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HARRODS LOOKS EAST: Harrods might be synonymous with a trip to London, but now followers of the famous department store can get a taste of its wares even if they’re far from the U.K. On Saturday, Harrods will unveil a 4,000-square-foot store in the Suria KLCC shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Harrods World Signature Shop and Tea Salon will carry Harrods merchandise, such as its green and gold shopping bags and teddy bears, along with coffees, teas and biscuits from the store’s line of luxury foods.
The space will also house a tea salon, whose decor has been inspired by the Georgian Restaurant in Harrods’ Knightsbridge store, with framed pieces of Harrods memorabilia on the walls. “The move into Malaysia is an important one for Harrods, and I am delighted to be able to offer customers the unique mixture of luxury merchandise and exemplary service which epitomizes the Harrods experience,” said chairman Mohamed Al Fayed.
The Kuala Lumpur store, which Harrods has opened in partnership with Tradewinds Corp., comes in addition to Harrods’ two stores in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Harrods also has small stores and concessions in countries such as Japan, Taiwan and Singapore.