Having grew up in the shortage years which followed the crisis of 1929, Marilyn was not a thrifty woman.
As soon as she began to earn money as a model, she spent in clothes the money left after having paid her rent.
- Elizabeth Arden
She often went in this brand name of beauty products in 1955; some pictures of Ed Feingersh proved these visits :
1000 3rd Avenue, New York City.
In 1983 this department store developed its own clothes labelled "Marilyn".
- Bonwit Teller
4-10 East 57th Street, New York City.
Store located not far from Marilyn's apartment. She found it practical to buy her clothes there.
Today it sheltered the Galeries Lafayette.
13038 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Caterer which delivered her some alcohols.
She went there to do shopping, when she was married with Jim Dougherty.
- Farmer's Market
6333 West 3rd Street, Hollywood.
She was taken in pictures there, newly elected "Miss Cheesecake" by Stars and Stripes magazine.
It was there that the members of the crew of "Something's Got to Give" ordrered a cake for Marilyn's last birthday.
- Franks Nurseries & Flowers12424 Wilshire Boulevard. West Los Angeles.
A crowd of fans pressed around her, to such an extend that the police had to be called to restore law and order.
- I Magnin
9634 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills and 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
It was in this store that she spent her first earnings in clothes. She often went back there for years.
Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Now 324 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills and West 57th Street, New York City.
Marilyn's favourite clothes store ("Marilyn clothes").
- Marian Hunter's Bookshop
352 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills.
It was in this library that Marilyn opened her first account.
- Marks & Spencer
Marble Arch, London.
She did some shopping in private, after the leaving of the other clients during her stay in London in 1956, while she was shooting "The Prince and the Showgirl".
475 Park Avenue, New York City.
Marilyn's favourite fashion clothes store.
- May Company
620 7th Street, Los Angeles.
With 75$ Marilyn chose there some of the new clothes for her trip in New York City in 1950. But the 3 wool suits she had purchased weren't suitable to the East Coast heatwave.
- Sak's Fifth Avenue
Johnny Hyde made her known this store. She became a regular in the Los Angeles and The New York stores.
In October 1951,
she made publicity pictures in Beverly Hills, to go with an
article "Go Shopping with Marilyn at Sak's Fifth Avenue" :
Invoice New York :
Invoice Los Angeles :
- Tiffany and Company
This jewelry store, maybe the most famous in the world, didn't miss to attract Marilyn. Sam Shaw took her in picture in front of the store : .
- when she lived at 5th Helena Drive, she used to buy something to eat at the Brentwood Mart, on San Vicente Boulevard, where she had an account.
She took her prescriptions at the San Vicente Pharmacy (12025 San Vicente Boulevard).
- The Mart
In 1962 Bill Alexander was the owner of this shop of design furniture. On August 2, 1962 Marilyn, accompanied by Eunice Murray, purchased a wall tapestry and a small table.