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Carrie Nov 14th, 2002 07:29 AM

Lush Bath Stores
I will be visiting London the early part of next year. We plan on stocking up on Lush bath products to bring home for family and friends. I've been researching their locations, and from visiting their website I have learned that there are several locations all throughout London. Is there a specific store that we should visit? Do they have a main store that is bigger with a better selection? Thanks in advance.

Lori Nov 14th, 2002 08:03 AM

The store in Covent Garden seemed to have a lot of stuff but I could not stand the smell (scents)of it all due to allergies and had to get out of their fairly quickly!It was also very crowded, probably due to the Covent Garden location which is a magnet for crowds.

JOdy Nov 14th, 2002 08:04 AM

I don't know if it's the main store but the one in Covent Garden is 2 floors of wonderful delights!

kate Nov 14th, 2002 08:09 AM

All the stores smell alike. If you have allergies, don't go inside! <BR>I, personally, love the smell of a Lush store.

Teresa Nov 14th, 2002 08:35 AM

My favorite is in Carnaby Street, beyond Regent Street. I'ts more airy and spacious. You also have a good one in Kings Road.

Carrie Nov 14th, 2002 08:40 AM

Thanks everyone!

Mel Nov 14th, 2002 09:13 AM

Lush, oh, Lush! I THOUGHT I stocked up two weeks ago at the Covent Garden store, but I'm already in need of more Butter Ball Bath Bombs!<BR><BR>

Joseph Pullen Nov 14th, 2002 09:20 AM

I believe they also have a web site from which you can order.

Patti Nov 14th, 2002 09:41 AM

And for those last minute purchases, there's a store in Victoria Station and one at Heathrow!<BR><BR>Patti

vicotr Nov 14th, 2002 09:56 AM

Any truth to today's story that Ivory has bought out Lush and plans to rebrand it as LUST? The buzz is it floats.

Betsy Nov 14th, 2002 11:08 AM

A bit off topic, but possibly of interest. I understand that Lush is opening their first store in the US in San Francisco. Haven't been able to find the date, but when I do, I'll post it here. Maybe it'll be possible to mail order in US.

Carrie Nov 14th, 2002 11:16 AM

The store opening in San Francisco sounds familiar. Maybe that info is on their website?

xxx Nov 14th, 2002 11:26 AM

You can already mail order lush in the us from their canadian web site. And it's a bit cheaper than you would pay buying it in London. The canadian - us dollar exchange rate remains fairly favorable. I recently placed a large order of bath bombs, shampoo, and other goodies, and even with shipping it only came to $40.

kate Nov 14th, 2002 11:58 AM

The price works out to be about the same in Canada as in the UK. And the cost of shipping is ridiculous. I love Lush, but when I paid $12-for 3 bars of soap and was charged $13-for the shipping, I have to rely on trips to Montreal or London.

just Nov 14th, 2002 12:57 PM

I thought Lush wasn't in the U.S. since the FDA wouldn't approve the products.<BR><BR>It's not going to be quite the treat if the products are available here. It will become just like every other Body Shop and Bath &amp; Body Works - nothing special anymore to look forward to on foreign travels.

x Nov 14th, 2002 01:20 PM

like going to Paris and seeing a Gap or Banana Republic. The world is becoming one big mall.

xx Nov 14th, 2002 01:30 PM

I have to agree that it's kind of sad to have the same old stuff no matter where you go in the world.<BR><BR>Pretty soon there won't be anything that we'll have to look forward to buying on our travels.

francesca Nov 14th, 2002 02:06 PM

I also hate the mall-ing of our shopping streets here (in Paris). And so many French stores are now all over the US (Occitane, for example). One thing about Lush: I have found that the soaps lose their scents rather quickly, so if you stock up you might find yourself with some bland soap a few months later.

Lina Nov 14th, 2002 02:15 PM

This was on the Australian Lush web site (<BR> A note to potential US partners: We intend to start our operation in the USA in approximately 18 months time; we have already had over 2500 proposals from potential partners wanting to run the US operation but we haven't found the right one yet. If you think your metaphorical foot would fit our glass slipper, you know where we are.<BR><BR><BR>

kav Nov 15th, 2002 09:49 AM

Mel<BR>I did tell you to get more of those Butterballs - you'll just have to come back to London soon to get some more!<BR>:)<BR><BR>Re the soap - I have also found it loses it's smell when stored for a few months but when you start using it the smell seems to be there again - perhaps the outside sort of seals itself or loses scent but once that layer is used the smell returns?<BR><BR>Generally the products are best used within a couple of months though as they don't store as well as products with more preservative chemicals in them.<BR><BR>Kavey

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