In retail history

FAO Schwarz by A Marga from WikiCommons

FAO Schwarz by A Marga from WikiCommons

It was a dark day for children young and old on July 15th, 2015 when FAO Schwarz closed the doors and turned off the lights at its 5th Avenue store in Manhattan.

Founded in 1862 and moving to New York in 1870, FAO Schwarz was the oldest toy store in the U.S. known for their unique often high-end toys.