Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Harrods, a temple for luxury shopping

Harrods Shopping Center London
Garish and stylish at the same time, Harrods it's sure to leave you reeling after you've spent a few hours inside.

Known for being an obligatory stop for tourists you'll find it always crowded with the biggest cram in the Perfumery Hall especially in summer and winter sales peak.

Lots of people can be seen queuing at the entrance before 10 pm, though if you're after a relaxing shopping experience it's recommended to go there between 1pm and 5pm.


Despite the security rules similar to those of army barracks and despite some tacky elements like , one example the wax figure of the ex proprietor Mohammad Al Fayed and the memorial fountain to Dodi and Lady Di , Harrods deserves it's supremacy in the world's best shopping places. Founded in 1834 by Charles Henry Harrod, the store occupies now 20,000 m2), being the biggest department store in Europe and having around 330 departments from fashion, perfumery, stationery, furniture, accessories and a mouth watering food hall.. Beginning in a single room on the site of the current store and employing two assistants and a messenger boy, Harrods rapidly expanded and been transformed into a giant with an army of over 5000 very well trained employees.Every day, 300000 customers are visiting Harrods. In May 2010 the store has been bought by Qatar Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar for 1.5 bilion pounds.
Harrods Food Hall Knightsbridge

Interior Harrods London
Interior Harrods London

Harrods Teddy Bears London
Harrods London Teddy Bears

Women Departement at Harrods, Knightsbridge, London
Women Department at Harrods , Knightsbridge London



According to Wikipedia "A representative sample of shop services includes 32 restaurants, serving everything from high tea to tapas to pub food to haute cuisine; a personal shopping-assistance programme known as "By Appointment"; a watch repair service; a tailor; a dispensing pharmacy; a beauty spa and salon; a barbers shop; Harrods Financial Services; Harrods Bank; Ella Jade Bathroom Planning and Design Service; private events planning and catering; food delivery; a wine steward;

 bespoke "picnic" hampers and gift boxes; bespoke cakes; and bespoke fragrance formulations."
The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus UbiqueAll Things for All People, Everywhere. the most famous place inside it's the Food Hall where you can taste anything from cakes, chocolate, meats, fish to fine wines. For all foodies it is a small slice of heaven. Top quality products scream out to be purchased and demolished before you have even left the shop. It's also a photographers paradise, the produce piled up with such artistry it's breathtaking.
Renowned not only for its dimensions Harrods deserves his status mainly because of it first-class service, retail theatre, product quality, finest luxury merchandise and an unmatched international brand selection.
Here are some of the big brands you can find at 7 floors department store in Old Brompton Road :
Chanel
Christian Dior
Gucci
Louis Vuitton
Prada
Tom Ford
Dolce & Gabbana
Matthew Williamson
Miu Miu
Oscar De La Renta
Roberto Cavalli
Antonio Berardi
Balmain
Bottega Veneta
Burberry Prorsum
Chloe
Christoper Kane
Erdem
Givenchy
J Mendel
Lanvin
Marni
Proenza Schouler
Roland Mouret
Thom Browne
Victoria Beckham
Carolina Herrera
Etro
Fendi
Jason Wu
Julien Macdonald
Kaufman Franco
Michael Kors
Missoni
Nina Ricci
Pucci
Valentino
Versace
Victoria Beckham
Alaia
Balenciaga
Harrods Food Hall London
Harrods Food Hall London
Celine
Cakes in Harrods Food Hall London
Yves Saint Laurent
Armani Collezioni 
•Giorgio Armani
Ralph Lauren
Harrods Lights