Yes, Harrods Will Be In Jakarta, Sir!

Posted on April 13th, 2010 at 1:40 pm by Akhyari


When I visited London sometimes in 2008, I managed to enter Harrods store, a super-elite department store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, and yes, people stared at me.  I bought something  for a price that I prefer to forget. I told myself at it’d be the first and last time I’d spend my money at a store like Harrods.

I visited Harrods store in Singapore at Ngee Ann City and Takashimaya (if I’m not mistaken) several times. I had the impression (maybe it is real) that The Harrods stores at those two places got smaller and smaller. Now it only sells tea, biscuits, jams, etc. I think to myself, even rich Singaporeans still think that items sold in Harrods are too expensive.

So, it amazes me to read at Bisnis Indonesia that Harrods is getting ready to open up store in Jakarta. Seems like Al-Fayyed was amazed by the beauty of Indonesia when “Remarkable Indonesia” exhibition was held there in his store in London.

Of course, Harrods had done feasibility study before they encouraged themselves to move forward with the Jakarta store plan. They may well understand that the number of middle-class people are growing exponentially in Indonesia, something nobody can easily overlook.

Well, welcome to Indonesia, Sir!


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