I’ve had a couple of days off and come back to find that both Harrods and Selfridges opened their Christmas departments on July 28th this year. This is at least a week earlier than last year and before many of us have even had our Summer holiday. To coincide with the opening of the Christmas Department Harrods have released a YouTube video which no doubt they hope will go viral:
Now as regular readers will know I really do not approve of shops selling Christmas goods before November, but it does make some sense in London. These are not your normal city centre stores, much of their trade comes from people who are visiting London and who want to pick up something to give as a special gift at Christmas.
If you’ve visited either of these stores what did you think of them? What did you buy? I’d love to hear from you and know what you thought of them.