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Daily Round Up: Florence & The Machine to play at Harrods sale; Duchess of Cambridge's five Christmas outfits, and Dior Homme and Jimmy Choo US stores

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HARRODS, the London department store, will celebrate the opening of its renowned winter sale with a live performance by Florence and The Machine. The singer will entertain shoppers queuing at the store’s Hans Crescent entrance. Items to go on sale include a red Lanvin dress, reduced from £2,999 to £1,500.

CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, will wear five different outfits on her first Christmas Day at Sandringham, according to The Sun. The Duchess revealed the outfit change to a guest when she and Prince William attended the Sun’s military awards on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Duchess chose an olive green Ralph Lauren turtleneck jersey dress to wear to a royal engagement last night when the pair visited homelessness charity Centre Point.

PRINCESS DIANA’S DRESSES, will be exhibited together for the first time at her former home, Kensington Palace, in March, according tothe Guardian. The dresses to go on display include a black, off-the-shoulder taffeta dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, which the Princess wore at one of her first public appearances. There will also be a fuchsia and purple silk sari that she wore to a dinner with the King of Thailand and a black Versace dress worn to a 1995 film premiere.

DIOR HOMME, the designer menswear label, has opened its third US-based store in San Francisco, according to reports. The 2,200 sq ft store based over two levels, used to be a women’s Christian Dior store but has been transformed into a menswear store. The San Francisco store joins existing freestanding Dior Homme stores in New York and Beverly Hills. The new dual-level San Francisco store showcases sportswear, casual footwear and accessories on the ground level and tailored clothing and dress furnishings on the second floor.

JIMMY CHOO’S first US-based store has been given a revamp. According to reports, the store located at 51st street and Fifth Avenue, now includes an expanded selection of women’s footwear, handbags, small leather goods and accessories, such as belts, sunglasses and fragrance. The three-level store is organised as a series of intimate salons with the brand’s signature neutral color palette — comprised of ivory, pale rose, lilac and sand. Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon left the business last month.


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