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Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge Lindy Woodhead

Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge von Lindy Woodhead

Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge Lindy Woodhead


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Zusammenfassung

The men who created the first department stores made vast fortunes, but no one grasped the concept of consumption as a sensual female entertainment better than the maverick American retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge. This book tells the story of a revolution in shopping and the rise and fall of a retail prince.

Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge Zusammenfassung

Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge Lindy Woodhead

Welcome to the fabulous world of Harry Gordon Selfridge (1856-1947): father of modern retailing, philanderer, gambler, dandy and the greatest showman the consumer world has ever known. In Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge, the bustle of turn-of-the-century America is thrillingly evoked by fashion PR legend Lindy Woodhead as we're introduced to the men who created the first department stores - what Zola called 'great cathedrals of shopping'. The young Mr Selfridge learnt his trade in the nascent metropolis of Chicago - the Dubai of its day - where riches were lost as quickly as fortunes were made. Moving to London in 1907, Harry Selfridge lived through the tumult of the First World War and the glittering excesses of the 1920's when he lost millions at the gaming tables in France before being ousted from his store in 1939. His seductive talents extended much further than the shop floor too, as he racked up a lengthy list of female companions over the years. To this irrepressible man, 'the store was a theatre with the curtain going up at 9 o'clock': Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge tells the story of what happened before the curtain fell.

Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge Bewertungen

...gripping and excellently researched. -- Alice Pitman * Literary Review *

Über Lindy Woodhead

Lindy Woodhead worked in international fashion public relations for over twenty-five years. During the late 1980s she spent two years as the first woman on the board of directors of Harvey Nichols. Lindy retired from fashion in 2000 to concentrate on writing. Her first book, War Paint (Virago), a biography of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, was published in 2003. She is a regular contributor to The Spectator and The Times Saturday Magazine. A Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, she is married with two sons and lives in southwest London and southwest France.

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR008706677
9781861978882
186197888X
Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge Lindy Woodhead
Gebraucht - Wie Neu
Gebundene Ausgabe
Profile Books Ltd
20071025
336
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