British cosmetics retailer LUSH is opening a store at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga. Opening date has been set for May 12.
Here is the press release:
Cosmetic deli puts its beauty mark on Buffalo for the first time
May 2, 2012 - LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the upbeat British brand of ethical and innovative bath, body, skin and hair care, is soon to be making its debut at Walden Galleria. Known for cruelty-free “naked” products with cheeky names, effective ingredients, and environmental conscience, the self-appointed cosmetic grocer is opening its very first shop in Buffalo, NY in mid-May!
Located at Walden Galleria, Western New York’s premier Shopping center, the 800 square foot space will be transformed into a cosmetic deli showcasing LUSH’s products, which are handmade using fresh fruits and vegetables, ethically sourced essential oils and without testing on animals. The new shop features soaps piled high like exotic cheeses, bath bombs presented like perfectly round apples and fresh facemasks served up from ice-filled fridges. The shop includes a cozy kitchen table, where customers can sit and discuss their skin and hair care needs with one of LUSH’s expert consultants. This genuine “back to basics” approach encourages a laid-back shopping experience with friendly advice. Immense work has gone into ensuring an eco-friendly design in-store, a fundamental concept that runs throughout every facet of the business.
Boasting more than 800 locations worldwide, LUSH stores have been changing the face of the American retail beauty industry since 2002 – sprouting 108 locations across the country with more street front locations, mall shops, and store-in-store concepts on the horizon for 2012. LUSH’s expansion doesn’t stop in Buffalo; new locations will be popping up in Denver, Buffalo, Phoenix and Charlotte.
“We have been eagerly awaiting the perfect location for our first shop in Buffalo,” says Mark Wolverton, President and CEO of LUSH North America. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be opening at Walden Galleria alongside such an incredible range of premiere retailers. It was certainly worth the wait and we think our loyal fans will agree. Our new store is sure to give shoppers the unique, fun and personalized experience that truly sets LUSH apart.”
In true LUSH fashion, a celebration is in order to meet all of our local and loyal fans. LUSH at Walden Galleria will be hosting a grand opening party a few weeks after the official store opening—details to follow.
About LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics:
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics offers scented selections of ethical skin care, hair care, bath and body treats, as well as off-beat gift ideas loaded with natural ingredients. A self-appointed cosmetic deli, LUSH makes effective products out of fresh organic fruits and vegetables, the finest essential oils and ingredients that are ethically and sustainably procured from around the world. Since LUSH came on the scene 16 years ago, its philosophy has always been based on ethics and having the least impact on the environment while still producing effective and innovative beauty products. In doing so, LUSH products are 100% vegetarian, 80% vegan, 67% preservative-free, and 46% free of wasteful packaging with absolutely no animal testing being done on LUSH products or ingredients. These ethics are at the heart of the brand and will remain there with every new shop that opens globally.