Christmas is coming even earlier this year. Selfridges will unveil its Christmas range this week.
With the Selfridges building in Birmingham due to feature on a postage stamp, there is increasing evidence that iconic buildings are not only noticed but are clearly recognised for their contribution to the urban environment.
Demand for Hilary Jenkins and Ann Hustwit's luxury fruit cakes and Christmas puddings has spread way beyond their base in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
Colin and Justin's recent jaunt to Wimbledon had them swooning over the decor not the players.