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Our Heritage

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.

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Selfridges today

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 named the Best Department Store in the World three times,
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'

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Information and anecdotes taken from Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge (Profile Books) by social historian and author Lindy Woodhead.

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