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Below Austin Reed’s window display for Ashes series, 1932.

Selfridges and Barkers [at Derry & Toms’ roof garden], kept records of royal visitors as well as notables from stage and screen – Selfridges on a panel that it got its visitors to write on, and Barkers in visitors books, later presented to the local archives.

Typical advertisement by supplier for accessories, Coronation of George VI, 1937.

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One of Simpson’s annual Christmas Tree of lights by Natasha Kroll, 1950s.

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Showing Off catalogues a fifty year history of some of London's most splendid and iconic stores; illustrating the formula for successful sur...

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