The experience of having a huge station on my right that I am unfamiliar with next to the stuff on the left which I know like the back of of my hand**** is a very surreal one, which I am still getting used too. The new stores are mostly restaurants but there is a few interesting exceptions, for the ladies there is Hema (a bit like muji), Cath Kidston, The White Company and plenty of new things to be discovered on the 24th and filled out after then. Old friends I used to work with are in the station and happily the current Starbucks team is the best yet.
The building lacks the elegance that Selfridge's and the Library have, but it is far more attractive once built than I ever thought it would be. The media eyes are stunning and it fits in with it's surroundings surprisingly well. It took 3 years to build but only 3 weeks to actually finish. Have a look around the new units if you like, but visit the Starbucks. We're fast, friendly and I'll probably be there, we can talk about music and stuff.
The current list of all the shops I am aware of that weren't already open prior to 20/9/15 are as follows.
Yo! sushi, John Lewis, Cath Kidston, The White Company, Pret, PHO, Joe's, Joe and the juice, Leon, Doddle, Hema, Five Guys, Benugo, Oliver Bonas, Hotel Chocolat, All Bar One.
** That's not even early for me
*** I am such a nerd