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Department stores are large retail stores. They sell a variety of good and services.
- Marks & Spencer (for clothes and food)
- Debenhams and John Lewis and British Home Stores (for clothes and household items),
- Boots (for toiletries)
- WHSmith (newsagents, stationers, Cds and DVDs).
- John Lewis
- Allders Department Store
- House of Fraser
- Liberty's department store
- Harrods in London - the famous department store that every tourist wants to visit. You can find anything from the cheapest to the most expensive things.
Greengrocers sell fruit and vegetables
General Stores sell a variety of good for the home
Shopping centres have a variety of shops under one roof. They will have an eating area with fast foods and sit down menus, parking area and often a cinema (movie house).
Bluewater Shopping Centre
Bluewater is the largest out of town shopping development in Europe, located in a disused chalk pit at Dartford in Kent. With more than 300 shops and parking for 13,000 cars, it attracts around 30 million visitors each year.
A corner shop is a small shop near houses. It has a limited variety of food but often has long opening hours.
Supermarkets are large self-service shops selling mainly food. Large supermarkets also sell household goods.
Main Supermarkers are:
Charity shops sell goods (clothes, books and small household items) that have been donated. The items are usually very cheap and of good quality.
Off-Licence shops sell alcholic beverages.
Chain stores are a number of retail stores under the same ownership selling the same goods. Each shop in a retail chain will have the same name.
e.g. WHSmith, Marks and Spencers, Sainsburys
Burton - The most popular mens wear shops
Topman - Has famous designer clothes
Next - Mainly fashion clothes
Top Shop - Hugely popular. Clothes worn by Catherine of Cambridge (Prince William's wife)
River Island - High Street fashion brands
Miss Selfridge - aimed specifically at teenagers
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