Fodor's Expert Review Harvey Nichols
While visiting tourists flock to Harrods, local fashionistas shop at Harvey Nichols, aka "Harvey Nicks." The womenswear and accessories departments are outstanding if pricey, featuring top designers like Tom Ford, Loewe, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Tory Burch, and just about every fashionable name you can think of. The furniture and housewares are equally gorgeous and pricey, although they become somewhat more affordable during the biannual sales in January and July. The Fifth Floor bar is the place to see and be seen, but if you're in search of food, the same floor also has an all-day modern European café, a branch of Burger & Lobster, the carnivore-friendly Zelman Meats, or Kenyan-Punjabi fusion from Madhu's Brasserie. To keep you looking as box-fresh as your purchases, The Beauty Lounge features a menu of treatments from brands such as La Prairie, Sisley, and La Mer, plus makeovers, LED facials, cryotherapy, thermotherapy, laser treatments, and blow-dry, nail, and brow bars.