Sexy actress Gemma Arterton opened the most anticipated retail event of the year: the Harrods Summer Sale. The former Bond Girl and Glamour Awards Film Actress of the Year for 2011, wowed crowds in a black and white sequin Balmain dress selected by Harrods BY APPOINTMENT personal shopping service.While busy shoppers embarked on their summer bargain hunt, Gemma posed for pictures in the store’s iconic Georgian Restaurant, fronting a catwalk lined by a host of mannequins dressed from head-to-toe in must-have sale items!Speaking at the event, Gemma said:
“Harrods has always been one of my favourite London stores, so I’m thrilled they invited me along to open the best sale in the world. So, ladies and gentleman, all I can say now is get ready, get steady – shop!”
In more than 330 departments, across seven floors, customers can enjoy incredible summer discounts from luxury and designer brands, with highlights including:

YSL halter neck bow back dress – was £1200, now £600; Sass & Bide Lovestate skinny crop jeans – were £159, now £77.95; Missoni skinny scarf – was £225, now £135; Panosonic 46″ Full HD Plasma – was £999, now £499; La Prairie skin caviar set – was £378, now £270.
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