Class act? ‘Downton Abbey’ enters merchandise fray

LONDON • Forget “Mad Men” modernism. This season’s style is all about “Downton Abbey’”s Edwardian opulence. Millions around the world have been seduced by the straight-laced but stylish world of the British historical drama. Soon they’ll be able to take some of that style home, getting lips as soft as Lady Mary’s, wine inspired by Lord Grantham’s favorite tipple — and even walls as gray as Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen. Since it premiered in 2010, the series about the family and servants of a grand Eng...

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