Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, United Kingdom. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, as well as its most dense, and currently has approximately 550 shops.
Henry Heath sold his Top hats from here in the 19th century. See below advert from that era!.
HENRY HEATH, Hat Manufacturer
393 (City end of) OXFORD STREET, LONDON ,W.
Established in the Reign of King George the Fourth
FASHION - Speciality.
"AILE DE CORBEAU" - The most brilliant Silk Plush yet produced - retains it glossy brilliancy in wear.
EXTRA QUALITY, Silk Hats (Cash Price) 17/-
Other Qualities (Unequalled for Hard Wear) - 13/6 & 10/6
BEST FELT HATS 7/6 9/6 & 10/6
Why wear an Ill-fitting Hat?
Successful system of Head Measurement ensures the luxury of a well-fitting Hat adapted to the form of the wearer's head.
The principle is equally applicable to Hats selected from Stock.
Residents in the Country can ensure a comfortable fitting Hat being forwarded by writing for HENRY HEATH'S New Measuring Band, which takes the form and size of head. Post free, with Card of Shapes, &c. Hats forwarded to any part safely in wood boxes. No extra charge.
HENRY HEATH, manufacturing his own Goods can guarantee - 1st , Their Quality; 2nd Excellence of Finish; 3rd Style; his Factory (adjoining) employs upwards of Seventy Persons. His goods cannot be procured at or through any Co-operative Stores. He has always refused to supply goods to or be in any way affiliated to them. His goods are charged Cash Prices, and will compare favourably with any Store Goods. His customers can always rely upon receiving business-like attention.
The NARROW HAT BRUSH, 1/-, or with hard bristles at one end, 1/6. A capital Brush for keeping the brim of Hat free from dust and spots. By post, one stamp extra.
393, (City end of) OXFORD STREET, LONDON. W
Advertisement in Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879
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