R A244—Navy Blue. OUR PRICE, $19.98. Postage, 18¢ Extra. Finest Crushed Deep Pile Silk Plush. Genuine Moufflon Fur Trimmed. Brocaded Silk Full Lined. The finest imported crushed deep pile Silk Seal Plush is the rich fabric used for this smart Coat, which is so beautifully trimmed with silky genuine Moufflon fur in a harmonizing shade. This new version of the fur border continues up the front to the one button closing and tends to give that circular movement. The lining is of excellent quality in a beautiful brocaded design. Length about 47 inches. Sizes: 34 to 46 inches Bust. State Bust Measure. 9 R A245—Cocoa Brown (with Beige Color Fur). 9 R A320—Black (with Gray Fur). OUR PRICE, $45.00. Postage, 20¢ Extra. The Charles William Stores Inc., New York City. See the Two-Reel Picture of Two Pretty Hats on Page 65. [Page] 8

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