Shopping became a favourite pastime of fashionable eighteenth-century society. Not just a daily chore, polite shopping was the place to see and be seen! Immerse yourself into the shopping world of the Georgians by reading our articles here…
With a rapid expansion of the economy and improvements to trade, the Georgian period gave birth to a burgeoning consumer culture and an inexhaustible demand for luxury.
A visit to London’s exclusive retailers was an experience to be relished. Rudolph Ackermann’s monthly periodical captured these shops in illustrative and lavish detail for his discerning readers.
Eighteenth-century York was the centre for northern ‘polite society’. Attracting the country’s elite families, York developed its own sense of style, couture and code of fashionability.