Their business started as a Penny Bazaar in Leeds back in 1884.
Marks & Spencer Group plc is a major British multinational retailer with headquarters in Westminster, London that specializes in selling high quality clothing, home products and food products.
Did you know that we sold our first bra in 1926?
From the clothes we wear to the food we eat, you can now experience the M&S journey for yourself at the Marks in Time Exhibition. Based on the University of Leeds campus, the M&S Company Archive is home to the Marks in Time Exhibition which celebrates the M&S story and offers fascinating insights into our changing lifestyles and British social history. View the archive catalog at https://archive-catalogue.marksandspencer.ssl.co.uk/home
In March 2013 they returned to our roots and opened a stall at Kirkgate Market in Leeds, the same place that Michael Marks opened the first Penny Bazaar stall in 1884. Their M&S heritage stall and coffee shop is located right beside the famous M&S clock in the 1904 Kirkgate Market building and marks the starting point of their Heritage Trail.
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Learn more at the Marks and Spencer Corporate website.