Department Stores

Vintage photos and adverts from the wonderful world of department stores. To find out more, see my book, 'Department Stores, published by Shire and available from Amazon.
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c.1910: Liberty of London.

Liberty of London, - The Shops of Old London ++ spitalfieldslife.

Harry Selfridge at his Oxford Street site in London, 1931

Harry Selfridge at his Oxford Street site in London, 1931 Love this series on BBC

Harry Gordon Selfridge, Sr. - Harry Gordon Selfridge's claim to fame was his department store chain "Selfridges".  He is also responsible for coining the phrase "The customer is always right."

- Harry Gordon Selfridge's claim to fame was his department store chain "Selfridges". He is also responsible for coining the phrase "The customer is always right." He made millions and died penniless.

Harry Gordon Selfridge | Selfridges, London - Confectionery Section.Copyright © Mary Evans ...

Selfridges, London - Confectionery Section. Date unknown

Glass Half Plate  Image of a woman modelling a hat for the retailer Marshall & Snelgrove. Published in Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News.    Maker:  Bassano Studio  Production Date:  1933-11-04

Glass Half Plate Image of a woman modelling a hat for the retailer Marshall & Snelgrove. Published in Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News. Maker: Bassano Studio Production Date:

1908: Arding & Hobbs, near Clapham Junction, London. It was at one point the largest department store south of the Thames. Nowadaus it's a branch of Debenhams.

In Pictures: London's Lost Department Stores - Arding & Hobbs, near Clapham Junction, as seen in It was at one point the largest department store south of the Thames. It is now a branch of Debenhams.

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