Selfridges & Co. is one of London’s most prominent and fashionable department stores. There are other Selfridges throughout the United Kingdom, but the most important is the flagship store which opened in March 1909. It was founded by American-born Harry Gordon Selfridge, who was instrumental in the shop becoming the grand store it is today. The shop’s importance cannot be overstated as there is even a TV series that details the early history of Selfridges. With that in mind, below are ten facts about the history of the Selfridges department store in London.