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M&S First Department Stores
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Birmingham M&S Department Store 1933

M&S Department Store in Birmingham, 1933. The years between the wars saw M&S transform from Penny Bazaar to department store. Customers were still welcomed into the store and encouraged to browse and inspect goods before they purchased, but now they were greeted by polished wooden floors and gleaming counters crammed with items. These new 'superstores' were a whole new concept in shopping © M&S Company Archive