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Manchester City stars shop at Carrington as Harvey Nichols set up Christmas store

Manchester City stars shop 'til they drop at Carrington training ground as upmarket Harvey Nichols set up Christmas store



17:14 GMT, 30 November 2012

It's not uncommon to see Premier League stars and their WAGs splashing their cash at up-market stores like Harvey Nichols.

But Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini appears to have decided, for the second year in a row, that his players aren't going to have any time off this Festive season, and that they need to do their Christmas shopping on-site.

Last year Harvey Nichols set up a nifty pop-up marquee at City's Carrington training ground to allow his squad to shop in privacy and comfort. It must have been a success because they've decided to do the same this time around.

Joleon Lescott

Christmas shopping: Joleon Lescott leaves Harvey Nichols with a full bag

Joe Hart

Dressed for success: City stopper Joe Hart

Keep it under you hat: City boss Roberto Mancini pays a visit to the pop-up store on Friday

Keep it under you hat: City boss Roberto Mancini pays a visit to the pop-up store on Friday

It's a lucrative move for Harvey Nicks, since many of the players frequent their city centre store, meaning the store knows what kind of things the players will be looking to buy for their loved ones.

And perhaps they will be looking to treat themselves as a reward for their 2-0 win over Wigan on Wednesday.

Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko

Edin in the right direction: Dzeko stocks up on gifts ahead the Festive season

The company has strong ties with the club, having already created a luxury corporate box at the Etihad Stadium, at which customers can even have a personal shopping session or a wine masterclass, among other services.

It can be hired for parties of up to ten and is decorated with Harvey Nichols clothes and products.