Zola called Selfridges a ´great cathedral of shopping´, and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gamble dandy and the greatest showman the consumer world has ever known. The charismatic Selfridge had created nothing less than a lavish ´theatre of retail´.
Now a major ITV drama series, Mr Selfridge is a tale of Edwardian excess and the rise and fall of maverick retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge. In 1909 London´s first dedicated department store opened in a huge blaze of publicity. Zola called Selfridges a ´great cathedral of shopping´, and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gambler, dandy and showman. Selfridge´s talents were for shopping and seduction: and as his shop grew in success, so did his list of mansions, yachts, racehorses - and conquests. He lived through the turmoil of the First World War and the glittering excesses of the 1920s before losing millions at French gaming tables and being ousted from his store in 1939. To this irrepressible man, ´the store was a theatre with the curtain going up at 9 o´clock´: Mr Selfridge reveals the captivating story of what happened before the curtain fell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Marinker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006437de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning creative innovation studio, Holition, has published their latest research on in-store retail user experience surrounding facial recognition and other technology-based points of sales. Research, conducted in collaboration with University College London Interaction Centre, aims to address crucial pain points in consumer experience that involve a new generation of digital technologies. UX Series Volume I entails pioneer studies surrounding customers interactions with Holitions own FACE application, using facial recognition software to aid consumers journeys in-store. FACE specialises in makeup applications, using a plethora of technologies to analyse the consumers, skin tone, shade, skin type, facial features, and more in an effort to ease logistical issues of shopping in-store for and trying on makeup products. The findings underline the apps potential to support consumers whilst shopping and to drive purchase intentions. Holition is an award winning digital creative studio specialising in emerging technologies crafting premium 3D digital experiences for a growing network of pioneering digital luxury organisations. Our clients include Richemont, LVMH, Swatch Group and Kering Group across the emerging digital fashion and retail sectors. Holitions international deployments have been installed at premium retail stores including Selfridges, Harrods, Dover Street Market in London, Isetan in Tokyo, and Bloomingdales in New York. The Holition team are experts in the areas of digital retail and are widely invited to be thought leaders at global conferences and events.