Is there any connection between the Avon Lady and Shakespeare’s hometown Stratford-upon-Avon?

Yes, there is a connection between the Avon Lady and Shakespeare’s hometown Stratford-upon-Avon.

In 1896 in New York City, D. H. McConnell abandoned door-to-door book selling and formed the California Perfume Company, which marketed scents the same way.

His company expanded and McConnell built a factory in Suffern, New York.

On the 50th anniversary of the company, McConnell changed its name. He chose Avon because he admired Shakespeare.

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