Lush Aberdeen relocates to Union Square with triple size expansion and gives out 100 goodie bags on opening day

On Friday 10th November at 12pm, fresh handmade cosmetics brand Lush will open in Aberdeen after an expansion from its current location at Union Street, to Union Square Shopping Centre. With a retail space of 115 sqm, the new store is set to be almost three times larger than its previous location. 

During the opening day, Lush Aberdeen customers will have the opportunity to create and take home a Lush Christmas exclusive Groovy Fairy bath bomb (with the iconic Snow Fairy bubblegum scent), or the all-year-round best seller, Toby’s Magic Cow bath bomb. The first 100 customers will also be gifted a welcome surprise bag of products to celebrate the opening. 

“I am incredibly excited to see a brand new LUSH store and experience for Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland, to create a destination for our local communities to get together and meet.  Where we offer a space for celebrations in our exclusive party area, and discover our iconic products together.

My passion is filling our shop space with enthusiastic product and brand experts who provide genuine care and create memorable experiences for our customers every day. In-depth, hands-on consultations and events will help us build closer relationships with our local community and provide the best customer experience in the city.”

-René Schaefer, Trainee Manager at Lush Aberdeen

The new store will be opening in time for Christmas for shoppers to get their hands on their favourite festive items, including the best-selling Snow Fairy collection. In the 2022 festive period, Lush sold on average one Snow Fairy product every 5 seconds in the UK!

“At Lush we’re committed to enhancing the experience of our customers who visit their local high streets and shopping centres, so we’re thrilled to be bringing a new look to our customers in Aberdeen. You can expect to see all of our wonderful cosmetic innovations on display to explore, and customers will also be treated to a designated party space so they can celebrate their special occasion, Lush style!”

– Kasey Swithenbank, Head of Retail Stores, Lush UK&I

The Lush Aberdeen retail experience highlights categories of iconic Lush inventions from the 1980s including the shampoo bar and the bath bomb, as well as a section with an array of ethical gifts and Knot Wraps. Services, such as bespoke Lush skincare consultations or booking a popular Lush Party will be available in the shop.

With our busiest period fast approaching, Lush is just the type of brand which will resonate with our customers, particularly those wanting to treat themselves to skincare and cosmetic products or purchase gifts for family and friends. Our focus continues to be on enlivening Union Square with new brands, concepts and experiences and we are excited to add another high-profile brand to our offering and there’s more to come.”

-Ryan Manson, Union Square’s General Manager

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About Lush

Since establishing over 28 years ago, Lush has been driven by innovation and its ethics. Creators of pioneering beauty products, one of Lush’s most well-known creations is the bath bomb. Invented in 1989 by Lush Co-Founder Mo Constantine in her garden shed, bath bombs have become a global sensation – all hand pressed in Lush’s own manufacturing sites across the world, Lush sold over 40.5 million last year.

A beauty company with a campaigning heart, Lush is on a mission to create a product for every need and a cosmetic revolution to save the planet. The ultimate goal is to leave the world Lusher than we found it. Lush operates a strict policy against animal testing and leads the cosmetics industry in combating over-packaging by developing products that can be sold ‘naked’ to the consumer. Lush Digital champions ethical hardware, ethical data, ethical design and open-source technologies and we support and elevate communities who feel the same.

Today, Lush operates in 48 countries with over 886 shops, 38 websites shipping worldwide and a global network of native apps, broadcasting channels and digital communities in over 30 languages.

Lush Aberdeen: Unit GS3, 18 Ground Level Mall, Union Square, AB11 5PN

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