For those seeking to bag themselves a luxury bargain during a visit to London this summer, then a visit to one of the UK’s best-loved high-end department stores is a must.
A retail mecca for visiting royalty from overseas, A-list celebrities and those with plenty of cash to splash, the Harrods summer sale sees visitors from all of the globe making reservations at the Montcalm hotel to make the most of the fantastic discounts on offer.
One of the most anticipated retail sales of the year, you’ll see visitors to the city queuing outside the iconic stores to browse an amazing selection of designer clothes and shoes, high-end home wares and luxury beauty items and gifts. All in the hope of bagging a bargain to take home after another enjoyable stay at one of our boutique hotels London!
Set over seven floors and with a combined floor space of over four and a half acres, Harrods really does have something for everyone, so regardless of whether you’re a dedicated follower of designer fashion or love the latest tech, there is something to suit every taste and budget thanks to the heavily discounted prices that the Harrods summer sale has become so famous for.
Located just 20 minutes away from the Montcalm hotel, visitors staying at our boutique hotels London are advised to make their way over to the store just before it opens in order to get ready to shop until they drop and secure the best items for themselves.
We’ve seen dresses from designer fashion house Yves Saint Laurent reduced by 50% during previous sales and HD televisions for as little as half their regular retail price. Therefore, you’ll need to create a plan of action before you leave the Montcalm hotel on the morning of your visit. As a minimum, we suggest deciding which department to head for first to beat the crowds to the bargains and which item or label is your priority. It’s also a wise idea to set a budget and if you’re afraid you may be unable to resist temptation, leave at least one credit card in your room!
Although the Harrods summer sale takes place months before Christmas, many savvy shoppers staying at our boutique hotels London take the opportunity to purchase from big-name labels such as Burberry, Chloe, YSL and Gucci for those special gifts with an attractive sale price tag.
With one of the most impressive beauty departments in the entire country, lovers of lotions and potions can stand to make significant savings on those must-have beauty buys with prices slashed by as much as 50% too. That means you’ll have a little extra in your budget to spend on a luxurious treatment at the Montcalm Spa as a special treat during your stay in London.
The opening of the Harrod sale is an event in itself, with celebrities invited to mark the launch and the red carpet rolled out to welcome shoppers who come from all over the world just to take part in one of the best-known sales in the UK.
Those lucky enough to be staying at the Montcalm during the opening event are sure to spot some big household names being snapped by the media as Harrods throws opens its doors.
For those staying at our boutique hotels London and thinking of heading off to the Harrods summer sale, it is advised that you not only arrive at the department store early but that you also wear comfortable shoes and clothing as you’ll be shopping over seven floors of luxury brand heaven during your visit.
Lifts can get very busy during the summer sale, so take the stairs to move between each department with ease and beat the crowds if you’re planning to be one of the first people to pass through the famous doors.
Another tip for avoid sales shoppers is to take a break during busy periods as the store can become seriously crowded around lunchtime. A champagne afternoon tea London is just the ticket for resting those weary legs and gives you the chance to take a better look at your bargains away from the hustle and bustle. Head back to the Montcalm for a delicious and restorative break while toasting your success as a brilliant bargain hunter with a glass of champagne.
Our champagne afternoon tea experience is very popular during the Harrods summer sale, so make sure that you make your reservation as soon as you can at the Montcalm to avoid disappointment.
If you feel that you’ve shopped ’til you’ve dropped yet still want to explore everything else that London has to offer during your visit, it’s well worth making a reservation at the Montcalm Spa for a soothing massage and to revitalise body and mind ready for another exciting day in the city.
If you’re planning a night out on the town either in the West End or at one of London’s trendy night spots where you can flash the designer labels that you found at the Harrods summer sale, head to the Montcalm Spa for a facial or beauty treatment to get you ready to enjoy vibrant London as the sun goes down.
The dates for the Harrods summer sale 2019 are yet to be released and are a closely guarded secret due to the popularity of the event, but looking back at summer sales in previous years it is anticipated that the sale for 2019 may start in the final week of June.
If you can’t find the time to visit the Montcalm during that week don’t worry – the sale runs for approximately three weeks with more sales stock being added daily as soon as the store closes for the evening. Even if you are unable to make the opening event, there’s still plenty of opportunities for you to come to London and find yourself a designer wardrobe staple or luxury item to adorn your home during the three week sale.
Just don’t forget to bring your cheque book and credit card as there’s sure to be a bargain find that you simply can’t leave behind.