Wednesday, August 28, 2013

From the Handbag Narratives: Harrdos, London

There are not many things that can capture my undivided attention like handbags and whimsy can.  Handbags, because they are just perfectly designed to carry all of your essentials in a constructed pouch that allows you to show off your own personal style.  Me without a handbag is like a camel without it's hump.  In other words, I need it like camels need water to survive.  To drastic?  Maybe for some. As for whimsy it is a fanciful escape from the everyday through creation.  For me, this usually stems from visual or mental stimulations.  I'm that nerd who still annotes every book that I read and then I feel the need to share certain lines or paragraphs with thoes around me.  Obviously I find myself hanging out with lit fanatics or people who have learned to tune me out.

I am excited to share this post with you becuase it brings together my two attention getters and places them center stage, the highly trafficed Harrods of London windows.  As impressive as these windows are to me, they seem to have a different audience in mind.  Someone who spends on average $2,500 per visit.  We are in the midst of Ramadan, a holiday which doubles the spending of Harrods' Middle Eastern clientele.  During this time, Harrods is nicknamed "Harrods Hajj" as the store draws in Middle Eastern consumers because of the special limited-edition pieces offered. 

In celebration of Harrods' expanded luxry accessories department they have created the Handbag Narritives initiative.  The store has comissioned a number of limited-edition bags for this two-month event.  In-store events are slated to include bespoke services, personal appearances from designers, live art demonstrations and a pop-up photo-booth.  Below, I have posted photos of the windows on Brompton Road for you all to peek!

Do any of them make you want to hop a flight to Harrods? 
XO - APinhead
(Photos From: WGSN)


  1. great post!

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  5. What a gorgeous and fun display. I love how creative it is! I’d love for us to keep in touch via bloglovin’, GFC, or Instagram! Let me know on my blog, I’ll be sure to follow back!

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