Gentlemen, welcome to Selfridge and Waring. What's so fascinating out there? I daresay I could find my way blindfold backstage in any theatre in London. You've been in over your head before and come out of it fine. And above all, look deep into their eyes and see if you can't fathom their souls. I know who you are even if our paths haven't crossed. I rather like being shown how to do new things. It's nice to have a little time together.
Get out of the rain. The Chief wants men and women who are ambitious and wish to better themselves. I know you don't know each other yet but let me just tell you you have been picked out because you are the cream of the crop. But people like us aren't used to going shopping. Word about the impending store opening begins to spread around London, and Agnes approaches Harry for a job. You've ignored all our agreements. Now I see you I can't think why I stayed away.
Surely not the Selfridge we've been hearing and reading about? And you're very busy here. With respect, sir, we're standing in a hole in the ground at the dead end of Oxford Street. Knows everyone who is anyone in London. And when he gives dictation I get this tingling sensation I'm so happy to be his New girl New girl - Is that you, Miss Towler? With Frances O'Connor, Trystan Gravelle, Aisling Loftus and Tom Goodman-Hill. You can collect your cards.
You don't mind being Aggie. What a sex you are. May I take your coat, sir? Oh, the lift I should think, don't you? It happens all the time. I want merchandise that people will desire. Look at their shoes, their fingernails. We can rely on our salary until the store opens, can't we? I happen to think you're all right. It's more of an invitation.
It has soaked every window in this entire store for no reason whatsoever. Your father was a hero. And a little money will change hands? He said I shouldn't have let you behind the counter and get the stock out. Used to be a good-time girl before she snaffled Lord L. I was erm - I was hoping there might be a position for me. Well, aren't you going to have one? As opening day approaches, he pulls out all the stops to achieve his dream - whatever the cost. Now, what can I get you, Miss? Now, which pair would you choose out of the whole lot? I hope you made it clear there's an element of urgency about it.
These things are most likely spread about by jealous rivals. We will dine at 7:30 as usual. A place for everything and everything in its place, Miss Towler. They say the system's untested. And you think this colour? My studio's the other side of Charing Cross Road. Well, we do like to give our ex-colonials a little helping hand when they need it.
There are so many different ways to run a marriage, don't you think? London is crying out for it. This young lady is doing just fine. I didn't mean it, Agnes. I don't want you to. There are five applicants for every position. One will enhance the other. This is no ordinary hole.
Hiring staff already when your store isn't even built yet. Which means you will be reporting to me. But if you'll insist I'll have a sip of yours. Merchandise people don't even know they will desire until they see it right in front of their eyes. Everything is gonna be fine. We have a store to open. Monsieur Leclair, tell me what it is that you do.
If you will excuse me. I want Treasure Island in here. Each Selfridges window will be like a painting. Actually, I feel bad about this. I love the colour and the softness of the leather. I won't tell a lie, sir.