Nothing is made on the premises. Ellen has found several local seamstresses, tailors, milliners and shoemakers who make to order for her. Her customers don't have to go hither and yon for everything they need for a weekend, a holiday or the season. They choose their designs and fabrics in a comfortable salon, place their orders, come back for one or two fittings (if needed) and have their items delivered, all from the same place.
It is Wednesday 11th October 1911, 6 pm. The salon is a little untidy as Mrs Singer has had her final fitting for a dress that she would like delivered tomorrow so it can be packed for her coming weekend in the country. She has tried the shoes, the hat, and inspected the parasol that will accompany her new dress. She has also been looking for a green handbag. As always Mrs Singer has left her coat and gloves and her hat in the fitting room; just getting her back into those takes forever.