Harvey Nichols is seeking a High Court injunction to restrict anti-fur campaigners from making protests in and around its stores in England and Wales.
The application requests that campaigners are banned from behaving in a threatening, abusive or intimidating way, blocking the entrance to stores and from using loudhailers within 50 metres of its stores.
A group which calls itself Heartless Harvey Nichols said there had been walk in protests at three stores over the past month but this move by the department store was an attack on democratic freedom.
Luke Steele, spokesman for Heartless Harvey Nichols, said: “The order being sought by Harvey Nichols is a direct attack on those who oppose the sale of fur, which includes 95% of the public.
“If granted, this injunction could result in those people being banned from entering high streets across the country and being prosecuted for entering their stores.”
A spokeswoman for Harvey Nichols said: “Harvey Nichols takes the safety of our customers and our staff very seriously. The injunction is a precautionary measure being taken in response to increased activity from anti-fur campaigning groups.”