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Shopping in GB.

Europe dictates a fashion to the whole world. Nowadays France is the centre of fashion. But in the last century her place was occupied by GB. At that time a lot of new modern shops appeared. Now their branches are situated all over the world. you can find . The Most famous of them in London in Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Knightsbridge . Besides book's ,clothes', food shops in GB there are a lot of supermarkets and department stores where you can buy everything from a button to a car and furniture. Here there are the most famous British shops:

The Body shop: sells perfumes, soap, shampoo and skin-care products for men and for women.

Dillons :was open in 1936 as the bookshop to the University of London.

Next: is the a chain of Popular fashion clothes shops for men and women. It became famous for the suits which were worn by the businessmen and businesswomen at the beginning of the 1980s.

W.H.Smith: is a national chain of shops which sells newspapers and magazines. Smith's also sell books, videos, stationary, pens and office equipment.

Harrods : is the famous London department store Sainbury's supermarkets are one of the leaders in food and drink selling in Britain.

But the most famous of British shops all over the world is Marks & Spencer . It attracts a great variety of customers, from housewives to millionaires . Princess Diana, Dustin Hoffman and the British Prime Minister are just a few of its famous customers. Last year it made a profit of ?529 million, which is more than ? 10 million a week. It all started 109 years ago, when a young Polish immigrant, Michael Marks, had a stall in Leeds market. He didn't have many things to sell: some cotton, a little wool, lots of buttons, and few shoelaces. Above his stall he put the notice: "Don't ask how much-it's a penny. 10 years later , he met Tom Spencer and together they started Penny Stalls in many towns in the north of England. Today there are 564 brunches of M&S all over the world - in America, Canada, Spain, France, Belgium, and Hungary. In M&S the best selling clothes are :for women: jumpers, bras, and knickers; for men: shirts, socks, pyjamas, dressing gowns, and suits; for children; underwear and socks. Best - sells in food include fresh chickens, bread, vegetables and sandwiches. Why is M&S so successful? The store bases its business on three principles: good value, good quality, and good service. Also it changes with the times -once it was all jumpers and knickers. Now it's food, furniture and flowers as well .Top fashion designers advise on styles of clothes.

ref.by 2006—2022