Harrods of London
There is no department store like Harrods on this earth. And none in the USA is comparable to it; not Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Ave, Bloomingdales ETC. In London, Harvey Nichols & Selfridges does not even come close. Harrods is a luxe department store in a class by itself.
I have been shopping here since my early twenties. If you are a seasoned shopaholic who wants the best of everything the world has to offer under one roof then Harrods is for you. Established in 1849, Harrods has seven floors and 330 departments dedicated to the finest products in food, fashion, homeware, technology and more, plus 20 restaurants and specialist services. Whenever you breeze in there, make sure you check out the Egyptian Hall, Salon du Parfums and the Hosiery Department. At night, the store is illuminated by 11,500 light bulbs.
And boy, in my twenties and early thirties, I shopped in a frenzy all over the world in a manner that was beyond human comprehension. Before I clocked 25 years old, I was the highest buyer of Versace home products in the entire USA. No one came close. But I tell you, whenever I am in Harrods it becomes frenzy amplified & reloaded. Hey, I was young, hot and very bothered. Remember, youthful exuberance & indiscretion is allowed. Winkz.
About 10 years ago, I had Harrods customize about 35 of my favorite True Religion & Seven For All Mankind Jeans. They designed variations of Nigerian coat of arms on them and signed them off with Afikpo Chic. It was worth every dime because I still smile broadly whenever I sight any of the jeans balancing in my closet. They are just awesome and I can’t thank Harrods enough for them.
Hey, I will be 46 in a few weeks.. I have seen it all and bought it all in those years, it really takes a lot to impress me when it comes to wearables. When I’m Harrods now, I pick one or 2 things things and spend the rest of the time just observing & analyzing the merchandize. Hey, old age has set in, and I now have bigger fishes to fry than plunging on vanities I already have too much of.
Ladies, I know you will all love this store. Come with me lemme show you a glimpse of the world famous Harrods. Come on, follow me inside…
PHOTOS: Taken on Tuesday, August 23, 2016; the day I left London for my homeland, Nigeria. No place like home at all. Feels like a million dollars to be back to my sweetest town of Afikpo. Oh how I missed you, yummiest Ehugbo. I hate leaving you!! Damn.