A York shop has reopened with a new look and new offers.
The Body Shop in the Coppergate Centre now includes locally created ceramics, an ‘activism station’ and an extended area for testing products.
It reopened yesterday (Tuesday) after a major refurbishment.
The health and beauty store has been trading in the Coppergate Centre since it opened in 1984.
“Our official re-opening is this Saturday (20 May) when we’ll be welcoming guests from York’s LGBTQ+ Forum to open the store,” said store manager Michelle Hollins.
“But with the refurbishment running slightly ahead of schedule, we’re delighted to give York’s shoppers an exclusive preview of the new layout, displays and sampling areas.”
One of the first displays shoppers will see is a series of ceramics created by Kate Semple, the current artist In residence at York St John University.
The display features pots decorated with organic motifs taken from some of the Body Shop’s natural product ingredients, including hemp, shea butter and tea tree oil.
At the rear of the store, a special ‘activism’ display will highlight contemporary issues supported by staff and shoppers, with the launch display focusing on LGBTQ+ issues ahead of York Pride next month.
Michelle said: “As a staff, we are very keen that this store is a safe place for people to be themselves – whether that be through supporting them with skin care products or trying out different types and colours of make-up.”