"He passed, dallying, the windows of Brown Thomas, silk mercers. Cascades of ribbons. Flimsy China silks. A tilted urn poured from its mouth a flood of bloodhued poplin: lustrous blood.The huguenots brought that here." (U8.620)

An advertisement for Brown, Thomas & Co. in a tourist pamphlet from 1902. They were located at the corner of Grafton and Duke streets.