Lit Brothers

1893 – 1977
Lit Brothers was a moderate priced department store based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Samuel and Jacob Lit opened the first store at Eight and Market Streets in 1893.

Lit’s positioned itself well as a more affordable alternate to competitors, Strawbridge and Clothier, John Wanamaker, and Gimbels. The store’s tag line was “A Great Store in A Great City”, and it was noted for its millinery department

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