|Arnold Constable was a shopping fixture in New York|
and occupied this location on Fifth Avenue for 60 years.
|The store, one of America's oldest, expanded|
when a new Woolworth store replaced the
Union League Club next door.
|The construction of the 40-story Chase Tower behind|
the store gave Arnold Constable the opportunity to
double its size by expanding into the new building.
Arnold Constable & Company (1825)
Fifth Avenue at 40th Street
New York City,
MUrray Hill 5-2300
14 Kt. Shop • Jewelry Shop • Handbag Shop • Glove Shop • Hosiery Shop • Neckwear • Blouse Pavilion • Sweater Shed • Pants Parlor • Hat Bar • The Wiggery • Chicatique • Fur and Games Shop • In-Circle Shoe Shop • The Scene • Aisle of Beauty • Lingerium • Sleep Shop • Stationery Shop • Gift Shop • Domestic Corner • Blankets • Towels • Watch Repair (39th Street Entrance) • Monogram Shop
Men's Shop Men's Furnishings • Men's Sportswear • Men's Gifts • Cecil Gee Shop
Men's Shop Men's Clothing • Men's Shoes • Luggage
Fashion Shoe Salon • Casual Bar • Fabritique
Children's Shops • Girls' Shops • Boys' Shops • The Little Studio
Louis XV Grand Salon
Designer's Circle • Fashion Salon Dresses • The International Knit Boutique • Miss Arnold Dresses • Miss Arnold Women's Dresses • Sportswear Shop. • The Pace-Setter Shop • Town and Country Shop • Cavendish Shop • Bridal Salon
Leisure Shop • Robes • Corset Salon • Beach Shop • Young Shoes • Miss Fifth Ave., Jr. • Young Contemporary Sportswear
Town and Country Coats • Rain and Shine Coats • Moderate-Price Coats • Moderate-Price Suits • Fashion Salon Coats • Fashion Salon Suits • Rug Shop • Draperies • Slip Covers • Bedcoverings
Fur Salon • Fur Galerie • Beauty Salon • Gift Shop • China and Porcelain • Lamp Shop • Bar Shop • Occasional Furniture • Credit Office • General Offices
466 North Avenue
Decenber 5, 1937
Hempstead220 Fulton Avenue
March 17, 1940
1400 Northern Boulevard
December 1, 1952
Trenton, New Jersey
November 29, 1954
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Livingston Ave. & Kirkpatrick St.
November 19, 1956
West Orange, New Jersey
Essex Green Shopping Center
October 13, 1960
The Arnolton Room
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
55-61 S. 69th Street
August 1, 1962
Arnold Constable & Company was America’s oldest department store, technically founded in 1825. The store itself used 1827 as its founding date, no doubt due to its variable early history, and celebrated its centennial in 1927. Aaron Arnold (1794-1876), a native of the Isle of Wight in southern England, came to America with his wife in 1823. Upon landing in Philadelphia, he began to study the advantages of doing business in various cities along the east coast of America, and decided to settle in New York, where he opened a 17’ X 74’ dry goods store at 91 Pine Street.