Manhattan has Macy's; London has Selfridges. With 540,000 sq. ft. of selling space, the flagship Selfridges & Co. department store is still one of the biggest stores in the world and one of the top shops on London's posh Oxford Street. Selfridges also runs two smaller department stores in Manchester and a fourth location in Birmingham. The upmarket retailer sells a wide selection of brand-name fashion apparel, accessories, and housewares, but it aims to entertain as well with 15 in-store bars, cafés, and restaurants and a nearby 250-room, four-star hotel. Founded in 1909 by Gordon Selfridge -- an American -- Selfridges is owned by the Canadian billionaire W. Galen Weston (chairman of George Weston).
Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
6,233 (est)+2%
Selfridges was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management at Selfridges

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Group Managing Director
Willard Gordon Galen Weston

Willard Gordon Galen Weston

Chairman and President
Sue West

Sue West

Director of Operations
Anne Pitcher

Anne Pitcher

Managing Director of Selfridges UK

Selfridges Office Locations

Selfridges has offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Stretford
London, GB (HQ)
400 Oxford St
Stretford, GB
1 The Dome, The Trafford Centre
Manchester, GB
1 Exchange St
Birmingham, GB
Upper Mall East

Selfridges Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Selfridges Financials

Selfridges's revenue was reported to be £587.2 m in FY, 2016 which is a 4% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

587.2 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

349.5 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

76.6 m

Cash (30-Jan-2016)

79.1 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


530 m565.6 m587.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

206.3 m227.2 m237.7 m

Gross profit

323.7 m338.4 m349.5 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


79.9 m49.1 m79.1 m

Accounts Receivable

25.8 m34.8 m31.7 m

Current Assets

249.5 m247.3 m290.4 m


191.8 m201.5 m213.7 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Income Taxes Paid

(22.7 m)(24.6 m)(17.7 m)
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Traffic Overview of Selfridges

Selfridges Online and Social Media Presence

Selfridges News and Updates

Lights, Camera, Selfie!

When the store is a stage for selfies, the art of lighting is more important than ever.

Larsson & Jennings wholesale push attracts major online and high street retailers

Watchshop, Watch Hut, Watcho and HS Johnson have all started stocking the company's watches. Watches2U is about to start.

Leap years are the watch's oldest foe. But these timepieces come out on top

The ‘perpetual calendar’ keeps the perfect date, every day, without adjustment – even on leap years. It was invented 222 years ago, by Breguet. On the other hand, the ‘annual calendar’ only takes into account the four 30-day months, so needs adjusting once a year at the end of February. This simp…

BREAKING NEWS: Bucherer brings Blue Editions to Selfridges and Covent Garden

Blue Edition watches are on sale in London for the first time following the group's acquisition of The Watch Gallery.

BREAKING NEWS: Bucherer begins trading under its own name in the UK

Britain's second biggest Rolex retailer, The Watch Gallery, slips into history today as its new owner Bucherer takes charge.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: David Coleridge, managing director of Bucherer UK

What will one of the world's biggest Swiss watch retailers bring to the UK?
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