London’s iconic luxury department store, Harrods, scours its customer database and warns Russians that it won’t sell them luxury goods worth more than $370.

Shopping is the best cure for a bad day. But deep-pocketed Russian shoppers won’t be able to rely on any heavy-handed retail therapy, as department store Harrods has imposed sanctions on Russian shoppers. After seizing their yachts and seizing their holiday properties and villas, British authorities are aiming to snatch their consolation by removing retail therapy from the list. The Knightsbridge department store has contacted Russian customers by email, telling them the scathing news that Harrods will no longer sell them “luxury goods” worth more than $370.

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According to the NZ Herald, this is to comply with sanctions introduced following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. With this monetary limitation, almost everything in Harrods will be off limits as the world’s most famous department store is synonymous with luxury and opulence. Russian shoppers won’t end up with a large assortment of luxury bags, accessories or jewelry.

London has always been a favored hotspot for wealthy Russians for a few years now. Caption Via – Instagram/dradionova

Instead, we made things noticeable by heading straight to the sale section of the Harrods online store and discovered things under $370. Options included a few makeup products, New Balance sneakers at a deep discount, a few kitchen appliances, and almost anything that would make it onto the Rich Kids of Instagram account. Harrods is targeting those who have a Russian phone number or who say they live in the country. The email, seen by The Telegraph, said: ‘As you may be aware, the UK authorities have introduced new regulations as part of their ongoing sanctions against Russia which specifically target the sale of products luxury.

Spread over one million square feet, Harrods is one of the largest luxury stores in the world.

The regulations aim to prohibit the supply of many categories of luxury goods above certain values ​​(usually £300) to people currently or habitually in Russia. To comply with these regulations, Harrods has been required to review its customer information in order to identify customers whom it believes (by reference to country or telephone number information provided to us by them) could currently or habitually reside in Russia.

Russian influencers were furious when Chanel banned the sale of products to Russian shoppers. Some of them even opened their bags in protest.

According to Business Today, since the invasion, the UK government said it had sanctioned or designated more than 1,000 Russian individuals and 100 entities, including oligarchs with a global net worth of over £117 billion. I wonder what kind of outrage Harrods will face from its loyal, super-rich Russian shoppers. Let’s not forget the anger of Russian women who, after being refused Chanel products, opened their expensive handbags in a fit of rage.