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Harvey Nichols Is Rebranding To ‘Holly Nichols’ In ‘A Celebration Of Girls’

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One of the most iconic names on the British high street is set for a makeover in a month-long celebration of girls.

The rebrand is part of the store’s September campaign, ‘Let’s Hear it for the Girls’.


Harvey Nichols will be known as Holly Nichols throughout the course of the month, replacing the ‘Harvey’ of its illuminated store sign with the new title, changed the URL of its website, edited its social media presence and produced rebranded shopping bags, signage and in-store branding.


The campaign intends to highlight the company’s commitment to championing female equality.

Further activity planned includes trunk shows, launches, brand parties and ‘inspirational talks from admirable women’.

The pavement outside its flagship London, Knightsbridge store has also been stamped with quotes from female leaders such as Hillary Clinton, Coco Chanel and Emmeline Pankhurst.

Deb Bee, group marketing and creative director Harvey Nichols, said on the rebrand: “We are incredibly excited to unveil our Holly Nichols campaign – a month of events celebrating women, those who have inspired us in the past, and those that continue to do so today,”

A number of brands have recently come under fire for similar styles of campaigns.

Iconic Scotch whisky, Johnnie Walker recently changed its name to Jane Walker for a brief period – a move which was labeled by patronising by some.

Pepsi recently proposed ‘female doritos’ which was met with a furious backlash on Twitter.

However, Harvey Nichols stated that they have a long history of supporting women, adding that the company currently has seven women sat on its board.

Despite that, the marketing move is drawing a mixed reaction.

Brad Lengden
Brad is the Editorial Manager of Student Problems and is responsible for bring the brand into the world of editorial. He studied journalism at the University of Salford, graduating in 2015 and writing for some of the biggest names in publishing, from NME Magazine to Skiddle to Manchester Confidential. His goal is to make people laugh, cry and relate within his articles sharing both personal experiences and telling the stories of others.