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Selfridges Department Store

400 Oxford St., London W1A 1AB, UK
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    Best dept store in London! If you're visiting at Christmas, take time to look at the windows - especially designed displays for Christmas!

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    Selfridges carry more hip and young designs in a massive, massive building dedicated to shopping...mostly...and eating too..of course.

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    Whatever food you need, Selfridges has it in its food hall and confectionary: matzoh meal, sushi, Pop Rocks, Reese's Pieces, scorpion lollipops, gold-flaked chocolates. The clothing is all very high-end if you're into that kind of thing, but the food hall is accessible to all. Stop in for a gourmet cupcake or salted beef sandwich and shop for any one of hundreds of kinds of chocolate from around the world.

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    Literally anything you want and more at this massive department store. It is so large that it's easy to get lost in there! If you're looking for luxury goods this is your go to. Or if you just want to people watch and mingle amongst the multimillionaires picking up a Prada dress for the night out.

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    Level after level of stunning displays! On my first trip to London I visited Harrod's but I really preferred Selfridges. I tried "tea" in both locations and though Harrod's had an extensive tea collection and a fancy tea room I like the scones and atmosphere better here.

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    An impressive fusion of Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Neiman Marcus, in terms of product lines, but better! Its ambiance has a great European touch allowing for a superb shopping experience.

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    Where Harrods and Harvey Nichols are London's answer to Bergdorf Goodman and Barney's, Selfridges is Saks Fifth Ave or Bloomingdales.

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    Selfridges reminded me of a really poorly kept Macy's (like the one in Sunrise Mall on Long Island). They have a lot of onsie-pajamas.

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    Huge high-end department store in Oxford Street, famous for its yellow shopping bags. On top of designers bags and clothes there is a very nice food court with a wide variety of choice.

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    Much better than Harrod's. Carries good designers without the jaw dropping prices. Excellent Food Hall. British equivalent of Neiman Marcus, basically. And there's a reasonable coffee/tea cafe inside.

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    I'm not a big fan of shopping, but yeah, it was okay. In my view perhaps it was a bit to "posh". And it felt like we had to wait at the MAC Cosmetics Store for hours.

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    Selfridges is a old and famous department store (now with it's own miniseries). I found it ostentatious and overperfumed.

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    Yes, it's pricey but they have some great mini-shops inside which make it easier to find items if you're short on time. For example, found some lovely Anthropologie pottery in their housewares section that I had not found in the main Anthropologie store.
    They have seasonal events and when I was there they had a quiet room set up: literally a padded room where you could meditate or nap. It was pure awesome after a long day rushing around London.
    Not a place for bargains but more for sheer variety and volume.

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    Great Store... Can't wait for Mr. Selfridge with Jeremy Piven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLborDbtx3M

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    A Mecca for shopaholics, Selfridges must be the largest department store on Oxford Street. Here you can buy goods from all of the major brands and from many smaller ones as well. It also has a great food hall with many items not found elsewhere

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    Has everything you need. from food to clothes and furnitures. Theres a variety of food to try in the foodhall. Must eats: Beef sandwiches and the seafood bar and macaroons from piere hermes. all the designers brands in clothes, handbags and shoes, make up, perfume, jewellery, and they have a alcohol corner, champagne, wine, vodka, and sometimes, theres limited edition bottles as well.

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    This is one of the big department stores in London. It rivals Harrods for size and variety. Unfortunately, you have to brave the crowds on Oxford Street to get to Selfridges, but once there, check out all the variety of foods. And ladies, if you love shoes, Selfridges has an entire floor devoted to women's shoes with everything from high end designer shoes to more reasonably priced yet fashionable footwear.

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    London, a city you will fall in love with, not at the first sight. However, as time goes on, you love the city more.

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    The first thing I did in London was shop and have high tea! Selfridges is very much like our Bloomingdales in the US. The nice part about this department store is it had a food court and some nice restaurants inside. I had a glass of champagne and high tea. I loved it! I may have seemed like a bit of a tourist ooo-ing and ahhh-ing at all the little cakes and sandwiches on my tray but it was MY first time! Such a treat!

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Founder Harry Gordon Selfridge was a novel marketer. He pioneered the concept of shopping for pleasure rather than necessity back in the early 1900s when he opened Selfridges in London. One of the largest department stores in the UK, the company is associated with the concept of “the customer is always right,” promoting the business practice through extensive advertising. What makes Selfridge’s story more fascinating was the fact that he wasn’t even British. The business magnate was born in Wisconsin and had a father that fought in the American Civil War. Today, Selfridges stores are known for their unique architecture and beautiful windows, as well as for their great shopping.

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