Cannot a shopper shop in peace in London’s bustling boutiques?

I was in Abercrombie & Fitch in Mayfair earlier today, but was compelled to abort my shopping and take my leave. The 5-piece chamber orchestra behind the till was too loud. But I did manage to steal this poster before bolting.

— (Sir) Tristram Bexindale-Webb, Editor-in-Chief

c. 1861-1872