About Debenhams

Debenhams.com offers shoppers everything you would expect to find in a traditional department store. They are one of the biggest and highly trusted chain department stores in UK city centres. The website sells thousands of items across many categories including kitchen appliances, Christmas gifts, clothing, shoes and even beauty products for men, how very progressive. Discover a whole new way to shop online with a website that is set up to save you money, you can even save items in your favourites until they come into sale!
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British Home Stores

BHS or British Home Stores as its more commonly branded, is a widely recognised and extremely popular name in retail. BHS is known for its commitment to providing stylish fashion ranges and homewares at prices that represent outstanding value. Although BHS opened its first store in 1928, it has just recently delved into making its products available online.

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marks and spencer

Marks & Spencer

Another great British department store with a great website selling high quality clothes and homeware items. They also retail a well respected choice of splendid food and wine and. The sparks club is an additional feature to help save money by collecting points it's free to join and open to everyone. The more you shop and collect the more they will treat you to offers, events and exclusives deals.

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Argos Catalogue

Argos

Argos.co.uk the famous British high street catalogue shop selling you what you want and delivering when you want it. Get your shopping items delivered with their Fast Track same day delivery service. If you cannot wait that long opt for the super fast in-store collection free of charge. Every shopper looking for bargains knows the Argos clearance page is the place to find extra discount on sale goods.

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A Little About

History of Debenhams

The original drapers business was called Flink & Clark and was founded in 1778 on Wigmore Street in the West End of London. In 1813 another partner came in to invest, this chap was called William Debenham. The drapers business was renamed too Clark and Debenham. The main stock of trade was expensive fabrics and accessories such as bonnets, gloves and parasols. A shop outside the capitol was opened in 1818 the location was Cheltenham with another in Harrogate following shortly after. The ensuing years produced prosperous times especially with the Victorian propensity for fashionable mourning. Which was adhered to with a strict dress code and etiquette. Debenhams continued to grow with further acquisitions on the retail and manufacturing side of the business. In 1905 the store was incorporated and renamed into the department store name we are all familiar with today Debenhams Limited. Acquisition of other department stores followed which included Marshall & Snelgrove on Oxford Street in London and later Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. By 1950, Debenhams was to become the biggest department store chain in the UK. It also had a spell as part of the Burton Group of shops. Debenhams faces some turbulent years ahead in the face of changing shopping habits with the advent of internet shopping boom.

Questions Asked

Its a rewards loyalty scheme exclusive to Debenhams that rewards your beauty product shopping. Collect points when you spend on fragrances, beauty creams, beauty electrical’s and services in store and on the website.

Yes they have regular sales in fact on the website there is a dedicated page highlighting all the latest deals. If you sign up to Debenhams newsletter you will be informed of any up and coming discounts and sales.

Debenhams Click & Collect service lets you place an order on the website and then collect it from your nearest Debenhams stores.

BHS a shop for the respectable classes

The History of British Home Stores

British Home Stores opened its doors for the first time in Brixton in 1928. The highest price of any item sold was one shilling. From the very start their stores sold lighting and had self service cafe and food departments. British Home Stores turn into a public company in 1931. In 1945 they decided price should not be their single marketing strategy, so set up a policy of quality and value for money that persists today. In 1985 they launched their successful overseas programme with their first franchise store in Gibraltar. Their overseas stores proved very popular and they now have franchises in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. These outlets mirror the appearance of their UK stores and sell most merchandise ranges. They operate under licence from BHS, and are not directly owned by the company. In 1986 they merged with Habitat and Mother care to form Storehouse plc. The inspiration of design had a stronger existence within their merchandise ranges and store design and ‘BHS’ replaced British Home Stores as the registered company name, reinforced by a new company logo and corporate image. They continue their pledge to delivering a great shopping experience to their customers through stylish fashion ranges and home wares at prices that represent great value.
Harrods the posh shop in London

The History of Harrods

In the beginning, Harrods has not always been so grand, however. The fairy tale begins with Charles Henry Harrod who was already a successful grocery wholesaler and tea merchant before he took over a small Knightsbridge shop in 1849. Under Harrod and his son the business prospered thanks to hard work, meticulous planning and the growing affluence of the Knightsbridge district of London. Much has changed since then, but the founder’s guiding principles of quality and service are still paramount today. Growth: In 1959 Harrods was acquired by House of Fraser, becoming the flagship store of this large retail group and when in 1993 links with House of Fraser were broken, Harrods was once again a private family-owned company as it had been in the days of Charles Henry Harrod. Palace in Knightsbridge: When Mohamed Al Fayed, purchased Harrods in 1985, its place as the world’s premier department store was already firmly established – but he realised that much still needed to be done in order to prepare it for the decades ahead. He instigated a massive £400 million refurbishment project in order to return the ‘Palace in Knightsbridge’ to its former glory. Every corner of the building received Mr Al Fayed’s attention and, as well as refurbishing the fabric of the building – including the exquisite Edwardian terracotta facade – enchanting new rooms and facilities were added”. Shop online at Harrods.com the world’s most famous department store now online, not everyone can get to London to shop at Harrods but everyone can shop at Harrods on the internet!