Harvey Nichols welcomes new neighbouring retailers
Harvey Nichols has welcomed its new neighbours at the St James Quarter, hailing the district’s opening as ‘positive retail news for the city’.
“As the St James Quarter opens its neighbouring doors this summer, at Harvey Nichols we are delighted to see a wealth of new brands arrive in Edinburgh’s East End, which signifies a boon to retail in the Scottish capital. This is such positive retail news for Edinburgh, and we look forward to welcoming even more customers back to the city centre,” says Louise Masson, store General Manager at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh.
Edinburgh’s leading luxury retailer, which reopened on April 26, is unveiling a host of changes in store as we move into the summer months.
The accessories department is being fully reimagined and features a diverse selection of desirable international designers, including cutting-edge brands like CELINE, Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin and Alexander McQueen taking centre stage in a new luxury setting on the Ground Floor of the department store.
Meanwhile, other accessories designers, including Coach, Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood have moved to their new home on the Third Floor, where they join their contemporary counterparts in women’s fashion.
The Third Floor is also home to The Restory, a luxury restoration service, which can be accessed via the Collect-in-Store Department. Breathing new life into your fashion favourites, the service includes everything from cleaning, re-heeling and repairs to full restorations, led by The Restory’s talented and dedicated team of artisans.
“The Restory offers a service that aligns with our own emphasis on sustainability at Harvey Nichols,” adds Louise.
“Globally, there is a clear movement away from fast fashion towards shopping more responsibly, with greater consideration and respect for the natural world.
“We want to encourage our customers to think about investing in the way they shop, as we not only re-emerge into society but also try to reduce our impact on the planet.
“This is reflected throughout the store, from the repair service offered by Jimmy Choo to extend the life of their beautiful shoes, to the Chilly’s re-usable water bottles we stock in our Foodmarket to discourage single-use plastic. Investing in high quality items that have longevity is key to shopping more sustainably.”
From pure silk Slip re-usable face masks designed to be gentle on delicate facial skin, to Harvey Nichols black canvas tote bags made by rewrap, a not-for-profit enterprise which works with skilled but marginalised communities in India, there are a wide range of sustainable products available in store.
In the Beauty Hall, many brands stocked in Harvey Nichols are taking steps to reduce plastic packaging, whilst vegan alternatives are taking centre stage, such as HOURGLASS make-up brushes which use PETA-approved, high-grade, ultra-soft Taklon bristles.
On the fashion floors, brands like Veja trainers and Stella McCartney proudly fly the flag for more supportive working conditions and sustainable materials. Meanwhile the Forth Floor Wine Shop champions whiskies, such as Glengoyne Single Malt and Creag Dhu, which have a clear mission to reduce their environmental impact during the production process.
Harvey Nichols is also shining the spotlight on a more environmental ethos with its Spring/Summer window displays. The Natural World scheme is inspired by the beauty of the world around us, and its importance as a means of escape and relaxation, something which has been highlighted to many this past year.
Each window features a model of the Earth which celebrates an aspect of the natural world ranging from a flock of freed birds to an autumnal tree of life or a watery seascape.
The Harvey Nichols Edinburgh store is open from 10am – 6pm Monday to Wednesday, 10am – 7pm Thursday to Saturday, and 11am – 6pm Sunday.
See www.harveynichols.com/store/edinburgh for more information.