John Lewis is one of the largest and best known retailers in the UK, with a chain of 46 department stores selling everything from clothing and furniture to insurance.
About John Lewis
John Lewis has 46 stores throughout England, Scotland and Wales, which are all located in prime city centre shopping locations. The John Lewis store on Oxford Street in London holds the Royal Warrant as ‘suppliers of haberdashery and household goods’ to Her Majesty the Queen! John Lewis at Home stores were launched in 2009 and focus on home and electrical products. Most stores are open until around 7-8pm, but to be sure you can check the website for location details and current John Lewis opening hours. John Lewis stocks a wide range of products from top international brands, such as Clarins, Ray Ban, Dolce & Gabbana, Ted Baker and Cath Kidston. There are also a number of John Lewis brands to find in-store, such as the Weekend Collection. Recenlty the company has branched into financial services. And having a John Lewis gift list is the dream for most brides to be.
History of John Lewis
The current John Lewis flagship store which occupies 132 Oxford Street is also the site of the original store opened by John Lewis himself in 1864. The company acquired various companies throughout the twentieth century and in 2002 all of these department stores, such as Jessops, were rebranded as John Lewis. Today, John Lewis has 46 stores throughout the country as well as the John Lewis online store and mobile app.
Today, John Lewis is run by the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership, where all employees are made ‘partners’, have a say in how the business is run and even receive a bonus from annual profits on top of their salary. The motto of John Lewis is ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’, which represents the company’s promise to customers to stock only the best quality products at the best possible price. If you shop online you can enjoy free shipping on all orders above £50. To stay up to date with the latest John Lewis sale and one-off promotions, sign up to email newsletters. If you love to shop at this iconic department store, sign-up for the John Lewis Partnership Card and earn John Lewis and Waitrose vouchers everywhere you shop.