Pulitzer gave the same prescription to her friends. If one of them needed something to do, Pulitzer would open a store in her town.
The Pulitzers divorced in 1969. Pulitzer’s second husband, Enrique Rousseau, died in 1993.
‘‘I don’t know how to explain what it was like to run my business, the joy of every day,’’ she told Vanity Fair magazine in a story in 2003. ‘‘I got a kick every time I went into the shipping department. ... I loved seeing (the dresses) going out the door. I loved them selling in the shop. I liked them on the body. Everything. There’s no explaining the fun I had.’’