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John Lewis invests £9m in shop beauty halls and introduces new brands to supercharge its beauty offering

Wednesday 24 August 2016

 
John Lewis has announced a £9m investment package for its beauty halls across several branches. This will include exciting new brands as part of its ambitions to supercharge its beauty business.

The retailer's shops in Cambridge, Cribbs Causeway and Bluewater will be refurbished with each shop increasing the footprint of their beauty halls by around 50%. John Lewis shops in Cardiff, Stratford, Peter Jones, and Cheadle, have also received investments in the beauty halls.

The investment by the department store will introduce new brands to customers as well as extend the distribution of existing popular brands. This will include brands such as Marc Jacobs Beauty, Tom Ford Beauty,  Charlotte Tilbury, M.A.C., Chanel, Jo Malone, Urban Decay and La Prairie.

These brands will be available to customers throughout the country on johnlewis.com through our Click & Collect proposition, and many will also feature in the two new shops opening later this year in Chelmsford (29 September) and Leeds (20 October).

The investment follows the opening of John Lewis's own &Beauty full-service spa in its Birmingham shop, and the Clarins Beauty BAR which was an international first for Clarins when it opened at John Lewis Oxford Street last year.

Ed Connolly, buying director for fashion and beauty, said: 'Beauty is one of the best performing categories at John Lewis and a significant footfall driver, so this investment is a reflection of our ambition in this space.

'We are continuing to bring new and contemporary brands to our customers across both fashion and beauty, and we have one of the widest and best beauty selections of any department store in the world.'

The refurbishments will be complete by the end of October this year. The new beauty brands that each shop will receive are as follows:

John Lewis Cardiff

Charlotte Tilbury
La Prairie

John Lewis Stratford

Charlotte Tilbury
Tom Ford Beauty

Peter Jones

Charlotte Tilbury
La Prairie

John Lewis Cheadle

M.A.C

John Lewis Cambridge

Charlotte Tilbury
Chanel
Marc Jacobs Beauty
M.A.C

John Lewis Bluewater

Charlotte Tilbury
Chanel
Marc Jacobs Beauty
M.A.C
Tom Ford Beauty

Cribbs Causeway

Charlotte Tilbury
Chanel
Creme de la Mer
Khiel's
Marc Jacobs Beauty
M.A.C
Jo Malone
Urban Decay


Notes to editors

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Emma Cole
Communications Officer, Corporate
Telephone: 0207 798 3829
Email: emma.cole@johnlewis.co.uk