Crowd of 3,500 were queuing outside Selfridges

There was a crowd of 3,500 festive bargain-hunters queuing outside Selfridges in London this morning with the first person arriving at the store at 11.30pm on Christmas Day, a spokeswoman said.

General view of Christmas lights and shoppers outside Selfridges, on Oxford Street. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

Long queues formed at Gucci, Mulberry, Prada and other various designer concessions within the store.

Online sales at Selfridges are up 110% on last year, she added.

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