Dress the part
Mr Selfridge is the new period TV drama already captivating those keen on costume. According to leather glove company, Dents, orders of their silk-lined leather classical glove, a focus of the first episode, have soared since the programme aired. Back then, Edwardian shop assistants would spend time measuring your hands and would have been fluent in the formalities of what to wear to the various events in a busy woman’s social calendar, spending up to 90 minutes with a customer.
You can buy the gloves at Clerys, €95, or at dents.co.uk.