British high street fashion and food chain Marks & Spencer has occupied its historic spot on Oxford Street since 1938. The building at 173 Oxford Street was the site of a prominent public entertainment venue opened in 1772 housing a bazaar, a wine merchants and a theatre before it was demolished and rebuilt as the store it is today.
You might not find a theatre inside it anymore but the basement is home to Marks & Spencer’s upscale supermarket for all your food and wine needs. The ground, first and second floors are home to womenswear, menswear, underwear, kidswear and home collections covering good quality basics for the whole family as well as fashion items. The extensive range of styles includes shoes, bags, accessories and lines catering to petite, plus size and maternity for women as well as a big and tall collection for men.
An extensive range of services are available in-store too including a bureau de change, bra fittings, men’s tailoring and alterations and a café. To help you plan for any occasion, special orders can be placed with Marks & Spencer for flowers and plants, wine, cakes (including wedding cakes) and catering.
Marks & Spencer started life as a market stall in Leeds in 1884 and has grown into one of the UK’s largest and most successful retailers. Affectionately known as “Marks and Sparks” by locals, it has a long tradition of supporting British manufacturing and sources from the UK wherever possible.