Aguilera causes a stir at Harrods' sale

Pop star Christina Aguilera opened the summer sale at the famous Harrods store in London today.

Pop star Christina Aguilera opened the summer sale at the famous Harrods store in London today.

The singer sparked a huge scrum as hundreds of fans and shoppers jostled to catch a glimpse of the blonde as she wandered around the exclusive store on the first day of the summer sale.

The 23-year-old followed in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham and Pierce Brosnan, who have previously cut the ribbon at the Knightsbridge shop.

Wearing a white Marilyn Monroe style Carlos Miele strapless dress and black patent-leather heels by Giuseppe Zanotti, the American stopped to try on a £37,600 (€56,000) Piaget 18-carat white gold necklace set with diamonds, reduced to £18,000 (€27,000), and then walked around the store with it on.

She also tried on a diamond-set 18-carat white gold Audemars Piguet watch reduced from £308,100 (€462,522) to £124,000 (€186,000).

Harrods’ boss Mohamed Al Fayed walked hand-in-hand with the star, whose last album Stripped sold 10 million copies worldwide, on the traditional walkabout, after she arrived in a open-topped horse-drawn carriage.

The star, whose hits include Dirrty, Beautiful and Genie in a Bottle, was reportedly paid £200,000 (€300,000) to open the store and was also flown in on a private jet from her home in California.

Tonight she is staying in Al Fayed’s penthouse near to the store and this morning she had a VIP breakfast with the Harrods executive.

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