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Mr Men and Little Miss Pop-Up in Selfridges

December 2, 2013

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.

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

Some more characters.

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

Ok, here are the step by step instructions of how to order.

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

Here’s the list of 25 characters to choose from! All you do is select the size of printClassic, 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

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

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.

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

Lucky Charlotte is about to have her Little Miss Chatterbox framed up!

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

A Certificate of Authenticity is attached to the back of the frame.

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

See Emma hard at work!

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

Once framed up by the team, they are ready for collection after about 20 minutes.

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

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.

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

Mr Men and Little Miss pop-up in Selfridges - colourliving

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.

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  • Reply Chi @ 106 December 2, 2013 at 11:48 am

    What a fun post! I identify with Little Miss Curious, too! 😀
    And Little Miss Scatterbrain/Giggles ….

    I ADORE Selfridges and this is a sweet idea. That said, I can’t say that I was much of a Mr. Men/Little Miss fan growing up and now as a parent, I find the characters a bit one-dimensional and worry that it may give kids the wrong impression about people. We are multi-faceted beings and that’s what’s so wonderful and fascinating about Mankind.

    My little girl was given a Mr. Men/Little Miss boxset when she was a baby and while we appreciated the sentiment behind the very kind gesture, my husband and I agreed that it wasn’t going to be part of her library.

    Sorry to be such a party pooper! 🙁 I really appreciate the fact that you photographed everything so beautifully in such a busy store!!! Still love me? 😀 x

    • Reply tina December 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Ha. I knew you would like Miss Curious.

      Well, maybe this is a new Marketing idea for them…. one can choose up to 5 characters on one print. That would be such fun!
      It would help us adults, the ones like me who are scanners.

      I’m not a mother so it’s more difficult for me to comment but I can see where you’re coming from. There are similar feelings around Barbie et cetera.

      I think they’re all cute but while in Selfridges I found out that Miss Princess and Miss Sunshine are top sellers…hmmm!
      Being Miss Curious is a psotive thing and so wouldn’t mind giving that to a child.

      I see them as educational but yes, it could be seen one-dimensional…

      It’s good to have this debate, maybe more mothers will add their thoughts here.
      Thanks Chi xx

    • Reply Alison Sye December 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      I’m with you, Chi 🙂

      • Reply tina December 6, 2013 at 1:17 am

        Hmmmm, I’ve been thinking about this a little.
        I don’t know, I can’t see anything wrong or mis-leading about them. All it does is show different character traits.
        If parents deal with it in the right way it’s educational.. but hey, that’s just my humble opinion.

        Opinions seem divided! Thanks x

  • Reply Igor December 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I sort of remember to have seen those funny little characters many years ago but have completely forgotten about them. Such a lovely reminder and I bet it is selling like ‘heisse Semmel’ in Selfridges:-) And as for me, how easy is it to pick my character? Hello Mr. Happy!!

    • Reply tina December 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Hahahaha, that made me laugh out loud. “Heisse Semmel” is good. You should have seen the queue waiting to pick up their prints and all those small faces, all in anticipation.

      When I saw Mr Happy there I straight away thought of you..:-))

  • Reply Nicola December 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    So little Miss Curious, are you not a bit of a Little Miss Chatterbox too?

    Great fun blogpost, thanks for the inspiration xx

    • Reply tina December 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Miss Curious, Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Busy, Little Miss Trouble and on and on and on… but I like being Miss Curious:-))

      Thought would cheer you up:-)) xx

  • Reply Catherine December 3, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Pop Ups are so exciting and this one is perfect for kids and this time of the year. As a child I wanted to buy my cousin a Mr Silly mug for Christmas and Mum said it wasn’t appropriate. In my child’s mind I thought it was fun to be silly sometimes not that he was silly! Of course I love Little Miss Curious and Miss Sunshine but feel more like Little Miss Scatterbrain these days. Love that Selfridges installed something fun for the adults as well with the Moet Vending Machine! Will send you an email today. XX

    • Reply tina December 3, 2013 at 1:37 am

      Awww, I can imagine your face when your Mum wouldn’t let you buy the Mr Silly mug for your cousin… as a child we don’t understand:-)

      The beauty is we could be so many different characters at different times and they are all part of us.
      So, Miss Scatterbrain, what’s going on?

      Haha. The posh vending machine is hilarious…. was good to see it! xx

  • Reply Alison Sye December 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I love Selfridges (although, I can’t think of it now without thinking about that ‘independent’ electrical shop called Sell-Fridges!) too, took my kids to play golf on the roof in the summer. It was great and it was free. That vending machine is a cut above. The Little framed prints would make nice little Christmas presents.

    • Reply tina December 6, 2013 at 1:14 am

      Hahahaha.Yeah, that was fun…. isn’t Sell-Fridges just brilliant!
      How decadent is that vending machine? One has to love it for the marketing genius!

  • Reply Carole Poirot December 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    As pop up shops go, this has to be one of the funniest I’ve heard of! What a great idea even if I wouldn’t have the faintest idea what character to go for. I like that you’ve chosen Little Miss Curious, it definitely suits you 🙂

    Now, that vending machine, that’s something that could REALLY tempt me – but you probably knew that already… 😉

    Hope you’re well, have a lovely evening xo

    • Reply tina December 6, 2013 at 1:19 am

      Hahahaha. You’re so predictable. Now, very few people commented on the vending machine so wonder about that…
      Of course there’s lots of characters you could choose, I can think of a few x

  • Reply Anya Jensen December 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I do remember the Mr. men from when I was a kid, but have never really gotten into them (nor do I know enough about them to comment as a parent) but if I’m one I guess I’d be little miss naughty/chatterbox- heading straight for that vending machine 😉

    • Reply tina December 6, 2013 at 1:20 am

      Yes, Ms Naughty and Miss Chatterbox, that’s you.
      Have your kids got your personality? Which one is the most cheeky one??

      You and Carole head straight for the champagne:-) xx

  • Reply Michaela December 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    What a delightful post! I’m a Huuuuuge fan of the Mr Men – being a ’70s child I grew up with the TV programme and the story books – I have a real love for children’s books, especially one with great stories and illustration – one day I will have to share my collection! I prefer the Mr Men to the Little Misses, mainly because that’s what I grew up with, and I suppose at the moment I’d have to be ‘Mr Busy’, for reasons you well know!

    Have a lovely weekend! xx

    • Reply tina December 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Hahaha. Didn’t know you were a “Huuuuuge fan of the Mr Men”…
      I also have a real love for children’s books. Sometimes I prefer them as they are visual and often very clever!

      Oh, please M, share your collection, you know I do in “my library’ category. Would be so much fun. Bet you have great books:-)

      Mr Busy, eh??? I think I can vouch for that one LOL xx

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey December 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I reckon I might try for Mr Perfect 😉

    Such a cool concept! xx

    • Reply tina December 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Oh no, has no one told you that’s not attainable??
      Hahaha. Yes, great concept x

  • Reply Holly December 11, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Oh too cute! I know them better in French these guys (sometimes I just can’t deny my inner Quebecer, heehee).

    Just went on the website to see which character suits me best … sadly, I really can’t choose. If I had to make one for myself, she would be called Little Miss Nice 🙂 Little Miss Sunshine comes close but not completely right…

    So did you actually get the Miss Curious print? She definitely suits you!!


    • Reply tina December 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Hey, of course, I forget “I just can’t deny my inner Quebecer”

      That’s cute. I think it would be awesome if people could create one’s own…. Little Miss Nice, hmmm, agree, does not fit 100%
      Nice is such a lame word. We have to come up with something better….

      No, not got the print yet but aiming to do so in January…. xx

  • Reply Doris December 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Ha ha, this is so cute! What a great idea… I read the entire collection of Mr Men to Little J last year – we did one a week and ended up with Mr Christmas in December. He loved it! xD

    • Reply tina December 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      The entire collection in one year, what a great idea! I suppose that’s the way to do it.

      So which character do you identify with??

  • Reply Pedro January 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Loved the article and love pop-ups. The Moet vending machine is priceless. Do you usually cover pop-up’s around London or was this a one off thing?

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