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"Exploring the Royal Shopping Experience: From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Selfridges" Step into a time capsule and transport yourself back to c1953

Background imageShop Collection: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace made by Cartier, the George IV State Diadem and the insignia of the Order of the Garter

Background imageShop Collection: O Connell Street, Limerick City, Republic of Ireland

O Connell Street, Limerick City, Republic of Ireland
O Connell Street, Limerick City, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageShop Collection: Old London Bridge, about 1630, (c1900-1920)

Old London Bridge, about 1630, (c1900-1920). A print after a model constructed by John B Thorpe, from Art History and Literature Illustrations, by Jessie Noakes, Virtue and Co, (London, c1900-1920)

Background imageShop Collection: Hogarth, Gin Lane

Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act)

Background imageShop Collection: UK, England, Norfolk, North Norfolk, Holt

UK, England, Norfolk, North Norfolk, Holt

Background imageShop Collection: View of Carnaby Street, London. Trendy boutiques including Domino Male and

View of Carnaby Street, London. Trendy boutiques including Domino Male and Tre Camp. April 1968

Background imageShop Collection: Market Place, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Market Place, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, with people in two charabancs and a few small cars. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShop Collection: MALE BOUTIQUE LONDON

MALE BOUTIQUE LONDON
The Male, West One fashion boutique for men, on Carnaby Street, London W1. The shop itself is painted in a bright canary yellow colour, whereas uptairs looks dilapidated

Background imageShop Collection: Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Paris, France, Europe

Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Stamford / Lincs 1950S

Stamford / Lincs 1950S
A huge sign spanning the street advertises the George Hotel, in the historic town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageShop Collection: El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, scallop shells and walking sticks, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Catford Cat DD004478

Catford Cat DD004478
The Catford Cat a giant fibreglass sculpture at the entrance to the Catford Centre, located between 154 and 158 Rushey Green, Catford, London. Photographed by Paul Barkshire, 12th June 1994

Background imageShop Collection: Lady Outside Gucci Shop

Lady Outside Gucci Shop
A smartly-dressed lady in turban, pearls and gloves, leaves the Gucci shop in Bond Street to step into her waiting Rolls Royce parked outside

Background imageShop Collection: Medieval Coventry OP14727

Medieval Coventry OP14727
Butcher Row, Coventry. Photographed circa 1880 by Francis Bedford. Furniture is displayed on the pavement in front of the premises of Palmer & Co, Brokers and Furniture Dealers

Background imageShop Collection: Drinking / Intemperance

Drinking / Intemperance
Political print of Gin Lane supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. The pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing

Background imageShop Collection: Castle Junction and Royal Avenue, Belfast

Castle Junction and Royal Avenue, Belfast - an elevated view of a very busy street scene with shop fronts, people, trams and horse vehicles. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast)

Background imageShop Collection: Frederick Gorringes, London Department Store

Frederick Gorringes, London Department Store
The premises of Frederick Gorringes Ltd. - Buckingham Palace Road, London. A fine Department Store, opened in the early 1900s and closed sometime after 1960

Background imageShop Collection: Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Background imageShop Collection: Pork Pie Shop 1960S

Pork Pie Shop 1960S
Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, renowned for its Melton Mowbray pork pies, named after the town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

Background imageShop Collection: The Biba Boutique in West London. Kensington High Street area Young ladies

The Biba Boutique in West London. Kensington High Street area Young ladies, possibly staff, models, and friends help move the clothes down the street

Background imageShop 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 imageShop Collection: Central America, Panama, Cristobal. Kuna Indian traditional molas

Central America, Panama, Cristobal. Kuna Indian traditional molas

Background imageShop 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 imageShop Collection: Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Blackheath Village

Blackheath Village
A view of Blackheath village from the south, looking towards the Station and Tranquil Vale

Background imageShop Collection: Are You Being Served TV Programme. Cast on set August 1977

Are You Being Served TV Programme. Cast on set August 1977 Left To Right Miss Brahms ( Wendy Richard ) Mrs Slocombe ( Mollie Sugden) Mr Grainger ( Arthur Brough ), Mr Lucas ( Trevor Bannister )

Background imageShop 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 imageShop Collection: Biba move to Kensington Church Street

Biba move to Kensington Church Street
A highly publicised moving day for the Biba boutique of Barbara Hulanicki as around 60 models and well-known sixties personalities help to move the shop from its original Abingdon Road location to

Background imageShop Collection: High Street and Burford Church with daffodils, Burford, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England

High Street and Burford Church with daffodils, Burford, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Southwest, American Indian art & handicrafts. Navajo blanket, beadwork, turquoise necklace

Southwest, American Indian art & handicrafts. Navajo blanket, beadwork, turquoise necklace, silver & turquoise belt buckle, 12-century Anasazi Mimbres bowl. PR

Background imageShop Collection: Poster encouraging people to eat more fish

Poster encouraging people to eat more fish
Poster encouraging people to Eat More Fish. More than half the catch is sold as fried fish. A range of people, including two children, in a fish and chip shop

Background imageShop Collection: Stamford / Lincs 1950S

Stamford / Lincs 1950S
A huge sign spanning the street advertises the George Hotel, Stamford, Lincolnshire. There is hardly any traffic, despite signs for both the a and the RAC

Background imageShop Collection: Signs in Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Signs in Seoul, South Korea, Asia

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

Vucciria Market, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Old bull fighting posters for sale at the Bull Ring

Old bull fighting posters for sale at the Bull Ring, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, El Arenal district, Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in

Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in Kensington Church Street, West London. She is 2nd from the right, with her friend singer Cilla Black, far right

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

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

Background imageShop Collection: Couple kissing outside Carnaby Street boutique

Couple kissing outside Carnaby Street boutique
A couple kissing in front of iconic Carnaby Street boutique, I was Lord Kitcheners Valet. Hanging outside can be seen a variety of mens vintage clothing including a naval peacoat

Background imageShop Collection: Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA

Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: circa 1911

Background imageShop Collection: Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London

Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London, with the Shirland Hotel (pub, now the Truscott Arms) on the left. Date: circa 1910

Background imageShop Collection: Marylebone High Street, London

Marylebone High Street, London. Date: circa 1908

Background imageShop Collection: Stratford Broadway, Stratford, East London

Stratford Broadway, Stratford, East London, with Samuel Gurney obelisk. Date: circa 1910

Background imageShop Collection: A Street Scene in Cairo, by Charles Robertson

A Street Scene in Cairo, by Charles Robertson (1844-1891)

Background imageShop Collection: Medieval goldsmith at work

Medieval goldsmith at work
Workshop of Etienne Delaulne, a goldsmith in Paris, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageShop 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 imageShop Collection: Shambles CC76_00555

Shambles CC76_00555
Shambles, York, 1910. A view looking south along Shambles from in front of the butchers shop at number 44, with a number of young children standing along the street

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

Selfridges, Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, England

Background imageShop 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




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"Exploring the Royal Shopping Experience: From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Selfridges" Step into a time capsule and transport yourself back to c1953, where you can witness the regal splendor of shopping during the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through Stamford / Lincs in the 1950s, capturing glimpses of a bygone era. But let's not forget that shopping is not just about royalty; it encompasses various aspects of society. Take a detour to Hogarth's Gin Lane, an iconic depiction of drinking and intemperance that reminds us of the darker side often associated with consumerism. For book lovers, Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris beckons with its literary charm. Lose yourself amidst shelves filled with timeless classics and feel inspired by the words that have shaped generations. Embark on an extraordinary journey along El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Along this ancient path, pilgrims find solace while encountering quaint shops offering mementos symbolizing their spiritual quest. Venture across continents to O'Connell Street in Limerick City, Republic of Ireland. Here lies a bustling hub where locals gather for vibrant street markets like Vucciria Market in Palermo, Sicily. The aroma of fresh produce fills the air as vendors proudly display their wares - a true feast for all senses. Travel further south to Central America's Panama and discover Kuna Indian traditional molas at Cristobal. These intricate textiles tell stories passed down through generations and offer unique treasures for those seeking cultural immersion through shopping. Back on British soil, experience retail therapy at its finest within Birmingham's Bullring Shopping Centre or marvel at Castle Junction and Royal Avenue in Belfast - two destinations showcasing modernity alongside historical charm.