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-< Christmas Shopping at I sff-v n n BROWN'S of CHESTER By a Young Lady of Fashion. I have been spending a short holiday bedspreads and a number of table thought of the "boys" who were back lately with friends in Mid Cheshire, covers of quaint designs. I noticed with us again, and I thought surely finishing up at my Aunt's house at that some had Dutch windmills printed they will be remembered this year by Tarporley. It has been very pleasant, on them in Wedgwood blue; everything those who missed them for so long and one of my experiences has been was so dainty and remarkably moder- from the fireside. Be they husbands, somewhat of a coincidence. At each ate in price that. we thought it might brothers or sweethearts, there is ample of the houses at which I stayed, I was be even more interesting within, and opportunity here to select something told that they got most of their things as my Aunt is a frequent customer at for them. Attache cases, note-books, —I mean frocks, hats, and even "Brown's" there was no difficulty in letter-cases, crocodile and pigskin bags, furniture—at the same place, "Brown's my seeing everything I wished to, dainty silver ornaments of every kind, of Chester. This made me quite and indeed the attendants were I saw some sweet little silver candle- anxious to see a business-house which courtesy itself. sticks which would look just lovely on evidently was well patronized, and, as ,ri n\ 1 a writing table—there is no lack of trifts far as I could judge from what I saw, „ Jhe (^"s'n^sy atmosphere wa» at for the ,?boys ■. In Fran,^ Chmlt,las not without good reason. I expressed lt'l, e e*' ea Day is called the day of new clothes," my desire, and so my Aunt promised lo .Br0"s themselves out to |njm a„ o!d Frendl >mom q{ motor me into Chester some Saturday el- Cll5t ?nJer' e\eiy opportunity w|10 belonged to the Court new afternoon. ?' obt-1g <iauuy and seiecl guts lor dothC5 on that day. I„ the time cf their relatives and friends As motor- r ,v ■. j j .1 .1 rnp, -r, 11 1 Louis IX. it is recorded that at the ihe Chester Rows have always had ists, we were at once attracted by the 1 j u 1 v^ij chapel door each man received Ins new a fascination for me, but I had not lovely gloves suitable for motoring or 1 j ci cloak, put it on, and went in. Messrs. seen them since some years before the driving—so warm to feel, so soft, so o .i,. lu „ f ,1 War. However, the day arrived, and comfortable, that with these, one could V5 ni ? ?h we went into Chester. 1 was surprised brave the coldest weather with im- D"y 5 11f.ret '"f s,'me T iL t r.- -p, .1. C i hocks and diesses so delicate that they I had no idea that there was so One a puroty. I hen other gloves of suede tannot be sho„,|] in „ wm<J onZ •hop ta the Rows as Brown s appears and doeskin were to be seen, equally insjde Well, I have seen sach things tobe' allunng. What charm,ngg,Its! And bo(h jn ondo]> n„d Pan._ ,m(| », The windows were really very at- >n then l«,K_, depaitment, such loiely |,ilrd],, expected that the ancient city tractive. The hats in one of them were shades oi artistic coloui and quaint woulcj V1C with the Capital- in this most artistic in design, and yet their designs, and some set off with beaded ,es->ecl \ye vvere shewn such beauty lay in their 'simplicity. 1 in fringe, which heightened their at ^nde^'ful dresses!^ suSe'1 en her another window there was an attractive t^ctiveness. for <jmner or (iaiKC occasions. display of blouses, both wool and silk, Handbags and vanity bags in pro- The designs were pei-lect the and some with very pretty edging of fusion, such as a duchess would covet, dresses were dreams of loveliness, m black, terra-cotta, and yeilow amaiked Some of these had tortoiseshell or ivory colours, so vapoury in their look, so contrast to the white niateiia: of the frames, some plain, some carved, but all silky to touch, that 1 really did wonder blouse itself. equally attractive. And the sachets, if the people of this City of Chester Looking in another window I could which oniy a woninn could appreciate knew iviiat was within their reach. It not help remembering that someone to he they were beautiful, was a climax to our little toui. My Aunt has said: A woman's desires consist aIlJcure sets, so essential to every lady made quite a number of purchases, end of three things-Lingerie Lace and of taste, these were to be had in ebony, at a moderate expenditure. I imitated Lavender," The dainty confections I JV'oi'y and silver. !1:ue so many gifts to bestow saw, and noticed there, were in proxi- ,ru. a| Chnstmas, but 1 am quite happy mity to some equallv dainty bottles \hlS wns ,nde?1 a wonderful shop, aoout it-1 think that I have chosen Cf perfume in one "corner, which 1 a"d .tC C°T Us Porta s was to the right tlnngs-i know that I have thought was a very skilful setting, and admire ai\d to obta,:1- At, Ch"^mas xhosen good things of good material quite illustrative of the phrase I have tim,e 0!jr he'!rt stnngs arf ,00sed< and and ?/ °',le !hinS am ciu,te =ur,e~ mentioned. ™th lhe str,?8s,of our purses, I I shall tell all my friends that if they n I We think more of others than our- want real good value in then Christmas Yet another, window attracted our selves, and that is the real joy of Christ- shopping, well,-TRY "Brown's of attention. In it were the most elegant mas; and as I wandered round I Chester." 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