Selfridges is a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.
The story began when Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909.
The founder’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, which now includes two stores in Manchester, one in Birmingham, plus selfridges.com and the Selfridges App which both deliver to over 130 countries.
In 2016 Selfridges was the first ever store to be awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. For an unprecedented three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) Selfridges also won the coveted ‘Best Department Store in the World’ award, underlining its place at the forefront of retail.
In a world where stores and shopping malls increasingly seem to resemble each other, Selfridges is unmistakably unique.
Unique because we believe that, at its best, the experience of shopping should be extraordinary, captivating and inspiring.
Shopping at its best is what we do best, from our famous head-turning window displays to the sheer range and quality of products in-store. Where else could you find the latest in computer technology, luxurious homewares, must-have designer fashion and a feast of mouth-watering food and drink, all under one roof?
That also means that there's no such thing as a typical Selfridges person. From the Beauty counters to the Food Hall, the people that work with us - and the things that inspire them - are as diverse as the product ranges we sell.
Selfridges' people are of all backgrounds, cultures and ages. What unites them is their passion for their products, and their willingness to put that little bit extra into ensuring our customers enjoy the best possible service.
Every day, they make us what we are. Could you?