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Exploring the vibrant retail scene across Europe and beyond

Background imageRetail Collection: Woolworths Southend FWW01_01_0033_002

Woolworths Southend FWW01_01_0033_002
F W Woolworth And Company Limited, 29-35 High Street, Southend-on-Sea. A view south along the High Street in Southend-on-Sea in October 1938, with shoppers and cyclists outside the store

Background imageRetail Collection: Colliergate and York Minster at Christmas, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Colliergate and York Minster at Christmas, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: The Theatre-Zoo shop window DD003928

The Theatre-Zoo shop window DD003928
The Theatre-Zoo, 28, New Row, Covent Garden, London. Exterior of shop window. Photographed by Paul Barkshire, 4th April 1980

Background imageRetail Collection: Souvenir dolls in traditional Hungarian costumes, Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Souvenir dolls in traditional Hungarian costumes, Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Vucciria Market, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Vucciria Market, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: The Cartier shop on Old Bond Street illuminated at night, London

The Cartier shop on Old Bond Street illuminated at night, London

Background imageRetail Collection: Selfridges Department Store 1909 BL20507

Selfridges Department Store 1909 BL20507
SELFRIDGES DEPARTMENT STORE, Oxford Street, London. Selfridges Department Store in Oxford Street is photographed here soon after it opened in 1909. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere in May 1909

Background imageRetail Collection: Selfridges, Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, England

Selfridges, Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, England

Background imageRetail Collection: Christmas Market, Krakow, Poland, Europe

Christmas Market, Krakow, Poland, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman

The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman
A shop assistant finally loses the plot after bringing out roll upon roll of material for a demanding customer to choose from. 1929

Background imageRetail Collection: Council House and Christmas Market stalls in the Market Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Council House and Christmas Market stalls in the Market Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Peter Yapp, Sloane Street BL05960

Peter Yapp, Sloane Street BL05960
PETER YAPP, 200-201 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London. Exterior of the shoemakers shop. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere, 1st December 1885

Background imageRetail Collection: Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales, New York, USA

Background imageRetail Collection: Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham JLP01_12_001

Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham JLP01_12_001
Interior view of the Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, showing escalators and people shopping, c. 1964. John Laing Collection

Background imageRetail Collection: Souk, Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Souk, Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageRetail Collection: Christmas Market in the Market Square with Belfry behind, Bruges, West Vlaanderen (Flanders)

Christmas Market in the Market Square with Belfry behind, Bruges, West Vlaanderen (Flanders), Belgium, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Harrods Shoe Department 1919 BL24450_021

Harrods Shoe Department 1919 BL24450_021
HARRODS, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Baroque luxury of the ladies shoe department in Harrods. The ornate plaster ceiling

Background imageRetail Collection: At the Butchers Shop J950299

At the Butchers Shop J950299
" At the Butchers Shop". Reconstruction drawing by Judith Dobie (English Heritage Graphics Team). Roman period

Background imageRetail Collection: Charminar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state, India, Asia

Charminar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state, India, Asia

Background imageRetail Collection: Messrs Pellatt & Green, St Pauls Churchyard 1809 J000148

Messrs Pellatt & Green, St Pauls Churchyard 1809 J000148
MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. " Messrs Pellatt & Green, St Pauls Churchyard" London. Interior view. Print for " No 5 of Ackermanns Repository of Arts" 1809

Background imageRetail Collection: Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand 1809 J000143

Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand 1809 J000143
MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. Aquatint engraving " Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand" London 1809 by Pugin & Rowlandson. Interior view

Background imageRetail Collection: Butcher Row, Whitechapel in 1850 J000141

Butcher Row, Whitechapel in 1850 J000141
MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. Engraving showing shops and shoppers on " Butcher Row, Whitechapel" London. Illustration of about 1850 by ARCHER

Background imageRetail Collection: Harrods illuminated at night K000058

Harrods illuminated at night K000058
HARRODS DEPARTMENT STORE Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. View of Harrods lit up at night. Photographed in February 2000

Background imageRetail Collection: Christmas Market, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Christmas Market, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Colliergate and York Minster at Christmas, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Colliergate and York Minster at Christmas, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: The Shambles at Christmas, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Shambles at Christmas, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Church and souvenir shop at Santorini, Cyclades, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Church and souvenir shop at Santorini, Cyclades, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: LCC-LFB Aftermath of a fire in Hare Street, SE18

LCC-LFB Aftermath of a fire in Hare Street, SE18
A retail shop and dwellings above were seriously affected by a fire in Hare Street, London SE18, requiring additional fire engines to combat it

Background imageRetail Collection: Talavera Pottery, El Parian Market, Puebla, Historic Center, Puebla State, Mexico, North America

Talavera Pottery, El Parian Market, Puebla, Historic Center, Puebla State, Mexico, North America

Background imageRetail Collection: Opening of Whiteleys department store, 1911

Opening of Whiteleys department store, 1911
Two pictures reporting on the opening of Whiteleys department store in Bayswater, West London in at the end of November 1911

Background imageRetail Collection: Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s

Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s
Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, during the mining boom, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRetail Collection: John Lewis, founder of the department store

John Lewis, founder of the department store
John Lewis (1836 - 1928), founder of John Lewis department store on Oxford Street, London

Background imageRetail Collection: Signs in Getreidegasse, the main shopping street, Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Signs in Getreidegasse, the main shopping street, Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Souvenir house shaped refrigerator magnets, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Souvenir house shaped refrigerator magnets, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Tourists, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Tourists, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: The shopping arcades and the glass dome of the historical Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The shopping arcades and the glass dome of the historical Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Christmas Market, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Christmas Market, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Spice shop at the Wednesday Flea Market in Anjuna, Goa, India, asia

Spice shop at the Wednesday Flea Market in Anjuna, Goa, India, asia

Background imageRetail Collection: Floating market of Cai Rang, Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Floating market of Cai Rang, Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageRetail Collection: Christmas Market and Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Christmas Market and Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Caviar for sale in the market of Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

Caviar for sale in the market of Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Mate cups for sale at the market in Purmamarca, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy Province, Argentina

Mate cups for sale at the market in Purmamarca, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy Province, Argentina, South America

Background imageRetail Collection: Christmas market, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Christmas market, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Day of the Dead Folk Art, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico, North America

Day of the Dead Folk Art, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico, North America

Background imageRetail Collection: Colourful designs for sale along Jolly Beach, Antigua, Leeward Islands

Colourful designs for sale along Jolly Beach, Antigua, Leeward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageRetail Collection: Tulips for sale in the Bloemenmarkt (flower market), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Tulips for sale in the Bloemenmarkt (flower market), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Christkindelsmarkt (Christ Childs Market) (Christmas Market), Nuremberg

Christkindelsmarkt (Christ Childs Market) (Christmas Market), Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Background imageRetail Collection: Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market), Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany, Europe

Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market), Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany, Europe




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Exploring the vibrant retail scene across Europe and beyond. 🛍️ From the bustling Vucciria Market in Palermo, Sicily to the iconic Selfridges at Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, England, retail therapy knows no bounds. Step back in time with Woolworths Southend FWW01_01_0033_002 or immerse yourself in the festive charm of Colliergate and York Minster at Christmas in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Discover cultural treasures like souvenir dolls donning traditional Hungarian costumes in Budapest or get lost amidst the vibrant Souk of Marrakech, North Africa. Council House and Christmas Market stalls create a magical atmosphere in Nottingham's Market Square while Talavera Pottery at El Parian Market showcases Mexico's rich heritage. Travel back to 1911 for the grand opening of Whiteleys department store or witness history being made with Selfridges Department Store 1909 BL20507 on display. Peter Yapp on Sloane Street adds a touch of elegance to London's shopping experience. And who can resist collecting souvenir house-shaped refrigerator magnets from Amsterdam? Join us as we embark on a global retail journey that celebrates diversity and endless possibilities.