Peck & Peck

Peck & Peck was a New York-based retailer of private label women’s wear prominent on Fifth Avenue. Founded by Edgar Wallace Peck and his brother George H. Peck, it began in New York in 1888 as a hosiery store, with early location near Madison Square. At Edgar Peck’s death, Time magazine reported that the brothers once had to pay rent every 24 hours to a distrusting landlord, but had 19 stores. It grew to 78 stores across the United States. Peck & Peck was purchased in the 1970s by a Minneapolis-based retailing company and, through a combination of poor/in-bred family management and widely decentralized locations, the chain was basically shut down and sold off in pieces.

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