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Discover the history of Selfridges and the theatre of retail with our founder, Mr Harry Gordon Selfridge - More on the ITV drama and how Mr Selfridge changed the high street.
Mr Selfridge - open to the world since 1909
In 1906, Harry Gordon Selfridge arrived in London from Chicago with his heart set on opening his dream store.
With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges flourished under the direction of its charismatic Chief.
Take a slice of The Best Department Store in the World home with you today, with our collection of Selfridges Selection products.
Discover chocolate treats, delicious wines and home accessories, all splashed in our signature yellow.
Harry Gordon Selfridge's spirit of innovation and creativity lives
on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his
family have owned and operated the business. The only store to
be twice awarded the accolade of the Best Department Store in
the World, Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its
products - it's a shopping experience that promises to surprise,
amaze and amuse its customers by delivering extraordinary
customer experiences. And, to this day, as Harry Gordon
Selfridge said, 'Everyone is welcome'.
Information and anecdotes taken from Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge (Profile Books) by social historian and author Lindy Woodhead.