McDonnell & East Summer Sale catalogue, 1922
At the beginning of January 1922, McDonnell & East department store, situated on George Street in Brisbane's CBD, announced their annual "Summer Sale". Extensive advertisements were published in Brisbane newspapers with discounts to wide variety of merchandise -
"The firm state this sale is intended to take the form of a New Year surprise to the people of Queensland - to aid them in starting 1922 economically... Included in offerings will be fashion goods for women such as blouses, skirts, robes, also underwear, sunshades, & c., plenty of fashionable millinery, too. There will be bargains in children's frocks, children's underwear, also big values in men's mercery, men's suits, men's hats, boys' suits, and boots and shoes for men, women and children.... Dress fabric values will stand out conspicuously. The firm say the bargains in furniture and furnishings were never better." (The Telegraph, January 3, 1922).