Christmas comes early to London's Oxford Street

Christmas comes early to London’s Oxford Street

Christmas shopping begins in London at Selfridge’s new ”Christmas Shop”. Sharon Reich reports. ▲ Hide Transcript ▶ View Transcript Summer is still in its peak, but at London’s Selfridges department store, winter is underway at the newly opened ‘Christmas Shop.’ Stores around the world appear to be getting their Christmas stock in earlier and earlier. Selfridge’s buyer Gerladine James says the early Christmas cheer is consumer driven, and targets tourists in particular. SOUNDBITE: Gerladine James, Selfridges Christmas Home and Decorations buyer, saying: “I think a lot of people are very sentimental about Christmas and they like to look what they’ve done for the whole year and say ‘oh, we had a lovely trip to London over the summer and this bauble reminds us of that trip.” The shop already has more than 150 lights and trees and 120 different styles of crackers. As for the scrooges who might complain about Christmas in August … SOUNDBITE: Gerladine James, Selfridges Christmas Home and Decorations buyer, saying: “I’d say to them, look the other way. Don’t shop if you don’t want to, and please don’t be offended that we are open because actually it’s just fun.” The ‘Christmas Shop’ is due to double in size in the fall and will include other fun decorations for the home. Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests. NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.
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Christmas shop opens — in August

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SUU offers residents trip abroad with Christmas in London

Southern Utah University and the Global Engagement Center are offering residents an opportunity to experience a study abroad trip similar to ones the students are offered. SUU’s “Christmas in London” is an organized week-long trip to London, England, where travelers will visit historic landmarks, participate in guided tours to museums and gallerie…
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