Sunday, March 31, 2013

The White House

The White House is a retailer of linens, china, toweling and other home interior accessories, currently based in Chessington, Surrey. The company also has a yachting division that supplies bed and table linen to some of the world's most glamorous super yachts.

The White House was established in 1906 when Jean Delliere, a Frenchman from Paris, opened a clothes shop at 51 New Bond Street in London's West End. The shop specialized in up-market blouses and lingerie, or “whites”. The shop grew into an exclusive department store which sold linens, china and clothing.

The store closed down in 1997 and the company relocated to Chessington.

by Mark Matlach

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