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British department store Harrods

Harrods, Burberry Plan Exclusive Holiday Capsule

It is never too early to think about Christmas, especially if you have something special up your sleeve, as department store Harrods and fashion label Burberry demonstrated. The British brands have joined hands to launch a set of holiday initiatives and an exclusive capsule collection.

The activities, branded under the banner “A Very British Fairy Tale,” are due to kick off in November and will include a holiday-themed winter window installment at the Harrods Brompton store, which follows two children on an imaginative journey through the English countryside.

Additionally, the store will also stock an exclusive capsule collection by Burberry comprising ready-to-wear, accessories and gifts. The brand will also mount craftsmanship and personalization stations at the store, which will allow shoppers to have their Burberry purchases monogrammed by an artisan.

The tie-up is part of a wider major new strategic plan by Burberry, which aims to further fine-tune its merchandise offer and strengthen existing relationships with wholesale partners WWD reported.

Harrods Celebrates 180 Years of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Harrods Jaeger LeCoultre

To celebrate the 180th anniversary of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Harrods is hosting a series of masterclasses with the watchmakers from the Swiss manufacture.

The celebration of the watchmaker will enable fans of the brand to step into the shoes of a watchmaker and understand the manufacturing and working of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watches.

Jaeger LeCoultre Masterclasses

The manufacture will have experts on hand to demonstrate Jaeger-LeCoultre’s horological know-how, demonstrating the incredible work that goes into everything from the pinions and to the dial.

Three different techniques mastered by Jaeger-LeCoultre will be featured; engraving (May 13-19, enameling (May 20-25) and gem setting (May 26-31).

Jaeger LeCoultre Harrods masterclass

Alongside the live workshops, Jaeger-LeCoultre is also showcasing a recreation of founder Antoine LeCoultre’s original studio from 1833, plus several of its iconic watches and clocks for the May duration promotion.

Antoine LeCoultre workshop

Find a wall dedicated to the 1242 calibres in its Manufacture arm archive and an exhibition of nine Atmos clocks, a key piece from the brand’s heritage collection.

Harrods Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos Clocks

There’s a hidden ‘high complication room’ for inquisitive visitors who can discover the eight leading pieces of the Hybris Mechanica, creations of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre and the latest tribute to Antoine LeCoultre Jubilee watch styles.

Jaeger LeCoultre Hibris Mechanica collection

Watch connoisseurs are invited to contact Jaeger-LeCoultre at Harrods on +44(0) 207 730 1234 to reserve a place in the Master classes. Participation is complementary but a donation to the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts  is requested.

Antoine LeCoultre original workshop

Rolls Royce Wraith Harrods

Rolls-Royce Wraith debuts in Harrods Window

Rolls Royce Wraith Harrods Window

Rolls-Royce’s new luxury sports coupe, the Wraith, will be on show in London’s iconic Knightsbridge department store Harrods until May 4.

In what for many will seem a match made in heaven, the exclusive department store, among the most famous in the world, is playing host to the first Rolls-Royce Wraith to arrive in the UK.

The car, which caused a sensation upon its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March, is no doubt bound to turn heads in the English capital and could even add to the city’s already heavy congestion as motorists slow down and even stop to take a closer look.

By far the sportiest car to be built by the company since it was acquired by BMW, the Wraith boasts a V12 engine that is capable of catapulting the car from standstill to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, yet its ride is so smooth that the acceleration doesn’t threaten a spill of the rear occupants’ cocktails.

Rolls-Royce is already taking orders for the €245,000 car and the first examples are expected to be delivered to their owners before the end of 2013.

Rolls Royce Wraith Harrods

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Dior to take over Harrods

dior at harrods

From March 16 to April 14 the celebrated Knightsbridge store Harrods, will be tranformed as part of a month-long feast of Christian Dior mixing “French Savior Fair and British charm”.

The store windows will be transformed into classic Dior grey and white. Traditional bright-red post boxes and telephone cabins take center stage, and Dior’s creative director, Raf Simons has also designed costumes for the shop’s Beefeaters.

‘The Stars in Dior’ exhibition will show off the real dresses worn by Hollywood starlets including Emma Watson, and Oscar winning actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard.

The fourth floor at Harrods will host the “ultimate Dior experience”, which opens a reconstruction of the facade of the Dior flagship at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Visitors are then able to explore displays and exhibits featuring some of the brand’s most famous handbags, accessories and fragrances.

“Like the house of Dior, Harrods is reputed for astounding and satisfying its elegant women all over the world,” Sidney Toledano, Christian Dior’s President and CEO, told Vogue UK. “The inspired collaboration with Harrods not only draws attention to Monsieur Dior’s relationship with the fabled department store but also affirms the house of Dior’s continued high standards via creation and discernment,” he added.

Crystal Christmas dress

A Crystal Christmas by Swarovski at Harrods

A Crystal Christmas by Swarovski at Harrods

A dress costing £230,000, embellished with more than 150,000 Swarovski crystals, will go on display at Harrods this week as part of its Crystal Christmas event.

The Ralph & Russo-designed dress will be the centrepiece of the department store’s Swarovski-sponsored window displays over the festive season.

The dress, inspired by the decadence of the Twenties, took more than 25 people working on it and is the result of hundreds of hours of man hours.
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Chanel Harrods Brompton Road windows

The World Of Chanel at Harrods

The World Of Chanel at Harrods

Harrods is housing a Chanel takeover. Until September 24th, two pop-up boutiques, the Brompton Road windows and an outstanding installation, will all pay homage to the iconic French brand.

The Brompton road store façade features themed windows, inspired by Lagerfeld’s most recent whimsical Ready-to-Wear collection, with a magical forest theme.

Situated on the Third Floor, the installation encompasses eight rooms dedicated to milestones in Chanel’s history.
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Tissot window display

Tissot Augmented Reality Window at Harrods

Tissot Augmented Reality Window at Harrods

Swiss watchmaker Tissot has partnered with Holition to showcase its Ladies and T-Touch collection in one of Harrods iconic Brompton Road window displays as part of the store’s new promotion celebrating all things Swiss.

The augmented reality application will be live and fully interactive on weekends between 12pm and 6pm from 1st – 24th April.

The window display will enable consumers to virtually ‘try on’ watches from both the Ladies and T-Touch men’s collection, and a fully interactive touch screen will allow customers to engage with a wider range of Tissot watches than ever before.
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lexus ct 200h harrods london

Hybrid Lexus goes on display at Harrods

lexus ct 200h harrods london

A white Lexus CT 200h will be spending the Holiday season in the window of Harrods of London, the UK’s most famous luxury store.

The CT 200h will be unmissable as shoppers along London’s Brompton Road take a break from the usual Christmas window displays to see the car in full view.

The presentation has been designed so that people can access the new full hybrid luxury hatchback, plus its sister RX 450h SUV model that is also on show.
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Aston Martin Cygnet Makes Debut at Harrods

Aston Martin Cygnet Harrods

Aston Martin’s new luxury city car Cygnet is making its global debut at Harrods in Knightsbridge, the world’s most prestigious department store.

The Toyota iQ-based Cygnet will go into production in 2011 at the company’s global headquarters in Gaydon and is expected to cost from £30,000.

Cygnet will be available to view at Harrods until Saturday 18th December with the car on sale now through Aston Martin’s European dealership network.
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De Beers Sparkles in 3D

De Beers has created a special exhibition called “The Art of Diamond Jewelry” in the setting of world famous department store, Isetan, in Tokyo.

Running through July 21st, the exhibit in the city’s Shinjuku shopping district incorporates photography and multimedia, including a first of its kind 3D film about diamonds that is shown on a custom screen and requires no 3D glasses.

The film was created by Holition, a company that markets a 3D virtual reality application allowing customers to “try on” luxury goods such as watches.
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Moschino Store Window: Love is Free

The Italian fashion design house has set up the Moschino ‘Love is Free’ ATM window display in their Meatpacking district location.

The mannequin, sporting a Moschino dress from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, waits for love, but gets money instead.

The machine continuously dispenses cash, to the point that the “woman” is literally getting buried under a pile of money while the ATM says, “love is free”.
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Hermes Window Display Illusion

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has a new installation set up within Maison Hermes in Japan.

Based off a window display he presented in 2004, this new set up features a restructured design with an appearance by a famed Japanese actress.

The window is designed with an image of woman projected on to a monitor. The scarf softly sways in the air in response to the woman’s blow.
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