Definition of FAO Schwarz from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


FAO Schwarz

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a famous toy shop/store in Manhattan, New York City, originally opened in 1870 by Frederick Schwarz, a German immigrant. It is one of the largest in the world. FAO Schwarz was one of the first companies to sell goods by mail order. In 2009 the company was bought by Toys 'R' Us.