Selfridges (Oxford) Ltd – a very brief history
Selfridges (Oxford) Ltd opened its doors in around 1972. Selfridges (Oxford) Ltd was a large and very prestigious department store located at 27 Westgate, Oxford, OX1 1LP. Sears (who by then owned Lewis’s, who were also the owners of the Selfridges London store) re-branded the store as Lewis’s in around 1989 and it traded under the Lewis’s name until around 1996 (from around 1991 Lewis’s had come under the ownership of Owen Owen). It then traded as Allders until around 2005 (Allders having purchased a number of the Owen Owen stores in 1996), when the store closed. This photograph circa 1988.
Selfridges (Oxford) Ltd from inside the Westgate Christmas time 1988.
Selfridges from inside the Westgate 1987.
Selfridges from inside the Westgate Shopping Centre in 1986 (the Westage had just had a £3m re-vamp at that time).
A pre-1986 photograph of the inside of the Westgate Centre. Note that great menswear shop, now long gone, Dunn and Co. and C&A at the bottom (C&A closed all its UK stores in 2001 but remains in Europe. C&A sold a good range of ski jackets amongst other things). Selfridges is to the left, out of shot.