Luxury department store Harrods has opened two new rooms as part of the second phase of its womenswear redevelopment project.

Collage of photos of Harrods' Holiday & Swim and Evening & Occasion rooms

The rooms on the first floor of Harrods, called Holiday & Swim and Evening & Occasion, make up 10,000 sq ft of the space where customers can shop for a “sunny escape to warmer climes and an elegant soiree”.

The Evening & Occasion room houses “38 of the world’s most celebrated and sought-after evening and partywear brands”, while Holiday & Swim will offer customers “365-day-a-year all-encompassing holiday options”.

Simon Longland, buying director of fashion at Harrods, said: “Opening the Holiday & Swim and Evening & Occasion rooms this week has come at the perfect time for our clients, as it so simply answers to those customers who have a full party season social calendar, those that are counting the days to a winter sun getaway – or both.

“It’s been a pleasure to work so closely with such a diverse portfolio of luxury brands, both new and existing to Harrods, to deliver a curation of global exclusive and highly sought-after pieces that are the epitome of style, elegance and individuality. I am confident that our customers will see this come through on the shop floor.

“I’m passionate about creating the ultimate shopping experience for our clients who have come to expect not only the best in service and offering but also in surroundings. Ensuring that from the moment customers step into these spaces they are transported into a luxurious universe where every detail has been considered is crucial, from the layout of the spaces to the details in the fitting rooms.”