Harvey Nichols has announced they will be opening a new concept store at Liverpool ONE this autumn. It will replace Habitat and take over about 22,000 sq ft. Interestingly, this is Harvey Nichols’ second store launch in Liverpool ONE in the past year. In September, Harvey Nichols Foodmarket pop-up shop was unveiled in Liverpool ONE’s Peter’s Lane. They've had great feedback on the temporary store, so I hear, so it looks like Liverpool's affluent elite are still spending, even if some of the rest of us are tightening the purse strings.
I was in the Knightsbridge store before Christmas and picked up some lovely gifts which were actually very inexpensive, however, the London store is looking a bit shabby round the edges these days. It no longer has the glitz on the inside to rival nearby Harrods. In fact, I'd much rather head to Selfridges which is glossy, shiny and always looks new. Let's hope that in the rush to launch new stores, Harvey Nichols don't forget about the existing stores that could do with a little TLC.