‘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 strait-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.