Marks and Spencer Marble Arch Flagship Store. A feng shui analysis.

Marks and Spencer Marble Arch Store in London's Oxford Street
Marks and Spencer Marble Arch Store in London’s Oxford Street. This is Marks and Spencer Flagship Store.

This Marks and Spencer Store in Oxford Road is renown throughout the world. It is so famous and with an incredible reputation to follow, it is the brand’s flagship store. It has the largest floor area for Marks and Spencer. Every time I have pass this building, I see a constant flow of people going in and leaving with the Marks and Spencer shopping bags. This shop, I would imagine would have the highest footfall and profitability per unit area in the group, or, it does very well indeed!

I looked at it from the conventional feng shui analysis on energy flow but it did fit with the volume of people leaving the building with purchases.

Google Earth Image of Marks and Spencer's Marble Arch Store in London's Oxford Street
Google Earth Image of Marks and Spencer’s Marble Arch Store in London’s Oxford Street. The red arrows show the flow of energy around the Store.

Feng Shui Analysis
There are 2 flows of energy passing this building. One is energy from the North (Baker Street/Orchard Street from Regents Park) and the other is from the West (Oxford Street from Hyde Park). However, the land and the roads in front of the store dip down to a lower level. In other words, the energy would be rushing down to the lower level and missing the entrances of the building. Therefore, there would not be much energy going into the building. Therefore, the business would be expected to be good but not that really successful as it is today. There must be another reason which energy flows analysis cannot explain.

Further Feng Shui Analysis
Looking into the relative positions of the doors of the building, it occurred to me that the combinations of doors were in a combination of Later Heaven and Early Heaven sequence. This is knowledge used by a group of elite feng shui consultants.

Door Direction Location
A South South West
B South South East
C South East South East
D East North East


1. These are the early heaven and latter heaven trigram combinations
East and South (trigram Li)
South West and South East. (trigram Xun)
North East and East (trigram Zhen)

2. The number combinations of the latter heaven trigrams
There are doors in the South and South East – (9 and 4). This is a good combination.
Then there is the door in the North East which faces East (8 and 3)
Then the energy from the West coming to the Door in the South West (7 and 2)

The positions of the relative positions of the doors are unusual for a shop in Oxford Street. Particularly, the corner of having a tilted door (to the South East) with an adjacent door facing South.

Some of these combinations are more significant than others in the final analysis of the early and latter heaven sequence.

Further Analysis

If you look at the image, you can see the back half of the store is an extension. In my opinion, it was because of the the success of the initial store that the back half of the store was built. I would conclude, it is the unusual combination of doors in the front contribute to the success of this Marble Arch store to be the Marks and Spencer Flagship store.

(c) Copyright – Dr Michael Oon. All Rights Reserved Worldwide 2012.

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