Yes, they actually tell you what you can and cannot wear. It's slightly ridiculous, I know, but at a place like Harrods can do whatever it wants!
I know. I couldn't stop laughing. Can you imagine if Macy's had a set of guidelines? I do NOT think this would go over very well at the Owings Mills mall in Maryland, although the clientele are a little different here.
Here are the guidelines, found on the Harrods Website:
At Harrods we are committed to providing our visitors with a wonderful experience that exceeds expectations.
Whilst we celebrate and embrace individuality, it is of utmost importance that every single visitor that passes through our doors has a positive and pleasurable experience they remember.
It is for these reasons that Harrods kindly asks all visitors to:
- Ensure all clothing is clean and presentable and that the appropriate footwear is worn whilst in the store.
- Refrain from wearing clothing which may reveal intimate parts of the body, or which portrays offensive pictures or writing.
- Not wear crash helmets anywhere in the store.
- To carry rucksacks in your hand rather than on your back or shoulder. This is both to prevent damage to displays and for health and safety reasons. Harrods provides a left luggage service at small cost, should the bag be too heavy to carry.
- Refrain from eating and drinking, except in our cafés and restaurants. There are over 30 eateries in-store. View restaurants »
- Not take photos in the Fine Jewellery, Banking Hall or Antique Furniture Department, the Fine Jewellery, Banking Hall or Antique Furniture Department, or in any area within the store where photography or filming may not be appropriate. This is for security reasons.
- There are periods, when the store is at its busiest, that Harrods has to take the difficult decision to deny access to tour parties and larger groups of visitors. This is done in the interest of health and safety.
My favorite rule is the one about "crash helmets." I wonder if they've had issues with this before!