Lush Cosmetics on Robson Street will be closing down later this week to commence a three-month-long rebuild and expansion of the store that will double its size.
The Vancouver-based cosmetics retailer is taking over the adjacent vacant space, on the south side of the 1000 block of Robson Street, that was formerly occupied by Danier Leather until last spring.
When reopened, the new store will occupy a footprint of 2,600 square feet, which is more than three times the average size of a Lush store. Elsewhere in Canada, new similarly sized stores are also planned for West Edmonton Mall and Calgary’s CF Chinook Centre.
According to a release, the new Lush store on Robson Street will take inspiration from the company’s iconic 10,000-square-foot location on Oxford Street in London. Furnishings for the new store include pieces of one-of-a-kind, salvaged and reclaimed furniture and lighting in an effort to reduce waste and Lush’s environmental footprint.
The new store will also feature: Canada’s first hair carestyling bar, allowing shoppers to try the styling products; a 42-inch round concrete demonstration sink that mimics Lush’s bath experience; and multiple consultation stations for enhanced one-to-one experiences with staff.
“We are very excited about our new large format location on Robson Street,” said Elisa Torres, Lush’s Director of Retail, in a statement. “Bigger shops, thoughtfully designed with the customer experience in mind, provide more space to demonstrate our ethics, playfully interact with our customers, and present our new and ever growing product range.”
The Robson Street location will close on January 12 and reopen sometime in April 2017.