Harvey Nichols is an upmarket department store chain. It’s original store is in London, founded in 1813 as a linen shop. Harvey Nichols sells many international brands of clothing for women and men, fashion accessories, beauty products, wine and food.
In 1813 Benjamin Harvey opened a linen shop in a terraced house on the corner of Knightsbridge and Sloane Street in west London. The business passed on to Harvey’s daughter in 1820 on the understanding that she go into partnership with Colonel Nichols, selling Oriental carpets, silks, and luxury goods alongside the linens. The existing Knightsbridge store was opened in 1880, with the rear section added in 1932.
In 1919 Harvey Nichols was acquired by Debenhams, and in 1985 became part of the Burton Group. The store is now owned by the Hong-Kong based businessman, Dickson Poon. Harvey Nichols currently has stores in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol, as well as several stores abroad, including branches in Hong Kong and Dubai.