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Fashion Bar (Denver, Colo.)

 Organization

The Fashion Bar began as a hosiery shop established by Jack Levy in 1933 and managed by his sister Hannah Levy. Born in Haigerloch, Germany, both Hannah, Jack with their brother Edward, emigrated to America in the 1920s. Jack started as a traveling salesman and Hannah as a shop girl in Denver, Colorado working for Neusteter's Department Store, before opening their own store which evolved into the Fashion Bar Corporation. Despite the Great Depression, the enterprise flourished and within three years it grew to five clothing stores that were later named Fashion Bar. In 1940, Jack and Hannah Levy bought out their partner and took full control of the business. At its peak the Fashion Bar Corporation consisted of 71 stores. The fashion Bar closed its last store on January 31, 1997.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Weil, between 1940-1960

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0051.00081
Overview Formal studio portrait of Bill Weil, manager of Fashion Bar.
Dates: between 1940-1960

Bill Weil, between 1970-1990

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0051.00082
Overview Formal studio portrait of Bill Weil, manager of Fashion Bar.
Dates: between 1970-1990

Bill Weil, between 1980-2002

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0051.00083
Overview Formal studio portrait of Bill Weil, manager of Fashion Bar.
Dates: between 1980-2002

Bill Weil, between 1960-1970

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0051.00079
Overview Formal studio portrait of Bill Weil, manager of Fashion Bar.
Dates: between 1960-1970

Bill Weil, between 1940-1960

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0051.00080
Overview Formal studio portrait of Bill Weil, manager of Fashion Bar.
Dates: between 1940-1960

Box 1: Brown Leather Suitcase, between 1938-1993

 Item — Box: B097.03.0001
Identifier: B097.03.0001.00001
Overview A brown leather suitcase with two leather straps across the sides that buckle at the top. Two metal snaps are along the side of the top and a metal latch with a lock is featured in the middle. Originally belonged to Hannah Levy.
Dates: between 1938-1993

Box 20, circa 1975

 File — Box: B097.03.0020
Identifier: B097.03.0020
Scope and Contents Contains Fashion Bar token and thin plastic garmet bag.
Dates: circa 1975

Box 6, 1938-1993

 File — Box: B097.04.0006
Identifier: B097.04.0006
Overview (7) file folders include: photographs of Fashion Bar buildings, events, logo images, employees, and Hannah and Jack Levy. Photos of trips to Hong Kong, Italy and Israel with Golda Meir. Also a photo with May D & F visible.
Dates: 1938-1993

Fashion Bar and Levy Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B097
Overview The Fashion Bar began as a hosiery shop established by Jack Levy in 1933 and managed by his sister Hannah Levy. Born in Haigerloch, Germany, both Hannah, Jack with their brother Edward, emigrated to America in the 1920s. Jack started as a traveling salesman and Hannah as a shop girl in Denver, Colorado working for Neusteter's Department Store, before opening their own store which evolved into the Fashion Bar Corporation. Despite the Great Depression, the enterprise flourished and within...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1938-1993; Coverage: 1900-1993

Fashion Bar Token, circa 1975

 Item
Identifier: B097.03.0020.00001
Overview The plastic gold coin has symbol of Colorado mountains and sun in inner circle on the front side. In the outer circle of: "Fashion Bar Colorado Gold, Not redeemable for cash, Cannot be applied to charge or lawaway." On the flip side is fb in the center and "fashion bar ladies-fashion bar mens-young set-stage-hannah-Po boys" around the outside.
Dates: circa 1975