From facilitating affairs to public facilities, how has shopping changed our lives?
And where did the one-stop shop, the palace of splendour and opportunity that is the department store come from?
Kate talks to Erika Rappaport about the birth of shopping culture, the mark that department stores have had on our everyday lives and how exactly women could have their husbands sent to jail by buying an expensive sofa.
*WARNING there is discussion about abortion and death in this episode which some listeners might find upsetting*
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Peter Dennis.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.