Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Forget Halloween. Selfridges on Fast-Forward to Christmas!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Forget Halloween. Selfridges on Fast-Forward to Christmas!

Article excerpt

CITY centre shops are getting into the spooky spirit ahead of Halloween - but one retailer has skipped straight to hanging their Christmas decorations.

Selfridges, off Corporation Street, has steered clear of pumpkins and cobwebs and opted instead for tinsel and mistletoe - with two baublebedecked trees flanking the store's entrance on Exchange Square.

Staff started putting up the premature yuletide decorations earlier this month, despite there being more than 60 sleeps until Christmas day.

Selfridges has boasted it is the 'first department store in the world' to unveil its festive windows and in-store displays, which comes three months after it opened its Christmas store in London at the height of summer.

People on social media have reacted with surprise to the appearance of the untimely Noel decorations. …

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