About us

Welcome to the John Lewis Memory Store

The John Lewis department store was opened on Oxford Street in 1864.  This website serves as a commemorative, interactive contribution that embraces the collective of all John Lewis shops. The Memory Store will serve as a living history and as an information bank, eventually documenting every aspect of life in the division.

In 1864 retailing was totally different to the way we shop today, and of course with the introduction of the John Lewis Partnership, the concept of our shops have evolved over time. We hope this site, will show you more about the business both as it was and how it operates today.

We hope you will enjoy not only reading what others have added but also by contributing yourself to ensure we capture the essence and culture of John Lewis.