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Christmas season starts already
Harrods has a reputation for excellence with stores that are more than shopping destinations, more than just splendid buildings. Harrods has remained London's premier retail outlet for over 155 years, yet the fundamental ethic of selling quality merchandise and giving customers exemplary service has never been questioned or compromised.
For the last decade Christmas starts early at Harrods: the Christmas World has been present from August for many years now and Harrods is saying that the foreign tourists are the main reason.
Peter Willasey, Harrods' corporate communications director explains that: "There are cynics out there who say it is too early. If the whole store was decked out then yes, it would be too early, but that won't be until the beginning of November. Just this one small area will be up and running before then." Plus it seams that the demand from customers is very high and Harrods come to meet this demand as there are only 139 shopping days from the Christmas World launching to the real Christmas on December 25.
Harrods opened its 'Christmas World' of 15,000 sq ft with a Father Christmas clad in a red safari suit, accompanied by a zebra and with Bing Crosby's 'Let It Snow' played in the background of the department store's Christmas area. The combination was very appropriate considering the hot weather. Tinsel, Christmas trees, cards were not missing and the Harrods Christmas World was dazzled by a sleighload of the very finest Christmas decorations and gifts for all festive fancies. The Christmas cornucopia was crammed with everything from bears to baubles, so whatever the customers festive needs are, they’re sure to be met among the items crammed into the festive area on Harrods' second floor. The priced for your festive needs vary from £329 to just 75p for a single bauble. The store plans to sell luxury crackers priced at £1,000 for a box of eight and even a £15,000 Christmas gift voucher for the person who has everything.
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