Feb 18, 2019
There were a number shops at this address, which was located on
the corner of Marszałkowska and Chmielna streets.
We learn a little about Polish fashion in the inter-war period
and choose a hat from the renowned Mieszkowski boutique. After that
we go the neighbouring Wedel chocolate salon and talk marketing
Further reading on Culture.pl:
With thanks to:
- Magdalena Stopa and Warsaw’s History Meeting House for the
interview recording with Emil Mieszkowski, the grandson of the
original shop owner and who lived at this address before and during
World War II.
- Aleksandra Jatczak, a fashion historian and lecturer at the
Fashion Department of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.
Elżbieta Jasińska, the great-granddaughter of Emil Wedel, the
founder of one of Poland’s most loved chocolate brands.
- Adam Żuławski, editor and co-host of sister podcast Stories
From The Eastern West, for providing the English-language voice of
- Alicja Baczyńska, your audio guide, for help with acoustic
mapping throughout the Unseen project.