History of England
Shopping
Century - 1600s

What was shopping like in London in the 1600s?

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03/03/2007

Apart from food shops of various kinds, very few shops had readymade goods. For example, there were no off-the-peg clothes or footwear. Most things had to be made to order, which meant that most goods were relatively expensive. This was standard throughout Europe till perhaps the 1820s ...