We were a little sniffy when Harvey Nicks opened its pop up food shop in the Liverpool ONE arcade before Christmas. We didn’t like the idea of them having a smash and grab raid, taking pennies from those who’d committed to establishing a permanent foothold in the city.
We were wrong. Seems this was just the first toe in the water, a tentative Christmas kiss before a more lasting embrace, as Harvey Nichols has confirmed it’s to open a permanent store in the city.
The new shop will be in the old Habitat store – and will be a new concept for the high end Kensington stalwart: a small format store, covering all 22,000 sq feet of the former home furnishing stores.
It’s another coup for Liverpool ONE, which has seen occupancy rates buck the national trend, and head towards 98%, and sales up 10% year on year.
The store is set to open in Autumn. So, with the return of AbFab, and Harvey Nicks’ arrival, it’s like the 90’s never went away. What did we do with our Lacroix, sweetie?