June 5, 2012
Wee finds: Jubilee shop windows
Happy Jubilee Tuesday! I love the way that Britain’s retailers have fully embraced the pomp and pageantry of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with patriotic window displays. Not a bad retail strategy, actually, considering it’s a golden opportunity to showcase the very best of British products.
I also adore the very British sense of humour that’s evident in so many window displays – from bunting fashioned out of knickers in Frome to the Queen dressed in a sparkly Union Jack in Hebdin Bridge.
But no-one else could quite capture the splendour, eccentricity and wit of Selfridges, which outdid itself with its magnificent “Big British Bang” campaign, with each window portraying a typically British scene. The “food of royalty” window features a Pearly King and Queen in an East End caff, while punks take over the “changing of the guard” window. Brilliant.
I’ve pulled together a gallery of some of the UK’s best Jubilee shop windows. Which one is your favourite?
Special thanks to all the Wee Birdy readers who contributed their photos.
Wee Birdy is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!
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Click here for my top 10 Jubilee tea-towels.