The London Hat Tour: Fenwick and Harrods
Stop two on the London Hat Tour is Fenwick and Harrods. Department stores provide a very different shopping experience to small designer boutiques, so if you’ve not yet whittled your headwear choices down to the specifics, department stores are the place for you.
Both Fenwick and Harrods host a range of different designers, including Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy and Jane Taylor, giving a wide selection of hats for every occasion.
The staff in Harrods were friendly, helpful, informative, and very knowledgeable about the brands they stock. From bright Philip Treacy headpieces to more demure bridal wear, there really was a hat for everyone in the Harrods millinery department, with more to come for wedding season once the winter furs are out the way. No matter what you’re looking for, Harrods will almost definitely provide the goods, and the helpful assistants will go out of their way to make sure you’re satisfied.
Fenwick, on the other hand, had less of a variety and whilst staff are present, they didn’t actually approach customers as in Harrods. If you have a pretty clear idea in mind of what you want and don’t favour fussy shop assistants, this is probably your best bet as you are free to wander their selection at leisure. Fenwick’s range was less vibrant with a more neutral colour palette, and featured a larger selection of casual hats.
So if you’re still trying to pick out your spring accessories, head to department stores and view a vast variety all at once!
Stay tuned to find out where will the London Hat Tour be taking TRM next week.