Harvey Nichols history goes back to 1813 when Mr Benjamin Harvey opened a lined shop on the corner of Knightsbridge and Sloane street in London. Later on the business started selling oriental carpets, silks and luxury goods alongside the linens. In 1919 Harvey Nichols was bought by Debenhams, and, arriving to our days, the store embarked on a major refurbishment in food market, restaurant, bar and caffé. Other stores are available in Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, Edinburgh and Birmingham. At present, with the online store, you have a very good chance to shop among big brands such as Prada, Fendi, YSL, and indulge yourself in a fantastic beauty section where it’s so easy to get in and so hard to get out without a full basket…Same story with the handbags section, plenty choice for an international virtual meeting point of some of the most required brands.
BRANDS: Beauty: Acqua di Parma, Bliss, Chloé, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Pucci. Handbags: Burberry, Chloé, Lanvin, Marc Jacob, YSL. Accessories: Missoni, YSL, Burberry, Mulberry, Marc Jacob. Men accessories: Diesel, Etro, Lanvin. Sunglasses: Bulgari, Chanel, G&G, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Rayban.
STOCK: Beauty, handbags, accessories (small leather goods, belts, jewellery, scarves, hats, gloves), mens accessories, sunglasses.
WEBSITE FEATURE: The website is pleasant to visit, colourful and funny, it does invite you to step in. The layout is very coherent, very practical, which is important. You can see items in detail by clicking the mouse over the image, and I have to report the excellent quality of the images. For each shopping category there are other 3 subcategories to shop by: colour, brand, price. Prices are in pound. As for fashion, I was disappointed by the lack of collections; nonetheless the website keeps its visitors up to date with the most important trends of the seasons.
RELIABILITY: You can select a day for delivery of your order based on a calendar provided on the website for each recipient. The dates you pick will depend on the destination where your hamper is going to be sent and the kind of service required. There is a Premium Service only offered to UK residents. For deliveries in other EU countries, please call the Web Customer Service Team on: +44 20 89 575030, there will be an additional shipping charge. All gift products sold online are presented in their own packaging. The online store items quality is guaranteed.
STRENGHTS: It is one of the most important names of the UK realm.
WEAKNESS: No clothes are available in the online store.