Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter

August 2014

3. The New Cool

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Dr Pamela Cox looks at how shopgirls threw off their staid reputation to become hip in the second half of the 20th century.
July 2014

2. Revolution on the Floor

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In the second episode of this series about the history of Britain's shopgirls, Dr Pamela Cox reveals how the lives of shopgirls and the stores they worked in were revolutionised in the early 20th century.

1. Here Come the Girls

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Today, it is taken for granted that many shop assistants are women, but 150 years ago, being served by a shopgirl was a strange new phenomenon, and the story of how an army of women swept on to shop floors is a fascinating one.
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