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Foy & Gibson

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About Foy & Gibson

Foy & Gibson was one of Australia's earliest department store chains, modelled on Le Bon Marché in Paris. The first Foy & Gibson was established in a 500,000-square-foot premises in Collingwood, with other branches following in Bourke Street and interstate. The store was notable for manufacturing many of its own wares including manchester, clothing, toys, hardware, furniture and food. 

Historic newspapers report on Foy & Gibson's much-anticipated summer and winter fairs (sales), their fashion parades and lavish Christmas displays, and several incidents of property damage by fires and floods. 

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Foy & Gibson, Smith Street, Collingwood, postcard, ca 1900–1909.

Foy & Gibson

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