A lot of you already know of my love for Selfridges. There’s always something exciting going on, they’re always innovating and one step ahead of the competition. This year alone we’ve seen the in-store click-and-collect service, with the drive-thru click-and-collect service due to launch in early 2014. They opened a bar dedicated to its founder Harry Gordon, after the popularity of the Mr Selfridge TV series. They opened a Denim Studio and more recently we saw the opening of Louis Vuittons’s townhouse.
Is there any stopping them? Well, no, not really. We all know of their bespoke services. From monogramming and engraving to an incredible 3D photo booth, you’ll find exclusive services on every floor. I was interested in one particular bespoke service!
Selfridges and Art You Grew Up With launched the world’s first Mr Men and Little Miss personalised art print pop-up on the fourth floor of the London department store. How cute is this? Now, most of us know of Mr Men Little Miss and who hasn’t got their favourite character?
This is a limited pop-up and the only way to obtain this exclusive opportunity to purchase a personalised print of your favourite Mr Men and Little Miss character is to physically go to the Oxford Street store and order it. I stopped by to give you the details!
Emma and her team are doing a stellar job. I happened to come on one the busiest Saturdays so thank you guys for allowing me to take photographs and be in your way! I cannot begin to tell you how busy that stand is. Anyway, come along with me.
Say hi to Mr Bump and Little Miss Chatterbox.
Some more characters.
Ok, here are the step by step instructions of how to order.
Here’s the list of 25 characters to choose from! All you do is select the size of print – Classic, Large and XL, framed or unframed. The prices are as follows:
Classic unframed/framed £14.99/£34.99
Large unframed/framed £39.99/£84.99
XL unframed/framed £94.99/£194.99
This photo is what’s on the screen of the laptop they are working from. They insert the chosen character and name of recipient and off it goes through the printer.
Lucky Charlotte is about to have her Little Miss Chatterbox framed up!
A Certificate of Authenticity is attached to the back of the frame.
See Emma hard at work!
Once framed up by the team, they are ready for collection after about 20 minutes.
In those 20 minutes or so you’re waiting to collect your personalised print, why not go and see the world’s poshest vending machine. Moet & Chandon have installed this champagne dispenser within the Christmas Emporium on the fourth floor.
One difference here, you won’t be able to pay for the champagne by traditional means. This is Selfridges after all. Instead you’ll have to purchase tokens. The 200ml mini bottles, which are decorated with Swarovski crystals, cost £17.99 each.
So, which character do you identify with? Pssst, don’t tell anyone, but this is me!
Seems like it’s all happening in Selfridges. What an amazing opportunity to take an iconic character so many grew up with and love, and have it personalised.
Emma told me that the Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up is scheduled to be in-store until 12th January 2014 but it’s probably best to check with Selfridges nearer the time.