Space NK opened its first boutique in Covent Garden over 20 years ago, it originally sold designer clothing, accessories and beauty products and even had a juice bar, over time however it became more focused on an offering of carefully curated, quality skincare, makeup and general wellness products. To date Space NK has 63 stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
I got a tour of the brand new store on Davygate today, and got a chance to speak to the very friendly and knowledgeable PR team about the general ethos of Space NK and the many amazing brands they have on offer. If you've been to a Space NK anywhere in the UK before you'll know that they all have a very familiar feel, very serene, bright and premium, but incredibly appealing and welcoming at the same time; this latest boutique is no different.
Perhaps one of the best things about having a Space NK open in York is the sheer number of makeup and skincare ranges on offer. You can, of course find some of them in the city's department stores, but many of brands are completely exclusive. For makeup, I was particularly pleased to find Chantecaille, Becca, By Terry, Nudestix and Kevyn Aucoin, to name just a few. The abundance of skincare was fantastic too and I can't wait to get my hands on some lotions and potions from names such as Ren, Oskia, Nude, Radical Skincare, Sunday Riley and Sarah Chapman. What's also great, is that each of the members of staff is fully trained on each brand and can help you choose the best products for your needs.
I must have spent a good hour in the store, getting to know everything, speaking with the PR team and staff and generally playing with lots of products. It was kind of sad when I had to be on my way but I didn't leave empty handed, in fact I left with a fabulous bag of treats to try out from Oribe, Ren, Eve Lom, Aromatherapy Associates, Diptyque and Smith & Cult. You can see exactly what I got pictured below, and you can bet you'll see reviews of these products appearing on my blog in the very near future.
The only minor negative about a having a Space NK apothecary in York? Why, the effect on my bank balance of course. I wonder if I should just set up a standing order to them now in exchange for regular product deliveries and be done with it?
Join me, find your nearest Space NK and spend all of your money too! Until next time...