Wilkes Bashford merchandise is an "addiction" for a wealthy closeted gay character, Beauchamp Day, in Armistead Maupin 's eponymous first book from the Tales of the City series, which is mostly set in San Francisco. ^ Carolyne Zinko (2016-01-16).Is Wilkes Bashford owned by Mitchells?
In November 2009, Wilkes Bashford was acquired by Mitchells Stores . The flagship store was opened in 1966 by Wilkes Bashford, its namesake, and has long catered to the elite, including former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. The original store is in the Union Square Shopping District in San Francisco, California.Where is the Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco?
Wilkes Bashford. The original store is in the Union Square Shopping District in San Francisco, California. Later the company expanded with an additional location in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California .What happened to the owner of Bashford's?
The store's namesake Wilkes Bashford died of prostate cancer on January 16, 2016, at the age of 82. In 1985, founder Wilkes Bashford and partner Jack Guillaume were charged with cheating the City of San Francisco out of $1 million in rent.