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A Brief History Of Marks & Spencer

In 1884, Michael Marks opened his first penny bazaar in Leeds; he went into partnership with Tom Spencer in 1894, and the department store known as M&S was born. The M&S Company archive based at the University of Leeds is where the M&S of today takes inspiration from its past.



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