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PAST LIFE; Today, we conclude our look back at Liverpool's original flagship store, Lewis's.

Lewis's took out regular adverts in the ECHO, with bargains often branded as 'High Spots'. This one, from 1940, right, alerts style-conscious ladies to a new range of summer coats - complete with 'tuckings, pipings and novel fastenings' - plus a not-to-be-missed selection of 'famous' corsets

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Lewis's stationery department was always moving with the times - this shot, from the 1970s, shows an all-new range of pocket calculators and electric typewriters, under the watchful eye of a senior sales assistant

By the 1990s, the company was struggling to compete with new trends in retail, and the Liverpool store went into administration in 2007. It was sold to a retail group and attempts were made at a revival, but it eventually closed its doors for the final time in June, 2010. This picture shows employee Angela Murray on the empty sales floor as the curtain came down on 154 years of Lewis's proud service to the people of Liverpool Picture: PAUL HEAPS

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 29, 2016
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