Harrods department store opens at London Gatwick

Luxury department store, Harrods, has opened a mini-store in the South Terminal departure lounge at London Gatwick airport.

Offering more than 6,000 square feet of premium shopping, the new store focuses on luxury fashion, accessories and jewellery. The brands on offer include DKNY, M Missoni, Armani Jeans, Michael Kors, Swarovski and Paul Smith.

The new space also includes a Harrods’ Food Hall area, as well as the chance to buy own-brand gifts from McQ by Alexander McQueen, Love Moschino, Hackett, Zegna Sport, Gottex, Melissa Odabash, Monica Vinader, Seafolly, Orlebar, Heidi Klein, Carat, Elizabeth Hurley, Pamela Love, John&Pearl, Deepa Gurnani and Harrods of London.

The opening of Harrods’ new boutique comes during one of Gatwick’s busiest times of the year, with the airport expecting to handle more than three million departing passengers over the six-week summer break.

Harrods director for international and airports, Raj Assanand, said: ‘I am delighted to see another fantastic Harrods Airport store open, following the success of our other sites at Gatwick and Heathrow. The new Gatwick store follows in [the tradition of] Harrods’ dedication to the best in luxury fashion and accessories.’

The South Terminal has recently announced the opening of ten new and revamped stores. The first phase of retail outlets, which included Kurt Geiger, Hugo Boss and Lacoste, opened their doors on July 18. Later this year, an additional 12 new or revamped stores, which also have a focus on fashion, will complete the transformation of South Terminal retail.

Spencer Sheen, head of retail, London Gatwick, said: ‘This year, we will spend £21 million in the South Terminal departure lounge to enhance our retail offering and ensure we deliver a world-class experience for our passengers.

‘The new Harrods store at Gatwick is a very important part of this. Not only does it look fantastic, the boutique offers an excellent mix of brands that will delight our passengers. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Harrods to make the most of this exciting opportunity.’