A hundred miles from Oxford Street – fashion archive, 1972

4 April 1972: There are more out-of-London branches of famous London names. Miss Selfridge, for example, now has 18 branchesThe fashion shopping scene has been virtually transformed over the past ten years or so. If the calendar were put back to 1960 I believe we should be astonished at how dull the shops would seem. The contrast would be greatest in the suburbs and provincial towns, because of the boutiques that have blossomed in the high streets and the multiplying branches of fashion chains. Also, many provincial department stores have changed hands, been modernised, adopted new methods of display, self-service, Read More

Source:: The Guardian