Must Read: Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge

What a delicious article-0-05A86A230000044D-687_634x940 DollySisters_468x356 Dolly_Sisters Dolly_Sisters_onstageread this is. Part social history,part business bio, author16169879 Lindy Woodward’s finely detailed tale of Harry Gordon Selfridge was the inspiration for the Masterpiece series on PBS.

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Lady Lavery

He was a merchant showman who  was drawn to spectacle and flamboyant harry-selfridge-610x578mistresses, most notably the Dolly Sisters,  twin gold diggers and compulsive gamblers whose reckless spending ultimately destroyed him. He died broke at 91, but it was a great and glamorous life that changed forever how we shopcaption. And yes, there reallythe dolly sisters 1927 - by james abbe 303px-TheRedRose 300px-Lavery_4953634059_c462240dd0_o was a Lady Lavery.

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