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

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

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: 1933-11-04

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.

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.

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