Origins of John Lewis
John Lewis & Partners is one of the UK’s biggest department stores.
But where did it all begin? 🤔
Who was John Lewis?
John Lewis was a linen draper apprentice who moved to London and worked his way up selling silk and woollen cloth.
Eventually, John Lewis opened his drapery shop in Oxford Street in 1864.
As his business grew, John Lewis expanded into neighbouring properties and widened his merchandise to women’s and children’s clothing and furniture. 🪑
What is a John Lewis partner?
John Lewis had innovative ideas about his business model, signing away his personal ownership for the company’s growth. 🤯
He wrote a constitution with the basic principles that every employee is an owner.
The idea was that the more the employee gives to a company, the more they get back.
Today, John Lewis & Partners is the largest employee-owned business in the UK, with over 80,000 partners. 🙌
Who makes John Lewis mattresses?
Multiple manufacturers make John Lewis mattresses across the UK. 🇬🇧
Are John Lewis mattresses made by Harrison Spinks?
Harrison Spinks is responsible for making John Lewis's own-brand mattresses.
A John Lewis mattress begins its journey on a 300-acre farm in Yorkshire.
These bespoke John Lewis Harrison Spinks mattresses are handmade and use fillings from British sheep. 🐑
But it’s not just John Lewis branded mattresses available at a John Lewis store.
What other mattress brands does John Lewis sell?
John Lewis sells a range of fantastic well-known brands too. 😱
- Silentnight mattresses
- Hypnos mattresses
- Simba Hybrid mattress
- Tempur mattresses
- Emma mattresses
- Vispring mattresses
- Sealy mattresses
John Lewis memory foam mattresses are great, but we're excited to see there are some of our favourite memory foam brands stocked by John Lewis.
Find out more about these premium bed-in-a-box mattresses:
John Lewis mattress prices
John Lewis mattresses range anywhere between £80 - £12,800. 💰
As John Lewis stocks some of the most high-end mattresses in the UK market, they can come at a premium price.
We advise you to find a balance between a realistic budget and the kind of quality you desire. ⚖️
John Lewis finance
If a John Lewis mattress is out of your price range, you’ll be happy to hear they offer interest-free credit finance. 💳
As long as you spend over £1,000, you will be eligible to spread the cost over 12 or 24 months.
So, for a £3000 mattress, you can choose to spread the cost over 12 months (£250 per month) or 24 months (£125 per month) without paying any interest.
However, it's up to you to decide if you're ready to take on the responsibility of a finance contract or save up the money to pay it in full.
John Lewis mattress sale & discount codes
You can find John Lewis discount codes online for an even better deal. 😱
As well as interest-free finance options, John Lewis has regular promotions on its mattresses. 🏷️
Alternatively, bookmark our discounts page for updates on all the latest mattress offers.
You can also sign up for our newsletter for seasonal news on the latest deals:
What else does John Lewis sell?
John Lewis & Partners isn’t just a bed manufacturer.
They’re one of the largest home and furniture retailers in the UK.
You can find other home products at John Lewis, including:
- John Lewis divan bases & bed frames
- John Lewis furniture
- John Lewis home appliances
- John Lewis sofa beds
- John Lewis cushions & beanbags
- John Lewis wardrobes
As well as home and furniture products, John Lewis also stocks various clothing brands, perfume, and electrical gadgets. 📺
John Lewis sleep trial
Some mattresses at John Lewis may be eligible for the 60-day mattress trial. ⏳
To qualify for the sleep trial, you must purchase a mattress protector with your new John Lewis mattress.
The terms state a mattress protector must be purchased in the same transaction, which we think is a little unfair to those who already own a mattress protector.
You should check the product page to see if your chosen mattress is eligible for the sleep trial.
The trial date starts on the day your new mattress is delivered, and if you don’t find the mattress comfortable within 60 nights, you can exchange it for a new one.
Unfortunately, you can't get a full refund like other mattress brands.
This means if you don't like your John Lewis mattress, you'll have to choose another one from John Lewis.
We haven't found information about a sleep trial for other brands John Lewis offers, such as Simba and Emma.
So, it might be best to purchase directly from these brands to benefit from a 200-night trial and a full refund.
Our favourite Simba and Emma mattresses:
Are John Lewis mattresses any good?
John Lewis & Partners is an established UK brand that has been around since 1864.
Unlike these newer bed-in-a-box brands, many of which are less than 10 years old, John Lewis is a veteran in selling mattresses and other home products. 🙌
They’re responsible for some of the highest quality mattresses available in the UK with an awareness of sustainability, as well as supporting British workers and local farms.
But can an old dog learn new tricks? 🐶
We think John Lewis could do a bit more work regarding sleep trials and guarantees to match current online competitors.