Welcome to the first in a series of Store Profiles - and what a great way to kick off this new section with an in-depth look at Harrods, the iconic London store we all know and love.
Fashion, Gifts & Beauty
The focus here will be on fashion, although there is an added benefit to shopping online at department stores - they have a fabulous selection of everything else! In the case of Harrods, in addition to clothing, shoes & handbags, you will find stylish treats like Jennifer Aniston's new signature fragrance, Prada cat-eye sunglasses and a terrific assortment of gifts for the fashionista in your life. And don't forget some fun new brands - fair-skinned fans of Girls Aloud know & love Nicola Roberts' Dainty Doll line of beauty products, and Harrods is one of the few online retailers to carry this collection. More gift recommendations can be found at the bottom of the page!
If you're in the UK and 'need it now', £12 will get you overnight delivery when you place your order before 1pm. For many of us, time is money - and this is a sweet option (especially if you have an event coming up!). UK standard delivery costs £5.95 with your items arriving in 3-5 days - they ship International too, of course.
Fabulous Designer Brands - for every budget
Harrods has expanded their online offerings recently, and they carry some very unique labels that are tough to find online (and we cover the best of the best here at ShoppingTheTrend!). Lee Klabin, Bodyamr and Phillip Treacy are notable labels we trend-spotted..
Did you know our profile of Phillip Treacy hats during the royal wedding was the most popular piece on site for the next two weeks? It's when we became 'Fascinated with Fascinators'...
If you're looking for designer labels, Harrods does carry Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Preen & Valentino.. but they are nestled in with French Connection, Ted Baker and Nicole Fahri. And if you're shopping for the him in your life, menswear reads like the who's who of must-haves - Diesel, Rag & Bone, Zegna Sport, and lots more..
Harrods for Celebrity Style
If you're a fan of celebrity style, our celebrity edition is filed to the brim with dresses, handbags. & shoes seen on our favourite style icons - Davina McCall wore a Preen red dress on BBC Red Nose Day, the Chloe Paraty remains a celebrity standard, and the YSL Tribute is must-have for any fan of red carpet fashion! Harrods has obliged quite nicely, check out the sampling below.. and don't forget Celebrity Brands like Mulberry, Valentino & Burberry!
|Holly Willoughby has the fabulous Bengal Tiger Haircalf Alexa, and Fearne Cotton's Mulberry collection is something else...|
Harrods & Gifts for the Fashionsista
Last but not least - while shopping for your own wardrobe, don't forget to make a list of upcoming special events. Is there a Fashionista in your life who is difficult to buy for? We guarantee any of these items will win her over (this list is also compiled from personal experience!) - a Lanvin Notebook is a practical elegant touch, a Burberry Beauty Lip Charm would be appreciated (Harrods exclusive!) a Toywatch is fun and on-trend, a little Anya Hindmarch iPod case will please even the most particular fashionista, or for a more personal touch, an Alexander McQueen skull bangle or Lara Bohinc's spectacular Tatijana Choker in rose gold.
Harrods - Gifts for the Fashionista!
We know readers will enjoy shopping online at Harrods as much as we do - and if you ARE shopping for a fashionista gift, don't forget to pick up a little something for your own self!