Mr. Selfridge


Oh, I am counting the days until this new British import hits the states {on March 31st}.  The show is called Mr. Selfridge and Jeremy Piven plays the title character, Gordon “Harry” Selfridge, who revolutionized the shopping experience through his creation of the famous British department store, Selfridges.  Credited with the sayings “Only XX shopping days until Christmas” and “The customer is always right!”, and the first to introduce a ‘beauty hall’ and soda fountain within a store, he was a true retail pioneer.

If you’re like me, and you love learning about the history of retailing, do a little reading up here…and learn about his loves and tragic end.  Other suggested reading: this book, this book, this book and this book that inspired the series.

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{Selfridges window display from the twenties from here}

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