Selfridges Turns One Hundred and Four!
Harry Gordon Selfridge, a guy many of us have become pretty familiar with over the last few months. For those of you who haven't been lured in by the TV program's seductive show girls, gentlemen with their tailcoats and pockets watches, and a horse and cart or two... well here's a brief low down for you.
Selfridges & co...The iconic yellow bags, magnificent store windows and a reputation as being the epitome of British retailing? Yes. Well, sort of. Harry Gordon Selfridge was actually a yank who came over to London in the 1900s to change British retailing for ever (and aren't we glad he did) Harry envisaged a world of shopping that was exciting, full of choice and a feast for the eyes. Not a bad description of the current Selfridges stores I'd say!
So on the company's 104th year of serving our shopping habits far too well, we'd like to wish Selfridges a very Happy Birthday!