Brooks's New Brother

Four blocks from the White House, on the corner of 14th and F Streets, stands the nine-story building of Julius Garfinckel & Co. It is Washington's answer to the oft-repeated charge that the nation's capital is a town of dowdy women. In Gar-nnckel's show windows are strapless pink tulles by Dior, tobacco-colored satins by Path and organdies by Adrian. Last week Garfinckel's added another famed trademark to its collection: a crest with a lion rampant and a Pegasus, and the motto "Our words and deeds agree." It bought control of Manhattan's 65-year-old A. De Pinna Co., which is as...

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