Harrods Christmas World opened this week. There is always rivalry between Harrods and Selfridges as to who can open their Christmas Shop first. Unlike Selfridges who opened with a ‘soft launch’ Christmas, Harrods have opened in style. Lush red carpet welcomes the customers with lit garlands on the ceiling, a vast array of decorations and baubles on the gondola’s and not forgetting the famous Harrods Christmas Bear. The gondola’s are merchandised beautifully – easy to view and shop. The wall fixtures are merchandised with decorations, bears and associated merchandise for that add-on sale. The round drums are merchandised with Harrods own label baubles, although I can’t help thinking that its a bit cheap looking as it is very much “stack it high” policy.