John Lewis 150 years

John Lewis 150 years

John Lewis 150th birthday celebrations

Our 150th anniversary celebrations

We’ve come a long way since 1864.
Times change, fashions come and go, but with our heritage ever present, we move forward with inspiration. Always innovating, and never
standing still.

Never standing still

The advert is a joyous and celebratory look at British life from past to present. It shows that we've been ever-present, as your lives have continued to move forward at increasing speed

See the making of the John Lewis 150th Anniversary advert

To mark our 150th anniversary, we’re collaborating with some of our long-standing suppliers to create some unique and exclusive commemorative products.

We’re also bringing back special edition prints from our archive, and adding
them to beautiful contemporary products; exclusive, evocative, and re-imagined for today. Shop the collection by department:

Design Today

Design Today

In our 150 years on the British high street, we’ve seen how the design and innovation of everyday products has helped shape the lives of our customers. They and more are part of a collection of 50 products, nominated by a panel of six distinguished judges, that demonstrate excellence in design and innovation.

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Tell us your story

Tell us your story

Do you have a story related to ours? Perhaps you remember your very first visit to John Lewis as a child, or maybe you met and made a lifelong friend or partner in your local shop. If we’ve played a happy part in your life, or that of your family or community during our 150 years, we’d love to hear from you.

Submit your story

1920s Timeline

Coco Chanel wears trousers at the French seaside resort of Deauville

Coco Chanel wears trousers at the French seaside resort of Deauville

View our interactive timeline
Barnardos

John Lewis Story Time with Barnardo’s

We’re using the power of storytelling in our shops and in schools to help raise money for Barnardo’s, who supports those UK children who need
it most.

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A very British revolution

The book

The book tells the story of the remarkable vision of John Spedan Lewis who transformed a clutch of Victorian department stores into a revolutionary, employee-owned business. It highlights our radical organisation, our approach to retailing, and the unique way that we treat both our Partners and customers

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