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House of Fraser launches exclusive new online beauty concept


House of Fraser, the premium department store, launches Apothecary online. Apothecary is an exclusive new retail concept. The Apothecary, a cutting edge beauty emporium, is a place where customers can discover new brands, with the opportunity to understand and experience the product in a relaxed environment. It is a beauty destination which will offer solutions to real-life problems, through a mix of contemporary, classic, niche and global brands, across cult and everyday products.

Apothecary seeks to meet the needs of the modern woman. From niche skincare, luxurious bath and body products to hair care and nails, everything is covered, even products for men. Combining existing brands such as Molton Brown, Laura Mercier and Xen Tan, with exclusive new brands Electric Body, Filorga, Ceveria Terenzi and Deborah Lippmann, there is something to meet every beauty need. House of Fraser has also introduced its own Apothecary Collection which has been specifically designed to complement the concept.

The buying team at House of Fraser have worked with renowned fourth generation perfumer, Francois Robert to produce a selection of indulgent products that embody the essence of the Apothecary. Francois Robert has created a blend of exclusively selected fragrances including bergamot and lemon combined with the fresh, clean floral scents of Hyacinth and Fresia to lightly perfume skin or the home.

The range contains a body collection, hand collection, travel collection and a candle collection. Tracy Van Heusden, senior beauty buyer for House of Fraser said: "House of Fraser has such a great brand heritage and we wanted to draw on this to create a welcoming environment for our customers. We wanted to create a ’launch pad’ area for brands and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. We aim to bring newness to our customer every season and we are already working on expanding our Apothecary Collection for 2011.’

Apothecary has now launched online and the products are available at, along with other luxury beauty brands, including Clinique and Laura Mercier and Kiehls.

About House of Fraser:
House of Fraser is a department store group with 61 enviable locations across the UK and Ireland and a fully transactional website. As one of the best known names on the high street, House of Fraser has presented customers with an unrivalled nationwide department store for more than 160 years. The company was acquired by the Highland consortium in November 2006 marking the beginning an exciting new chapter in its history. The group has annual sales in excess of £1.25bn and employs 6,500 House of Fraser staff and 10,000 concession staff through 5 million sq ft of selling space. launched in 2007 and currently boasts over 850 brands and 125,000 individual products.

House of Fraser media contact:
Amy Jayne Rountree
Social Media and Online PR manager
House of Fraser
27 Baker Street
+44 (0) 207 003 4096


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