IN LONDON, THE BESTESTEST CHRISTMAS WINDOWS ARE A TOSS-UP BETWEEN HARVEY NICHOLS AND HARRODS, THE 2 GRANDEST STORES IN LONDON AND ALL OF EUROPE.
Mind you, it is with the deepest irony that these 2 Most British of Stores are owned by Buddhists and Muslims! They are no longer owned by white English people but have fallen into the hands of Chinamen and Middle Easterns! I love the thought of it! Just as Rolls-Royce, the most English of all cars and the best motorcars ever made on this planet, is no longer owned by white English people but by Germans, the selfsame race that bombed Britain during World War 2 and was soundly defeated by Great Britain, not once but twice, during World War 1 and World War 2!
The vanquished has now defeated the victor! Rolls-Royce is now owned by BMW which means white people but no longer members of the British Empire which at its height ruled over 1/4 of the entire human population! Throughout history, no nation has ever done that! So I continue to take my hat off to the English race which is almost as good as the Chinks.
Anyway, Harvey Nichols (created for the Young Rich as opposed to Harrods meant for the Old Rich) is owned by Dickson Poon, a Chinese from Hong Kong who controls Dickson Concepts which is listed on the Hang Seng. Harvey Nichols Hong Kong is in The Landmark and attached to Mandarin Oriental Landmark so you can shop till you collapse and they will deliver your goodies to your room.
Dickson Poon, ex-husband of our Datuk Michelle Yeoh aka Bond Girl, bought Harvey Nichols in 1991 and since then has opened Harvey Nichol stores in Hong Kong, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and soon Dubai.
Dickson Poon donated RM 100 million to Kings College in London, the single biggest donation in its history. The money went to the law faculty which is now renamed Dickson Poon School of Law.
He also gave RM 50 million to Oxford University St Hugh College dedicated to the study of China which is natural as he is a Chink like me. No point giving money to study North Korea or Nigeria. The centre is now called Dickson Poon China Centre. What a great guy!
Perhaps he is regretting doling out so much as his landlord Charles Cadogan is now increasing the rent as Harvey Nichols sits on property belong to the 8th Earl of Cadogan. They are now taking the case to court I hear.
Then again, Harvey Nichols made a profit of RM 65 million from improved revenues of RM 490 million.
BELOW ARE IMAGES OF HARVEY NICHOLS 2012 TAKEN ON 20 DECEMBER WHEN I REALISED THE WORLD WAS NOT ENDING AFTER ALL. I CHECKED AND KUALA LUMPUR WAS STILL STANDING AND NOT DESTROYED AND MALAYSIA WAS 8 HOURS AHEAD OF LONDON AND IT WAS ALREADY 21.12.12 IN KL SO IF ANYTHING HAD HAPPENED, LIKE PETRONAS TOWERS CRASHING TO THE GROUND, I WOULD HAVE HEARD OF IT.
Richard Latsch in Mandarin Oriental London directly opposite Harvey Nichols