Where to Buy the Best of Everything
“Walking into Replacements, Ltd. is like going to Disneyland for dishes,” writes internationally recognized author Suzy Gershman in her new book, Where to Buy the Best of Everything, published in April by Frommer’s, a division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Her book includes information about more than 1,000 stores and brands, with chapters devoted to women's clothing, women's shoes and accessories, menswear, kids, beauty, homestyle, food, lifestyle, and more.
At Replacements, Ltd. “there’s an official tour every hour, there’s a lounge, there’s restrooms, there’s free information to take away,” Gershman writes in her glowing assessment of our facilities. “There’s even a stack of pens and fridge magnets,” she writes. “The help is enormously friendly and knowledgeable. In the rear, in back of the showroom and before the warehouse, there’s a small clearance corner. It is a heart stopping destination.”
“All of us shoppers know about Replacements, the famous china dealer,” Gershman writes, and she is a lady who knows something about shopping. Her Born to Shop books, a Frommer’s series that is more than 20 years old, has been translated into 6 foreign languages, and has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. Gershman also writes for the noted magazines Travel & Leisure, Travel Holiday, and Conde Nast France. Gershman, with her two daschunds, “Toffee” and “Mango,” divides her time between California and Provence when she is not traveling for her work.
Frommer’s, which now publishes more than 300 guidebooks, burst upon the travel scene in 1957 with the publication of Arthur Frommer’s innovative Europe on $5 a Day, probably carried in more backpacks by more college students than any travel guide in history. Frommer’s is one of the most trusted names in travel books today. The company is a division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a billion-dollar publishing corporation that has been in business since 1807.