Long before John Lewis and Debenhams came to Oxford Street, there was Marshall & Snellgrove. This luxurious store was founded in the 1800s, with many other branches later opened around Britain. After struggling throughout the war years, it merged with Debenhams in 1919.
Photos of the day - December 19, 2014Customers are reflected as they shop in a John Lewis department store mmmm014 in London, United Kingdom. With just a few shopping days remaining to Christmas, consumers are flocking to get last minute gifts. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
I really like how architects Grimshaw have utilised the card tubes, commonly used to hold fabric, in their design for John Lewis. Google Image Result for http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2011/09/dezeen_John-Lewis-Fashion-Pavilion-by-Grimshaw_01.jpg