An American in Paris

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Guidebooks aimed at American tourists proliferated during the 1920s, with titles such as Paris on Parade (1925), Paris is a Woman's Town (1929), and The Paris Shopping Directory (1927) that offered "Everything for the woman in Paris." These guidebooks aimed to demystify shopping for American tourists, giving practical advice on where to go, what to buy, and how to get it delivered before their ship set sail. Today, these guidebooks provide insight into the vast network that existed during the 1920s, when the Parisian fashion industry employed over 200,000 workers. 

An American in Paris