The sleepy Dorset village of Highcliffe is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of London’s Oxford Street, but here lies one of its most famous traders. The simple grave of Harry Gordon Selfridge at St Mark’s Churchyard contains no clues about the lavish lifestyle the man who revolutionised shopping once led.
Selfridge was the American entrepreneur behind Selfridge’s, London’s famous department store, a self-made millionaire who turned retail on its head because he understood what women wanted and gave it to them in style.
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