There’s a new bear on the block. To celebrate the opening of the new Toy Kingdom in Harrods, Oska-Poska Doolittle and friends have set up residence on the Third Floor. The adventures of Chloé the Fairy; the Tin Soldier; G
and J, the superfast cars; Jake the Robot; Laura the Little Gold Digger; and the book-loving bear all take place in a new corner of the store specially dedicated to the young at heart.
The new Toy Kingdom will open on 14th July on the Third Floor
A new generation of jewellery designers is adding a twist to the establishment: Jewellery Designer of the Year Tomasz Donocik combines leather and horsehair with precious stones and metals to create complex miniature works of art; Chinese inspiration meets French craftsmanship at Qeelin, where quirky precious pieces are pavéd with diamonds; and animal charms come courtesy of Italian jewellers Dodo; choose from bunnies, butterflies and, of course, dodos.
Dodo yellow gold pendant £200, and white gold and diamond pendant £495. New to Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim – Lim’s 31 Hour collection of supple nappa totes takes you
from office to evening without any losing style points. £735
2. Acne – The hip Swedes have applied the same genius to their bags as to their clothing. The “Shiloh” is best worn with a devil-may-care attitude. £309
3. Tila March – Fashion editor Tamara Taichman wanted a playful, feminine
bag for Paris Fashion Week, so she designed her own: the “Zelig”. £480
Available from Designer Accessories and Egyptian Hall,
Lower Ground Floor
The Olsen twins’ ascent from tween idols
to a formidable fashion force has been seamless. Long admired by the industry
for their eclectic personal styles, in 2007 Mary-Kate and Ashley founded their label, The Row. The house’s aesthetic is defined
by refined tailoring, a sharp eye for detail, monochrome palettes and an almost austere simplicity. It’s a look that’s exemplified by
the AW12 collection, a masterclass in luxe minimalism. Note the elongated evening coat, waist-skimming jacket, blouson-sleeved top with mink detailing, and the bi-coloured mink coat.
Chiffon and mink top £3,150, and skirt £1,399. New to International Designer Room, First Floor
During July and August, Salvatore Ferragamo is offering a made-to-order service. Bags can be made in your choice
of exotic skin, leather, lining, hardware
Price on request. Egyptian Hall,
Cavalli’s new Class collection includes bold, slinky dresses in gorgeous shades as well as iconic black.
Dress £575; exclusive to Harrods. Weekend Room, First Floor; and harrods.com
Notes of mandarin blossom, gardenia and rose bring a new freshness to Elie Saab Le Parfum’s eau de toilette edition.
90ml, £69.50; exclusive to Harrods.
The Perfumery Hall, Ground Floor; and harrods.com
The new Mulberry womenswear collection features lace-topped leather bustier and edgy printed satins dresses, fur gilets and T-shirts with quirky motifs.
Dress £1,500; new to Harrods. International Designer Room, First Floor; and harrods.com
MasterChef fans can meet 2011 winner Tim Anderson at an in-store cookery demonstration of his British-inspired menu using the Vitamix multipurpose blender on 7th and 8th July from 2–3pm and 4–5pm.
The Kitchen, Second Floor
For men who like the finer things in life, Jack Row is heaven-sent. His intricate goldsmithing has conjured up some of the most skilfully crafted works of art of our time, including one-of-a-kind writing instruments that are often paired with coordinating cuff links. Row unites traditional techniques with an eye for innovation for his sculptural creations, such as these 18kt gold and diamond “Architect” cuff links.
£8,999. Available from The Writing Room, Lower Ground Floor; and harrods.com