2007 Archive

 

New Year, New Home, New You!


Even with the best intentions, it can be hard to stick to your new year’s resolutions once the festivities are finished and the January blues set in. There are plenty of things you might decide to change in the New Year, the best resolutions are attainable challenges and here are some resolutions from Lakeland’s Head office in Windermere and the team’s advice on how to stick to them well into 2008

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KEIRA KNIGHTLY COLLECTS BEAUTY ICON 2007 CROWN
Superdrug research reveals the beauty icons of 2007

Superdrug has conducted independent research to discover the Beauty Icons of the year. These are the women that have launched the sales of a thousand sticks of lipstick, and the research proves that British beauty rules with a home grown top ten.

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KATIE PRICE BACK ON TOP
- The celebrity fragrance battle sees Katie Price on the fragrance top spot -

Katie Price (Jordan) is back on top at the number one slot on Superdrug’s celebrity fragrance sales chart. Britney Spears had toppled Katie Price from her position at the head of the sales chart in November, but Katie is now firmly back at the top of the league.

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Spice Up Your Wardrobe

As the most famous girls in pop kick off their comeback world tour, Wannabes in the UK should head to Peacocks to get their favourite Spice-style. Since they burst onto the music scene in the early nineties fashion fans could each identify their individual style with one of the band, and now although Roberto Cavalli has created their look for the noughties, Peacocks shoppers can get the look for a fraction of the cost.

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THE TOY IS NOT ENOUGH!
Selfridges’ grotto reveals the secret of what kids are really asking Santa for this Christmas
Selfridges’ grotto, Oxford Street, London

As the adult world’s festive shopping lists rise to a new level of uber luxury, Selfridges’ Oxford Street grotto reveals, in contrast, many children are ditching posh toys and expensive gadgets in favour of a more fantasy inspired gift list this Christmas.

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Britain built on tea says new study

• British builders drink over three million cups of tea a day
• It took approximately six million cups of tea to help build the new St Pancras International station

Modern Britain is built on bricks, mortar and tea – that's the verdict of a new study released today which reveals that thirsty builders have drunk their way through approximately six million cups of tea during the build of the recently opened St Pancras International station.

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A STRIKING POSTAGE DEAL AT SUPERDRUG
- Superdrug cuts the price of postage this Christmas

This Christmas sending festive greetings has just become better value as Superdrug will offer postage stamps at a five per cent discount. That’s right, from Wednesday, 21st November Superdrug is offering first class stamps at a reduced rate. The reduction means a book of 12 first class stamps will be available for £3.87, a reduction of 21p on the Royal Mail price.

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Selfridges launches the UK’s first 100% charity Christmas card
Selfridges’ 100% charity Christmas card £6.50 (pack of 10)

Selfridges, in partnership with card publisher Almanac, is proud to launch Britain’s first 100% charity Christmas card.

The card, featuring an endearing image of a panda rolling in the snow, will launch at Selfridges’ stores in London, Birmingham and Manchester on Monday 19th November. Designed by Almanac, it will retail for £6.50 (for a pack of 10), with the whole retail price being donated to The Make A Wish Foundation, Selfridges’ nominated Christmas charity for 2008.

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR…AT LAKELAND

 

Get romantic in the kitchen this Valentine's Day with Lakeland’s love inspired Mason and Cash Hearts and Stripy collection. This traditional range of kitchenware is sure to put you in the mood to create a passionate pudding for the love of your life. See editor’s notes for prices and ref’s.

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SHOPPERS GO WILD FOR STYLES IN STORE
- Peacocks’ 500th store unleashes Gateshead’s animal instincts

The UK’s hottest retailer Peacocks opened its 500th store this morning to crowd of 200 waiting shoppers hoping to be the first ones through the doors to receive a free £50 voucher. Shoppers snapped up the latest animal print looks with a chiffon leopard print blouse and faux fur leopard jacket both flying off the shelves. A special Peacocks gold discount card was on offer for the 500th customer at the store, and Elouise Leonard from Newcastle was the lucky winner in more ways than one;

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WHO WANTS TO BE FAMOUS? - New cosmetics brand at Superdrug FAMOUS by Sue Moxley

Superdrug is delighted to launch FAMOUS an exclusive new cosmetics collection designed by celebrity make-up artist Sue Moxley.

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Selfridges presents the ultimate Christmas service.

This Christmas, Selfridges thought long and hard about how they can make this year’s festive shopping better than ever, creating a list of services to ensure customers are served with efficiency and ease in the run up to Christmas.

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Peacocks’ Christmas collection takes value fashion to its highest level

Inspired by this season’s hottest catwalk trends, Peacocks is offering customers the chance to spree instead of spend and still be dressed in all the must-have trends this Christmas which include a military move on, heroin chic, rebel, black on black and bejeweled.

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FOR FABULOUSLY FIENDISH FUN
Look no further than Lakeland

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble…home-made creepy cookies will be just the thing for your Halloween party table.

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KELLY BROOK LAUNCHES
BRITAIN’S HOTTEST NEW FRAGRANCE
Kelly Brook, the stunning British model, actress and star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing launched her eponymous fragrance on London’s Oxford Street.

Kelly arrived at Superdrug in a vintage Cadillac to see her fragrance added to the fragrance aisles at the exclusive stockist.

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SUPERDRUG GIVES THE HIGH STREET A BOTOX INJECTION
New in-store treatments launched on the high street

This week sees the launch of Botox and beauty treatments on the high street with the opening of two Superdrug cosmetic treatment clinics in conjunction with Transform Cosmetic Surgery.

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WELCOME TO THE WONDER ROOM
Selfridges creates the Wonder Room

Selfridges is creating London’s ultimate jewellery, watches and luxury gift destination with the development of The Wonder Room on the ground floor of its Oxford Street store. This is the biggest in-store project the retailer has ever undertaken.

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SUPERDRUG "SMELL LIKE A CELEB" DAY
FOUR OF THE YEAR'S BIGGEST LAUNCHES ON ONE DAY

Wednesday, 29th August sees the launch of four of the year's biggest fragrance launches on one day. Brand Beckham launches two new fragrances for him and her, Gwen Stefani launches her first fragrance, as does Britain's favourite supermodel Kate Moss.

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THE FUTURE OF CLEANING IS HERE!

Technology boffins have a seemingly endless stream of inventions to make our lives easier, from computers that were the size of a room now reduced to a compact iBook, and entire CD collections able to fit in your pocket with the iPod, make way for a revolution in cleaning as Lakeland presents the iRobot.

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Buff your Body Beautiful with Baylis & Harding Launching Autumn/Winter 2007 Collection

 

Baylis & Harding are launching their fantastic Autumn/Winter 2007 collection with a diverse range that is sure to stimulate your senses! The Black & Cream collection boasts an array of body pampering products perfect for relaxing in the bath, from bath & shower gel to body cream infused with cassis, fig and orange blossom. Prices start from just £2.99.

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SUPERDRUG SMILES AT THE DENTAL MARKET
Drop in dental services on the high street


Superdrug has announced its entry into the dental market with in-store teeth whitening, breath freshening and hygienist treatments costing from £35 to £350.

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DAVID EMANUEL LAUNCHES FIRST EVER HIGH STREET COLLECTION AT BONMARCHÉ

Bonmarché is pleased to announce that David Emanuel’s collection will be launching in stores this September. The new statement collection includes smart day and glamorous evening wear, concentrating on intricate detailing and jewelled embellishments, with clothes available in sizes 10-20 and all at competitive prices for a premium collection.

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SUPERDRUG MAKES AW2007 MORE BEAUTIFUL
Three new exclusive cosmetics brands and 100’s new gifts

Today (Thursday, 26th July) Superdrug launches its biggest ever autumn winter beauty collection with three new exclusive brands and hundreds of new gift lines. This year Superdrug announced a £46m investment into a beauty face-lift ensuring it remains number one on the high street for beauty, cosmetics and fragrance.

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"A BEJEWELLED CHRISTMAS” BY SELFRIDGES

Today, Selfridges, the world’s most innovative department store releases its Bejewelled Christmas offer.

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Mum-to-be Emma Bunton launches Mamas & Papas Autumn/Winter 07 fashion collection

Mamas & Papas, the designer retail nursery brand, is set to launch their biggest portfolio of maternity fashion for autumn/winter 2007. The new Mamas & Papas collection is modelled by glamorous mum-to-be Emma Bunton, who was delighted to model the range.

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Peacocks Loves Cardiff

Peacocks, the UK’s hottest value fashion retailer, is increasing its fashion credentials today, and proving it is a major contender on the high street as it opens its latest ‘store of the future’ in Cardiff. With its head office on Tyndall Street, Peacocks considers Cardiff to be its home, and that’s why they have chosen the city as the place to launch one of its next generation stores. The retailer already employs over 1000 colleagues from in and around the city, and the new store will create 40 new jobs as well as bringing Peacocks’ best ever summer high fashion ranges for women, men and children.

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IT’S IN THE BAG, AS TYCOON VISITS LAKELAND

The search is on for Britain’s next Tycoon, and one of the competitors of the show, Justin Chieffo, has paid a visit to Lakeland, home of creative kitchenware to pitch his idea. Currently based at Tycoon Towers in London, Justin headed north to the Lake District to sell his innovative Eco-Bag to the shrewd buyers at Lakeland.

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THE LATEST CELEBRITY MUST-HAVE BAG…
Celebs are loving designer bags without designer price tags at Superdrug

Superdrug’s latest charity fundraising collection for The Prince’s Trust is becoming the must-have bag this summer. Sharon Osbourne, KellyOsbourne, Zoe Ball and Mischa Barton are just four of the bag’s fans.

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Game, Set and Match for Summer Food

With Wimbledon just around the corner, sports fans will be looking forward to a fortnight of action on Centre Court from the likes of Tim Henman and Andy Murray, and traditionally some rain and a song from Sir Cliff. If tennis isn’t for you, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the other Wimbledon traditions with a posh picnic, some strawberries and cream, ice cold lemonade, or even a drop of Pimm’s while the players compete in the championship.

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SUPERDRUG LAUNCHES A NEW WAVE OF CHARITY WRISTBANDS
Introducing the hottest way to stay cool in the sun!

It’s official: The charity wristband is back! Hollywood’s hottest starlet is sporting the must have accessory of the summer.

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CHRISTMAS ARRIVES 225 DAYS EARLY AT SELFRIDGES!

The country’s first daffodils appeared in February, blossoms bloomed in March, we had a heat wave in April and Selfridges’ Christmas product is about to hit stores in May!

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SUPERDRUG TAKES MOLE CLINIC TRIAL NATIONWIDE
The launch of the first UK-wide diagnostic centres for skin cancer in Superdrug stores

Superdrug today announces plans to launch Mole Clinics in stores across Great Britain this summer. This is the first time mole checks using the latest technology will be available nationwide on the high street. Customers can find their nearest store and book by calling the call centre on 0845 789 111.

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SUPERDRUG LAUNCHES THE NEW PRINCE’S TRUST COLLECTION

Introducing the follow-up design to the phenomenally successful Superdrug Prince’s Trust Charity It bag

Today, Tuesday 8th May 2007, Superdrug launches its latest charity fundraising collection for The Prince’s Trust. Zoe Ball, TV presenter and Prince’s Trust ambassador launched the collection at Superdrug’s store on Kensington High Street, London.

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Peacocks Votes Manchester Most Fashionable in UK - unique new concept store to open in Arndale Centre

From tiny boutiques to huge department stores, Manchester is a Mecca for shoppers, and Peacocks is pleased to announce the opening of its first unique, new concept store in the Arndale Centre on Thursday 10th May. Peacocks recognises the city as one of the most fashion conscious in the UK, and that’s why they have chosen Manchester as the place to launch its ‘store of the future’ to bring its best ever summer high fashion ranges for women, men and children as well as 36 new jobs.

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It’s a MAN’s world at Selfridges this Summer!
4th May – 21st June 2007

The concept of mixing high-end pieces with high-street bargains is no longer an exclusively feminine affair. With a newly expanded menswear department, Selfridges is the first department store to offer men a choice of labels as diverse as Topman to Lanvin.

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Strange name…Amazing product meet the Remoska

The Remoska® - It’s got to be used to be believed, it cooks better than an oven and is positively miserly with electricity - your oven will hardly ever need to be switched on. Produces roast chicken pieces (crispy skin, flesh as soft as butter); succulent lamb chops with golden roasted potatoes; toad-in-the-hole and fish bake. For snacky moments, rustle up toasted sandwiches, baked potatoes, pizzas from frozen; even reheats ready meals in their foil dish. For those with a sweet tooth, also produces light, moist sponge cakes and delicious scones.

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MISCHA BARTON TO SUPPORT SKIN CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
SAFE AT SUPERDRUG WITH THE INSTITUTE OF CANCER RESEARCH

Today, Wednesday 18th March 2007, Superdrug the UK's most fashion conscious beauty and health retailer announces that British-born Hollywood actress Mischa Barton is to become the 2007 Face of SAFE (Skin Awareness For Everyone).

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FAST ‘FLYING OFF THE SHELVES’ FASHION AT PEACOCKS

For the savvy shopper who wants to enjoy the latest looks with out breaking the bank, Peacocks is the obvious choice this summer.

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David Emanuel has designs on Bonmarché

Bonmarché, the UK’s leading value fashion store for real women and part of the Peacock Group announces today (1 April 2007) a collaboration with leading couturier David Emanuel.

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To smell or not to smell, the CHOIX is yours!
The beauty industry takes a surreal turn as Selfridges’ launches the perfume with no smell

A £40 fragrance with no fragrance by artists Dadadandy will be sold exclusively in Selfridges from 31st March as part of the Oxford Street store's major project which explores the influence of Surrealism on contemporary art and design through a series of collaborations.

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Bella Bellissima exquisite fragrances…..
for women…for men….for life

Available exclusively from Selfridges, the unique collection blends exotic plants, rare spices, pure glacier water and soothing oils to create a nurturing and indulgent experience.

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SUPERDRUG SENDS GORDON 2,000 RED NOSES
To celebrate Comic Relief Superdrug delivers red noses to HM Treasury

To celebrate Comic Relief this morning (16th March) Superdrug has donated £2,000 and is delivered 2,000 red noses to The Chancellor in support of its ongoing campaign to see the VAT cut on children’s sun care.

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I Stripe Be So Lucky / Stripe Me Lucky

Stripes rule the style stakes this spring as petite pop star Kylie shows. Horizontal stripes in hues of navy, red and white bring sailor chic to the high street, and Bonmarché has styles starting from just £8. From chunky cardigans to crew neck jersey tops the UK’s leading value fashion retailer for real women is making waves with its nautical knits in stores across the country.

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GREEN IS THIS SEASON’S MUST-HAVE

Not the colour, but the cause, as ethical products become the most desirable items for fashionistas. Fair-trade products aren’t only for celebrities like Chris Martin and Gweneth Paltrow, as Peacocks launches its first ever organic range of cotton T-shirts and brings its own style of green fashion to the high street. The UK’s hottest value fashion retailer already sells over 100,000 T-shirts every week and from April this year will be doing its bit to help protect the environment when the new range lands in store.

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AT HOME WITH SELFRIDGES… WHAT’S NEW Introducing the ultimate in bath time luxury, cashmere towels

There are few universal truths in life, but one is that everyone, yes everyone, loves cashmere. The touch of cashmere against the skin is one of the real luxuries of life.

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Pants Are Getting Bigger At Bonmarché

From Bridget Jones, to Katie Holmes, to Sienna Miller, it seems ladies can’t get enough of big pants! Bonmarché, the UK’s leading value fashion store for real women, has recognised a growing demand for underwear that gives support and leaves a smoother silhouette under eveningwear; essential for those attending award nights!

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THESE CUPCAKES LOOK CUTE…
…BUT WATCH OUT LOVERS, THEY PACK A SECRET PUNCH

These little cute handmade cupcakes look all sweet and innocent, however this February Selfridges predicts these sweet little things will help all lovers rise to the Valentine’s occasion.

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Designer Style For All Domestic Goddesses

Fashion and function go hand in hand at Lakeland with this fabulous traditional cotton apron for only £11.99. An invisible coating that shrugs off splashes from the mixing bowl makes this a truly practical pinny, and a bloomin’ lovely way to cover up on baking day

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NEON ME, NEON YOU
Neon brights dazzle this season from the high street’s hottest value fashion retailer

Neon brights highlight the stunning colour palette from Peacocks this season with the most prominent collection to date, maintaining their position as the hottest value fashion retailer on the high street. Identifying all the key seasonal trends for 2007, Peacocks is the one-stop-shop for fashionistas in the know.

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SELFRIDGES TAKES A SURREAL
TURN THIS SPRING

From 16th March to 24th June, Selfridges will explore the influence of Surrealism on contemporary art and design with a series of collaborations in its Oxford Street store. Running in tandem with the Victoria and Albert museum’s exhibition, Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design (29th March to 22nd July), Selfridges’ commissions will demonstrate the powerful effect the movement continues to have on artists and designers today.

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SUPERDRUG SENDS GORDON BROWN A VAT-ALINE Mission SPF25 (Sun Protection Farce) sees 25 Gordon Brown figures sent across the country to ask for Sun Tax action

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Ready to Wear at Bonmarché

From the catwalk to the high street for real women

Make the most of your wardrobe this season with Bonmarché, the UK’s leading value fashion store for real women, as they have created a spring collection inspired by catwalk trends yet ultimately wearable. From cropped jackets to floral print dresses and nautical knits to clean cut suiting, there is fashion to suit every shape with sizes from 12 to 24 at great value prices.

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IT'S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER
- Superdrug launches SS07 beauty collection, with £20m investment in new ranges -

This Thursday (1st February) Superdrug launches its largest ever summer beauty collection. With an eye firmly on the exploding high street beauty market the new season sees new collaborations with some of the country’s most fashionable brands to bring new exclusive diffusion lines.

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LAKELAND SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO A MAN’S HEART

Make food the language of love this Valentine’s Day, with Lakeland, the kitchenware and homeware specialists who have a range of passion-inspired ideas to help you say "I love you".

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SUPERDRUG ANNOUNCES IN BEAUTIFUL SHAPE FOR THE NEW YEAR – IF YOU COULD BOTTLE IT YOU WOULD

Superdrug, the UK’s most fashion led beauty and health retailer owned by the AS Watson Group, today (3 January 2007) announces it had its best Christmas ever with record days on 23 and 24 December. Fragrance sales were one of the big winners; in those two days customers bought over a quarter of a million bottles of fragrance from the high street home of celebrity fragrance with chart toppers including Kylie’s Darling and Victoria Beckham’s Intimately Her.

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DON'T JUST TAKE IT AS RED THIS VALENTINE'S DAY

It might be synonymous with passion, roses and hearts, but Valentine’s Day does not always have to be based around the colour red. Try something a little less obvious this year and schmooze your loved one with subtlety as Peacocks select the must–have Valentine’s presents.

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