Harrods fashion department store opened at London Gatwick’s South Terminal departure lounge

  • New Harrods department store opens focusing on fashion, jewellery and accessories
  • Opening is part of a £21m revamp of the South Terminal departure lounge
  • In addition to Harrods, twenty-two new shops will be open by the end of the year

2013-08-03— /travelprnews.com/ — London Gatwick today welcomes the opening of a new Harrods department store in the South Terminal departure lounge.

Focusing on luxury fashion, accessories and jewellery, the new store offers more than 6,000 square feet of premium shopping. Passengers can treat themselves to brands ranging from DKNY, M Missoni and Armani Jeans, to 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 the world-famous retailer.

The opening 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 school summer break¹.

The launch of Harrods’ new boutique follows the opening of ten new and revamped stores in the South Terminal. The first phase of retail outlets, which included Kurt Geiger, Hugo Boss and Lacoste, opened their doors on 18 July. Brands new to airport retail include Ernest Jones, and Aspinal of London.

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 at 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.”

Raj Assanand, Harrods Business Development Director, said: “I am delighted to see another fantastic Harrods Airport store open, following the success of our other airport sites. The new Gatwick store follows in Harrods’ dedication to the best in luxury fashion and accessories.”

Notes to Editors

¹ Gatwick expects around three million passengers to depart from the airport between Friday 19 July and Sunday 1 September.

About South Terminal retail 

  • A new marketing campaign to tie in with the new openings in the South Terminal was launched on the 1 July giving passengers the chance to download or print an exclusive voucher passport enabling them to save up to £400 at the airport:http://www.gatwickairport.com/voucherpassport/
  • Ten new or refreshed stores opened in South Terminal in July including Sunglass Hut, Kurt Geiger, Ernest Jones, Hugo Boss, Case, Lacoste, World of Whiskies, Aspinal of London, Caviar House and Dixons.
  • Brands available at the new Harrods Gatwick are: McQ by Alexander McQueen, Love Moschino, Michael Kors, DKNY, Hackett, Zegna Sport, Paul Smith Jeans, Armani Jeans, M Missoni, Gottex, Melissa Odabash, Monica Vinader, Seafolly, Orlebar, Heidi Klein, Swarovski, Carat, Elizabeth Hurley, Pamela Love, John&Pearl, Deepa Gurnani and Harrods of London.
  • An additional twelve new or refreshed stores are set to complete the South Terminal transformation project in December 2013.

For more information contact:

Gatwick Airport press office

t: + 44 (0) 1293 505000
e: gatwickmedia@gatwickairport.com


About Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the busiest single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 180 destinations in 90 countries for around 34.2 million passengers a year on short- and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 23,000 on-airport jobs and a further 13,000 jobs through related activities. The airport is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.

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New Harrods stores at London Gatwick

New Harrods stores at London Gatwick

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