Selfridges are already undertaking a £300m refurbishment to their flagship store in London, but by 2018 the store will host the largest ‘handbag hall’ in the world, when it will triple in size to 61,000 sq ft. This means, it will be longer than the football pitch at Wembley Stadium and will be able to hold 70,000 bags, luggage and scarves.
Featured fashion and luxury brands will include, Hermès, Chanel and Céline, Charlotte Olympia, Sophie Hulme and 3.1 Phillip Lim. An embossed leather sticker by Anya Hindmarch, will set you back £30.00, but you could pay up to £20,000 for some handbags and clutches from the retailer.
Selfridges have said Harry Gordon Selfridge, the US founder of the department store, influenced the changes. He originally had a vision to create a unified block within the Oxford Street, Orchard Street, Wigmore Street and Duke Street quadrant.
The accessories department will be designed in collaboration with the highly acclaimed architect David Chipperfield, who says it is “Inspired by the timeless classicism and grand scale of the original building”
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(Link https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/nov/23/selfridges-bags-london-revamp-oxford-street)Tags: Selfridges, Fashion, Retailer, Handbags, Accessories, London, Oxford Street, Luggage, Scarves, Luxury, Hermès, Chanel, Céline, David Chipperfield, Anya Hindmarch