What would you do if you found a co-worker hanging out in the inventory or trash after a big night out, or you had a boss who liked to throw clothes hangers at you when he got mad? During his many exciting years in the business, Mark Scott generated hundreds of colorful stories, many of which wound up in his new book, “ReTales: Chronicles from My Career in Retailing When Department Stores Mattered”.
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Can you imagine walking into a department store and price being the last factor in your buying decision?
Can you imagine shopping being more like visiting a museum than a scavenger hunt?
Can you imagine the salesperson welcoming you by your name and feeling like every single item in the store was designed just for you, because it was!
This is the story of ReTales – a chronicle of my retail career from 1974 to 1986 during the last great era of department stores.
It tells the story of the time I spent working and living in NYC, getting my feet wet at Bloomingdale’s, and surviving the kill or be killed mentality that was pervasive there.
Follow the entertaining and colorful journey of my rise from stock boy to senior buyer, all the way up the ranks to VP at Lord & Taylor; that American Beauty Rose that has just dropped its last petal.
Although I later rose to the level of CEO of several retail companies, my debut book tells the tale of the formative years of my career when department stores dominated the retail landscape.