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      30.03.2010 23:41
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      Lot's of choice and good service

      I don't shop in Selfridges on a regular basis but I do like to have a browse every now and again.

      In my experiences with Selfridges I have founf them to be very pleasant. I have shopped in both the Oxford street and Trafford centre stores and found them to be very similar.

      Selfridges is a large department store selling a range of luxury brands. They sell popular brands such as Philosophy, Lulu Guinness, Aveda, Bliss and many, many more.

      They sell products for beauty, womenswear, menwear, home and leisure, Children's wear, flowers, food and gifts.

      I have browsed around the stores and find that they are well decorated and a pleasant environment to shop in.

      I have only actually brought items in the beauty section and my onli critism is that the sales staff are quite pushy, but there not the only shop where this happens!

      My local store is Oxford street, they open all week and have late night shopping untill 8pm or 9pm apart from Sundays when they close at 6pm, which is still quite late for a sunday. This store has wheelchair access and boasts 17 different places to eat and drink, including yo sushi and starbucks. The store has 6 levels and even has it's hair salon, pharmacy and travel agents.

      Selfridges is a great place to shop if want designer products and a different day out.

      5 out of 5 stars for the range of products and quality for service there.

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        24.01.2010 16:49
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        You'll never stop finding inspiration here, esp for a treat :)

        When it comes to London shopping, we have to mention Oxford Street first, and on Oxford Street, you can easily find people with many yellow shopping bags, I must say that if you haven't been to Selfridges, you have never been to Oxford Street.

        Why I say that? As a self-proclaimed shopaholic (although very tight budget), if Oxford Street is the Europe's busiest and densest shopping street then Selfridges must be the most glamorous "shop" in there. As many other girls, I love shopping, but do you get tired of seeing all the same brands and stuffs at each and every towns or cities you go? And you can easily get them off their online stores as well. I must admit I didn't so fancy about Selfridges when I lived in Birmingham, but the flagship store in London is totally different. If I was a princess, I would love to live there (just kidding!)

        The London store was opened in 1909 and is an impressive building on Oxford Street. If travelling by tube you can either get off at Marble Arch or Bond Street as it is a short walking distance from both.

        The store has amazing large windows with some very attractive and wonderful window displays. They change the theme quite often so each time I go there, I feel like another experience. The window displays aren't something that you would like to wear but they are so colourful, so eye-catching that you would definitely want to pop in and have a look. Selfridges is, to me, always the most appealing place on Oxford Street, you can easily spot it from distance.

        Selfridges sells probably almost everything. Households, beauty products, clothing, books... you name it, Selfridges has them all. The shops is spread out over 6 floors. Most of the items are high-ended with high prices that not everyone can afford. However they do have some high-street brands (though the upper high-street brands like FCUK, Miss Selfridges, etc)

        The Lower Ground Floor includes a bookshop, luggage and the cook shop.

        The Ground Floor includes fragrance, beauty, stationery, the foodhall and women's street fashion (some high-street brands as I mentioned).

        The First Floor is the Menswear, Men's shoes and accessories.

        The Second Floor is the for the Ladies, including designer wear, clothes, shoes and accessories.

        The Third Floor has lingerie and also childrenswear.

        The fourth Floor is furniture, lighting and bedding.

        Selfridges offers a big variety of items in many different brands. The layouts make it a pleasant place for shopping (especially window shopping). In my eyes, everything is so sparkling, every time I walk in there, I feel like I am another world (I am not exaggerating). The prices are of course high, as you would expect with high-ended brands. I don't usually buy stuffs there though as I mentioned I didn't have that much money. But it's nice to have some treats now and then.

        The staffs are very friendly and helpful, sometimes they are a bit pushy. There is a really big Mac cosmetics counter there and everyone can freely try out without any problems. You can easily ask the staffs to give advices and stuffs but I feel like everyone is so eager to try out themselves.

        Like most other department stores I've been, there are always staffs asking you if you would like a makeover or try out their products. Usually, I feel so tempted to buy the products they let me try, but then I just thank you and walk away, some staffs give me not-very-pleasant look but well, I guess that's common.

        There are often launching events at Selfridges and designers' sample sale at Selfridges, which I find quite interesting as well.

        The store is open 7 days a week. On Mondays to Saturdays it is open from 9.30am to 8pm with late night opening on a Thursday to 9pm. On Sundays it opens from 11.30am to 6pm although you can't actual purchase anything until 12noon.

        The Christmas sale (on Boxing day) at Selfridges is probably the biggest sale in the UK with people waiting from 4am or even sooner. It's like madness with designers' brands up to 50% off or even more.

        The foodhall at Selfridges, though not as good as in Harrods, it's nice enough. There are usually free samples to try out, and the food there is quite delicious. There are fresh food from London's most famous farmers' markets, and there is a Yo!Sushi which I think is the most popular there. There are, however, some nice fresh food counters, particularly cakes and deli goods that you go down particularly well at lunch time. And there is 50% off for nearly-expired food as well, which I think is a great way to try out some delicious things.

        The refund policy is good with a complete refund offered on unwanted goods (provided they are as new) as well as the obvious refund on faulty goods (it may be different for sale items though).

        I can spend hours wandering around Selfridges without looking for any particular things. I just love the feeling there. One of my imaginations of heaven. Definitely check out if you haven't. Selfridges is at its most appealing state at Christmas time but I love going there all year round.

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          22.11.2009 10:21
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          One of the ultimate department stores for shopping in london

          Selfridges is ones of my christmas wonderlands.. everything i need under one roof from the most exclusive of clothes and perfumes, most fantastical of foods and products right down to little stocking fillers I cant get elsewhere - along with great restaurants.

          Selfridges is great for rare items, one offs and limited editions from - ive had everything from edible gold, lucky charms, bbq'd bugs and many more things as stocking fillers over the years, along with some incredible perfume and fragrance sets thats i have not been able to get anywhere else.

          The decor in selfridges always makes me feel festive and sparkly even in mid november, with the most elaborate of displays and atmospheres throughout the stores. The staff are always friendly and exceedingly helpful all year round - definately some of the best customer care i receive in any shop, from asking where something is to full on personal shoppers.

          Not recommended for those with a tight bank balance.
          my top recommendation is the salt beef bar. i love salt beef

          I could spend a full day in selfridges alone - a mecca for christmas ( or any day of the year) shopping!

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          02.09.2009 16:56
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          Definitely somewhere to visit if you're in London for a few days.

          I'm poor so I can't actually afford to buy the vast majority of their products, but it's great to window shop here!

          Selfridges is a very large department store; the flagship store that I am writing about is in Oxford Street, London, arguably THE street for fashion in the UK. However you'll find two Selfridges in Manchester and one in Birmingham.

          The building itself in London is beautiful. On the outside you have one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture, with probably some of the most beautiful doors in the world! On the inside there are often some wonderful art installations commissioned for the purposes of decorating the store.

          In Selfridges you'll find a lot of the best designer brands, including Vivienne Westwood and Gucci.

          You can buy almost everything from womens' clothes to high-end mens' shaving equipment to pianos!

          It really is a wonder walking around the store, looking at all the things there are to buy. When I went, just before Christmas, there were several working massage chairs on display. Honestly, that was probably the most blissful half an hour of my life.

          There's a large section dedicated just to gadgets. When I went, on display there was realistic looking fake snow, electric cigarettes and self-flying model helicopters. There were lots of members of staff giving demonstrations to cutomers.

          That's another thing, everything is laid out so beautifully, and the staff members are very good at their jobs. They don't eye you suspiciously and pester you as you walk around, they're genuinely friendly and mostly just let you get on with it.

          What most stunned me was their grocery department. Yes. Selfridges sell food! I couldn't believe it. This part was gorgeous. There were actual sculptures made out of squashes and marrows. It all smelt lovely. There were bowls of fresh olives to scoop up.

          What I did manage to afford was a chocolate cake which was absolutely divine and not too cheekily priced, and I bought myself a delicious fruit smoothie from the from the little cafe near the bakery.

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            19.07.2009 19:48
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            A great department store that has everything you need

            Selfridges is one of my all time favourite shops, as it is possible to get everything you could possibly want all under one roof.

            In terms of fashion, Selfridges has a huge range of brands and concessions from top designers to high street names. These are divided up so that the high street brands including Topshop, Karen Millen and Ted Baker are on the ground floor, and the pricier designer brands are upstairs. As well has clothes, Selfridges houses a wide range of accessories, handbags and shoes.

            One of the best parts of Selfridges I think is the food hall. You can find all sorts of delicious food and drinks here, including things that it is hard to get hold of any where else, such as Fiji mineral water.

            I have always found the staff in Selfridges to be very helpful and able to find the things that you need. They manage to do this whilst not being pushy and following you about like some shop staff do.

            As well as great shopping there are places to eat and drink in Selfridges like the sandwich restaurant and the Moet champagne bar, which is pefectly located looking down over the ground floor of the shop.

            Most things that you could possibly want to buy are available in Selfridges and all beautifully presented and easy to find. Definitely worth going to if you are anywhere near Oxford Street.

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            10.03.2009 19:03
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            I love going to Oxford St to do some shopping and I always make sure I visit Selfridges when I'm in

            I live about thirty minutes away from Oxford Street but I still try to go down regularly mainly to visit this store. I love Selfridges because of all the great labels they stock and the fantastic service I always get when I visit.

            Selfridges is a designer department store who stocks all the biggest fashion labels for men, women and children. They also have a household department which stocks everything from cutlery to duvet covers but I rarely go to this part of the store. This is an extremely big store and is all their goodies are housed under a fantastic building situated in the heart of the fashion capital of the world!

            The part of the store I mainly visit is the men's clothing department which has all the hottest labels you could imagine from Evisu, Ted Baker all the way up to Prada and Gucci. The best thing about this store is you can be assured all their stock is the latest and hottest garms available today!

            Although most of the goods available here are very expensive I have to say they are all worth it. And the extra you spend you definitely also get back in service from the great staff who work there. I always get the best service from the guys who work here and they always go out of their way to help me and will always be willing to go check in the basement for my size if it isn't out on display! I receive better service here than in any other store!

            I love going to Oxford St to do some shopping and I always make sure I visit Selfridges when I'm in town!

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            10.02.2009 19:11
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            A lovely shop to look round, I wish there was one near me!

            Selfridges is a large department store which has its flagship store in Oxford Street, London but also has stores in Manchester and Birmingham. The London store was opened in 1909 and is an impressive building on the busy thoroughfare in Oxford Street. If travelling by tube you can either get off at Marble Arch or Bond Street as it is a short walking distance from both.

            The store has impressive large windows with some amazing window displays. The window displays aren't the kind that you see something you'd like to wear and that makes you want to go in but they are the kind that make you stop and look. On my last visit the windows were themed with a grecian theme with lovely white dresses and huge big pillars.

            Many people living in London probably take Selfridges a bit for granted but although we have department stores where I live they are nowhere near the same scale as Selfridges. When I walk into the shop I am just struck by the sheer size of it. The perfume and beauty hall is just immense, it is almost a little to big and you don't know where to start.

            The shop pretty much sells everything, not quite the kitchen sink but close enough. There are certainly a wide range of products and prices to suit a wide range of budgets too. There is perfume, cosmetics, handbags (gorgeous gorgeous but very expensive handbags!), clothes (lots and lots of lovely clothes), kitchen utensils, china, books, luggage, gifts, toys, pet accessories, candles pretty much everything you would want in a department store.

            The shop is spread out over 6 floors. The Lower Ground Floor includes a bookshop, luggage and the cook shop. The Ground Floor includes fragrance, beauty, stationery, the foodhall and women's street fashion which is geared more to the younger women including clothes from high street stores and labels like Lipsy. The First Floor is the Menswear, Men's shoes and accessories. The Second Floor is the for the Ladies, including designer wear, clothes, shoes and accessories. The Third Floor has lingerie and also childrenswear. Finally up on the Fourth Floor is furniture, lighting and bedding.

            The clothing departments are really large both for men and for women although the women do get the larger space! There are clothes for most budgets from the more high street store fashions on the ground floor to the high end designers upstairs.

            The shop has lots of toilets and they seem to be on every floor unlike the department stores where I live where the toilets always seem to be tucked away on the top floor and have huge queues. There are also several places to stop and have a drink, snack or something more substantial to eat.

            The store is open 7 days a week. On Mondays to Saturdays it is open from 9.30am to 8pm with late night opening on a Thursday to 9pm. On Sundays it opens from 11.30am to 6pm although you can't actual purchase anything until 12noon.

            On my last shopping trip to Selfridges I didn't actually buy anything but did spend quite a bit of time browsing the various departments. I did try on some nice jackets in the ladies department which were reduced quite significantly. However I decided to leave them despite a very attentive (perhaps a little too much) assistant who kept running and bringing more jackets and saying how about this one, or what about this? I thanked her but said I'd leave it for the moment. It is nice when shop assistants are helpful but there is a fine balance between helpful and pushy!

            I have always visited the store when I have been on holiday and have gone midweek when the store is much quieter. Its much better if you want any assistance with anything. On my first visit when walking through the beauty hall an assistant at one of the counters asked if I would like my make-up done. I then got my make-up done with her teaching me the techniques at the same time and there was no pressure to buy although I did end up buying some eyeliner and a brush as I really liked the effect.

            The Cookshop is great if like me you like little gadgets and accessories for the kitchen. They have a large selection of lovely Alessi accessories which are really great. They also quite often have cooking demonstrations and when I was there last they had been making chocolate cake to demonstrate the silicone bakeware and the smell filled the area, yum!

            Selfridges is a really nice department store that gives a lovely shopping experience and is a great place to browse even if you don't actually buy anything. My purse is probably quite thankful though that there isnt a Selfridges near me or I might be popping in too regularly!

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              18.01.2009 00:34

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              Selfridges has got to be one of my favourite stores. It's huge and you can get just about anything in there. We were in the store last week looking for luggage. There was a good range in stock and Massimo was extremely helpful and knowledgable. We came away with exactly what we wanted - two holdalls, with wheels, and with the ability to be carried as a ruck sack as well! We wanted to 'touch and feel' and had gone expecting a big mark up but were pleasantly surprised to .discover the prices were very comparable with online prices. They were Delsey at £125 each.Two comments and observations though: First,the smell coming down from the (excellent) Food Hall into the chocolate/sweets section was really quite noxious as you pass through; perhaps Selfridges could deal with that. Secondly, we decided to have a light lunch in the 'Brass Rail' salad/salt-beef bar. My wife took a salad from the counter. She wanted a bread roll to go with it but there weren't any on display so we asked Gerry (girl) on the till. She just grunted 'don't have any' without even looking up. We suggested she might give us one of the large rolls being used for the salt-beef meals. The answer was no. At that point, luckily, Tim - possibly one of the managers, who I noticed was catching up on some paperwork nearby - heard what was going on, came across, grabbed one of the large salt-beef rolls, cut it in half and handed it over; 25p. Perfect!

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              a definite must for a visit when on Oxford street

              If i had to choose one department store to go to whilst in London i would definitely choose Selfridges. Entering from the Oxford Street entrance you walk through the handbag section and then into the perfume and make-up areas. From here you can go through to the foodhall which has a supermarket style shop and also some mini restaurants where you can enjoy food from sandwiches to my favourite, the Yo! sushi bar. At busy times you can wait up to twenty minutes but it is definitely worth it. The rest of the department store is mainly designer clothing from Gucci to Armani to Juicy Couture. However, there is high street brand area which sells brands including Lipsy, All Saints, Diesel and Topshop. In this area there is a also a tattoo and body piercing studio. In my opinion Selfridges has everything you could want from a department store and more.

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              27.07.2007 09:55
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              The best shop in the world

              OK, I admit it. When it comes to shopping, I'm a bit of a girl. I love shopping. Clothes, gadgets, DVDs, furniture, food and wine, you name it, I can shop for it. But the modern high street is such a lacklustre place to shop, don't you think? Every town has the same shops, with the same stock, the same miserable layout and the same depressed air. That's why, whenever I really need to shop, there's really only one place to go – and that's Selfridge's.

              London's Selfridge's occupies an enormous plot smack bang in the bustle and fever of Oxford Street. If you're travelling by Tube it's smack between Marble Arch and Bond Street stations. If you're in a car, park, get out and get the Tube.

              Originally built in 1909, the large department store is architecturally magnificent, with impressive stone work and features all the way round to distract anyone who isn't already distracted by the vivid window displays. The building was actually completed in phases, some of which were planned and never actually completed, including a huge tower designed to rise above the base levels. The concept of a department store was really introduced to the UK by Selfridge's. It was the first department store to have a perfume counter at the bottom, and tried, tested and profitable formula that is now the most instantly recognisable feature of a modern department store. The Oxford Street store has always housed exhibitions and curios, including the plane that was used to cross the channel for the first time in 1909 and the first public demonstration of television in 1925. Even today, there are regular (and often bizarre) art exhibitions.

              Today, Selfridge's remains cutting edge, with an astounding selection of items for the modern shopper. Across multiple floors, the store boasts an enormous range of clothes, furniture, toys, kitchen ware, luggage, books and so much more. It is the only shop in the UK where you can truly spend the better part of a day wandering round. The facilities are good (for London) with toilets on every floor, lifts and escalators in multiple locations and reasonable access facilities for wheelchair-users. (Arguably, the cramped layout of some of the departments goes against this aim and you can't help feeling the store is simply paying lip service to those less able to get around.)

              For the fashion-conscious, Selfridge's is a slice of heaven. The menswear takes up an enormous floor space, dwarfed only by the far larger floor space dedicated to ladies' wear. The underwear section alone carries more stock than your average high street clothing shop and every taste seems catered for. The concessions include the real top end designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Y3 and John Rocha, to the more popular, trendy street labels such as Energie, Abercrombie and D & G, all carrying the very latest ranges for which most shops only ever manage to scrape together a very basic selection. The layout is loud and funky, with groovy lighting, pounding music (often with live DJ sets) and wild displays. Amazingly, you'd expect the staff in these concessions to be really snotty, and whilst some of them need a good slap, generally the service is really good. They take time to help you find what you're after, stay with you and give advice and guidance on what goes and what doesn't go. The benefit of such a large store is also that they carry the best selection of sizes and colours, many of which you never see anywhere else.

              There isn't really much that you can't buy in Selfridge's and the other departments offer many of the positives mentioned already for the clothing. The perfume counter seems to go on forever and walking through is simply an enormous assault on the senses. I've never seen a range of kitchen-ware like the one they have in Selfridge's, catering for traditional tastes right through to ultra-modern contemporary. They also carry enormous seasonal ranges so if, for example, you’re after some funky picnic-ware, at this time of year, they'll have loads. Moving into the autumn, unusual pieces for Christmas will start to appear – and their range of Christmas decorations is absolutely second to none. The furniture concessions often offer better delivery times than individual stores (BoConcept, for example, quote delivery times of 6-8 weeks on their stuff, but if you go to the BoConcept concession in Selfridge's, you get a time of 1-2 weeks. Work that one out!)

              The food hall is not what it should be. For a start, it's quite small and cramped and occupies one of the less appealing parts of the building. It's noisy and generally very busy and the range is nowhere near as good as somewhere like Harrods. Product-wose, they stock a good range of high end stuff, but there's not the focus on organic or local goods that you might expect. In terms of places to eat and drink, the selection is again not a patch on Harrods, with "Yo Sushi!" probably the most popular and most appetising. There are, however, some nice fresh food counters, particularly cakes and deli goods that you go down particularly well at lunch time.

              As you would probably expect for a top end London store, prices in Selfridge's are high. The most influential factor here is that the goods are generally from top end designers and top end quality so you’d expect to pay a lot more than you would in a high street store. However, many items that are sold elsewhere are like for like more expensive, often by as much as 20%, which can be off-putting. When Selfridge's has a sale, it's a real sale though, with savings of more than 50% not uncommon. The refund policy is, however very good, with a complete refund offered on unwanted goods (provided they are as new) as well as the obvious refund on faulty goods. I've refunded many things, many times, without issue. (Pay attention to the terms and conditions on sale goods, which can differ).

              Service-wise, Selfridge's always impresses me. The security staff members actually smile at you, and don’t mind offering directions / advice. As previously stated, staff process refunds easily and (generally) without quibble and generally seem pretty happy to help. I've left queries with some staff members, who have always come back to me a few days later, either with the information I requested, or at least to apologise for being unable to find out. Arguably, for shoppers who call into the store, the experience is different, as I've tried this and it seems impossible to find anyone who knows what you want.) Generally, however, the service compares very favourably with rival Harvey Nichols, where the staff members are all obnoxious and the service standards way below what you would expect.

              The range of personal services is massive too. You can get your nipple pierced, arrange catering for that special dinner, have your jeans custom-made, set up your wedding list, exchange foreign currency, get something engraved, have a makeover and so on and so forth. You name it, they do it - for a price. They're open from 09:30 to 21:00 Monday to Saturday and from 11:30 to 18::00 on a Sunday - how cool is that?

              For me, Selfridge's is at its most appealing in the run up to Christmas, with dark evenings and an abundance of lights and glitter adding a magical element to everything. But for me, the store is endlessly appealing all year round and more of a day out than a shopping experience. For those on a tight budget, Selfridge's would be very unwelcome, but if you're looking to treat yourself, you'll never stop finding inspiration here.

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                Hi, Terribly frustrated, was desperately seeking a certain coat i had seen in selfridges (every one in the UK i had asked!) a month ago, but they hadn't had my size. Although not completely happy with the "we don't know what stock will be coming in" answers, i respect that as it is through no fault of the assistants. So anyways, was nearly OVER-THE-MOON when the London Oxford street store confirmed that they had the coat, i asked them to reserve the coat for me for pick up the next day leaving name and details. But because i was busy in the day, i sent my boyfriend down from Leicester to London with the mission to collect it. As he hadn't seen the coat before, he picked up the coat the kind assistants had set aside for me and set off back to Leicester. As for me, i jumped on the first train i could at night for Leicester to collect my coat from him, smiling all the way sure that all the effort calling up the selfridges stores and being constantly transferred to the wrong department was all now worth it. My boyfriend met me at the station, not looking too pleased. I asked why, he said that he can't believe that i asked him to go all the way down to London to get such an hideous / bad style coat. Confused, i hurried to his flat to see the coat. And my word, was i FUMING. They had reserved me the WRONG one. First thing i got on the phone to them, they were apologetic... but said they would not be able to do something about it unless i take it back for a refund. Firstly, before i reserved it, i made the assistant double check that she had the right coat i was describing. - i explained that the coat had NO lines/stripes on the sleeves or hood as i understood that there was another white knee length coat in that department. - i gave them the style name AND style number (which is clearly stated on the coat labels) - also explaining that i live up North of UK so can't afford a mistake! Is it just me or would ANYONE get frustrated
                ?? Sigh.. please note that there was also an 28 days return policy, i had to somehow travel to one of their stores (closest is 1 and a 1/2 hours by train - and everyone knows that train tickets aren't cheap these days!). Anyways yes, i had just returned from a trip to manchester with my boyfriend- just to return my coat. Its been 14 days so far. So we went into the Selfridges store in town. Went to the till to ask for a refund, only to be rejected because the coat smells 'musty'. You do not know how angry me and my boyfrind was, not that we were shouting (we have manners!) i mean - we had to travel on the train etc and go through town, of cause it won't smell as 'fresh' as they described. I had never worn the coat, i live in a non smokers household, and it was hung up on a hanger in my room (i tidy and clean my room frequently). As for the 'musty'smell it was so faint that you had to really sniff into the fur for several seconds, and if you wasn't told of it, i swear you wouldn't have noticed. However much we tried to persuade, we never got the refund, although this whole incident was mostly Selfridges fault. Tired, fed up, stressed and feeling insulted, we left (though thinking back we should have really stood our grounds.) By now i was pretty streesed (near tearful), and my boyfriend then suggested to try the other flagship store in Trafford cetre, the shopping mall about 30minutes away from town centre. I mean we might as well right? Well got there, asked at the till yet again politely, but this time the staff were very friendly, only asked why it wasn't suitable. I explained that it was the wrong one reserved, and that was all they had asked. I got the refund, and they had checked the coat and it was in perfect saleable condition, not even creased. Nor that 'musty' smell was detected. finally a sense of relief, we decided to check out the other stock in their department, and found that the smell of th
                e same style coat was more or less the same!!! GRRRRRRRR... it must had been the suede material.. the cost of this trip was- twentyish pounds to go to London from leicester, underground fares + bus fares = another 10 pounds. Train from Leicester - sheffield - manchester (my boyfriend had to come with me because the coat was payed by his credit card) = another 20ish pounds. + my fare = 10 pounds. Manchester - trafford centre by bus - 6 pounds return. so total is 66 POUNDS WASTED. The end of a disappointing, money and time wasting experience with Selfridges. i swear never again. But i do advice people to consider carefully before buying about garments especially if you have a long way to travel to and from - and try to go into the store yourself instead of reserving. sorry about dragging on - needed to get it off my chest!!

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                  04.12.2002 03:30
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                  I've been to a lot of department stores but Selfridges is outstanding. I as first attracted by the pole dances in the vast shop window at the oxford street store in London. It was just as visually pleasing inside when I entered in the beauty hall, there were cosmetics counter from every brand you could ever think of like clinique, Bobbi brown Elizabeth Arden, estee lauder, channel and Christian Dior. And the same range was available in the fragrance sector of the beauty hall as if you've seen it on the adverts it's here. Then on this floor is the accessories hall with a huge range of hats, handbags, scarves, jewellery, gloves and purses from brand like Gucci, Louis vuitton, Burberry, mulberry moschino and dkny and at reasonable prices. The food hall is also on this floor with an immense range of counters selling every type of cheese, meat, fish, wine, spirits, dairy products, fruit, vegetable and foreign food in the world its like the largest supermarket ever. Then on the lower floors are a bookshop with just walls of books and also a technology hall with load of the latest hi-fi?s, tv?s, pc?s, cameras and mobile phone and it also has a HMV so you don't have to go down oxford street to buy great music. On the floors above the ground floor are the major sized fashion departments spread on two massive floors so you can imagine you can get any brand here like Dolce&Gabbana, versace, dkny, Armani, Calvin Klein, french connection and Paul frank with a great selection of the brands merchandise. And above that are the home and interiors department, which have everything to make a home into a perfect contempory living space with furniture, linens and accessories plus a cook shop and home appliances section. So overall a great place to shop and meet friends for lunch here as there are 18 restaurants here which offer a wide range of foods like Sushi, pizza, oysters, pasties, gourmet cuisine, pizza and dim sum to wet your taste bud
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