Debenhams is synonymous with quality high street shopping in Britain, and for good reason. The department store chain began life in 1778 when William Clark set up a drapers store in London’s West End; and through a combination of great products, great prices and great service, the small shop became a retail empire selling everything from fashion to furniture. Today Debenhams is every bit the modern retailer, with a fantastic website to supplement its hundreds of stores worldwide.