The fashionable SHOPPING district had been on Broadway just south of Houston Street, with upscale merchants like Tiffany and Ball, Black & Co., but bigger stores started to move north. In 1858, MACY'S opened: Back then, it was "R.H. Macy Dry Goods," on 6th Avenue between 13th and 14th Streetsâon their first day of business they made a little over $11, or $297.09 today. Macy's introduced annual clearance sales in 1863 and the store kept expanding throughout the years, eventually moving to 18th Street and Broadway, on the "Ladies' Mile", the elite shopping district of the time; and by 1902, the Herald Square location opened.On Broadway, between 9th and 10th Streets, was A.T. Stewart's "Iron Palace" (pictured) of a DEPARTMENT STORE. Opened in 1862, the six-story cast-iron building had a glass dome skylight and sold dry goods, like silks and fabrics, as well as manufactured ladies' clothing. There were also 2,000 employees and, on average, 15,000 customers a day. For the men, there was the BROOKS BROTHERS, who had been making fine suits since the early 1800s. According to legend, starting in 1865, the company did not make an off-the-rack black suitâ"the idea that this was because Abraham Lincoln wore a bespoke black Brooks frock coat when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth." This is a myth, though it's unclear why they didn't make that color suit starting in that year. And the store was ransacked during the 1863 Draft Riots, as both a place where the wealthy bought their clothes and as a manufacturer of Union uniforms. 19th century New York's elite and underbelly await you in BBC America's COPPER. Watch the premiere of the riveting new series from Academy AwardÂ®-winner Barry Levinson and EmmyÂ® Award-winner Tom Fontana on Sunday, August 19, at 10/9c, only on BBC America. For more updates on the series, be sure to like COPPER on Facebook and follow COPPER on Twitter.