Harrods confirms opening date for Westfield London outlet

Harrods Outlet concept art
Harrods Outlet concept art

Harrods has confirmed the opening date of its new concept store, Harrods Outlet, at Westfield London as 3 July 2020.

The new 80,000 sq ft, two floor store will stock a selection of items from fashion, beauty, accessories and home departments. These will be selected from the Harrods Sale which will also be hosted online.

The second store will help to prevent overcrowding when the summer sale kicks off, as well as provide extra space to the limited stock room in the Knightsbridge store.

Harrods outlet will also take advantage of having changing rooms facilities that guarantee good hygiene, specifically designed to allow the highest levels of sanitation and social distancing.

The store will occupy a premium space in Westfield London, creating a unique luxury shopping experience for visitors.

The luxury retailer reopened its flagship store on June 15, three months after the site was forced to shut for the first time in its 170-year history during the lockdown.

Michael Ward, Harrods Managing Director, said: Harrods Outlet allows us to enable better social distancing across a larger footprint, move towards the new season decisively and confidently, and retail in a responsible way. Harrods has always sought to find creative solutions and has never been afraid to take the unexpected route”.

Keith Mabbett, Director of Leasing UK, at Westfield, added: “It has been extremely exciting for our team to work on developing a unique store that will host the launch of Harrods Outlet in July. Whilst we redesign the flow and layout of our centres to adapt to new guidelines for their reopening on 15 June, creating a two story luxury store that responds specifically to the changes we face is a very exciting concept for us.

“Westfield centres continuously evolve and create the best experiences for our customers and we have collaborated closely with the Harrods team to develop the right location and space for their offer. Harrods Outlet at Westfield London will be a huge draw for our existing customers whilst attracting new visitors too.”