Ten Years in the Bag: Selfridges 2003–2013
Edited and written by Hettie Judah and produced by Violette Editions
Introduction by Charlotte Sinclair
Published by Selfridges & Co (December 2013)
Designed by Veronica Ditting
Hardback, 256 pages
28.5 x 22 cm (h x w, portrait)
£25.00 / US $40.00
'I'll always remember the thrill that whizzed through my body, on first seeing the Christmas windows at Selfridges. Here was a place of glittering lights and sumptuous make-believe, a glimpse into an entirely different world.'
– Tom Parker Bowles
'Whether baking the Lanvin Meringue (big enough to feed 33,000 people) or flooding the roof to create an emerald green boating lake and float-up bar, or turning the Old Hotel into a Drive Thru complete with Doughnuteer roller girls, a revolving restaurant and 50m light installation, there’s a sense of swashbuckling ambition at the store. These projects wouldn’t be possible anywhere else. The team at Selfridges takes the principles of rock and roll and applies them to retail.' – Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr
Ten Years in the Bag celebrates a decade behind the scenes and in front of the windows at Selfridges: ten years of collaborations and innovations during the first ten years of ownership by the Weston family. Named the best department store in the world in 2010 and 2012, the London flagship store is famed for its lavish and distinctive window displays and for its influential daring in the sphere of retail. Selfridges’ Creative Director Alannah Weston approached Violette Editions exclusively to produce this book in the summer of 2013.
Edited by Hettie Judah and designed by Veronica Ditting, this book contains over 600 images of Selfridges most fabled and famous recent events and installations, alongside accounts from collaborators, designers, retailers, long-standing employees and clients. With contributions from Bruce Weber, Katie Grand, Mark Hix, Bay Garnett and Charlotte Tilbury, amongst others, this is the most comprehensive book to date on the award-winning department store.
Charlotte Sinclair is a Contributing Editor to Vogue, and writes on arts, travel and fashion for The Independent, The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, Condé Nast Traveller and Australian Vogue.
Veronica Ditting is a designer based in Amsterdam whose work includes The Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man.
Hettie Judah is a writer, editor and curator based in London. She is a Contributing Editor to ArtReview, has written and edited numerous books on fashion, art and design and is a regular contributor to SHOWstudio. Her latest book as editor and contributor, Interwoven: Kvadrat Textile and Design, was published by Prestel and Violette Editions in 2013.