2008 Archive

 

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue…
Peacocks Valentine’s presents for you!


Love is certainly in the air at the UK’s hottest value fashion retailer this year, as Peacocks presents its prettiest lingerie for Valentine’s Day this year. Ruffles and frills adding an air of romance and soft femininity to bras and basques and sheer fabrics and lace giving a luxury feel to the collection.

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VALENTINE’S DAY BEAUTY
everything needed for 14th February, from soft skin to kissable lips


If any company should know a thing or two about the art of seduction it’s Playboy Beauty. For a fresh kiss the Playboy Kissing Gloss offers a mint infused clear gloss to give lips a fabulous high shine with a refreshing tingling mint sensation (£11.95). Add a centrefold worthy flutter with Mile High Mascara (£10.50) and slick on a bunny-esque sexy flick with the Pick Up Liner (£10.50).

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Lovers Unite for Valentine’s Marmite


It’s a case of opposites attract this Valentine’s Day, as Marmite and Champagne have been brought together to create the ultimate limited edition Valentine’s gift; ‘Lovers’ Marmite’. Launching at Selfridges on 7th January, 2008, ‘Lovers’ Marmite’ blends the famously unique taste of the nation’s most loved and hated spread with a hint of Champagne to create an unforgettable taste sensation for your loved one (see notes to Editor for tasting notes).

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COLOUR FOR THE HAIR… DOWN THERE
- Superdrug introduces Betty -

This February Superdrug.com launches Betty – colour for the hair down there. The hair dye has been specially formulated for the more delicate areas and comes in two shades, LOVE Betty a fiery red and FUN Betty a hot pink. Each pack includes heart shaped templates for additional styling inspiration.

Available from www.superdrug.com Betty is available from the beginning of February (perfect for Valentine’s Day) at £14.99.

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Less Is More This Summer!


This year swimwear is taking a new direction, as designers move away from traditional bikinis to bring us a modern take on the simple one-piece with the introduction of sexy cut-outs.

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Baked With Love This Valentine’s Day


We know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and as sales of baking products at Lakeland continue to rise it seems Britain’s sweethearts are planning to shun expensive restaurants and shop-bought desserts this year in favour of home cooked treats to say ‘I Love You’.

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Brighten Up Mum’s Special Day

Shoppers may be struggling to choose between the arrays of flowers, chocolates and pampering products on offer for Mother’s Day this year. Why not treat her to something that’s on trend for the new fashion season, and that she’ll be able to enjoy over and over again instead?

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PEACOCKS ARE STEPS AHEAD THIS SEASON


Updating your winter look just got that little bit easier with the launch of Peacocks spring shoe collection. The fantastic new range includes patent wedges in black, white and silver, high shine mini wedges in sunshine yellow and grass green, gold gladiator sandals with oversized jewel detailing and brown brogue shoe boots.

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SUPERDRUG STOCKS UP ON BOYZILIAN BASICS
Brit men waxing to get Beckham boy bare look

This spring sales of Superdrug’s home waxing kits have rocketed as male customers snap up the retailer’s female hair removal kits to ape the David Beckham boy bikini bare look. The retailer estimates that up to 20 per cent of its home waxing kits are currently being bought by men, or by women for their boyfriends and husbands.

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This is What Women Really Want!
Fashion that's in good shape

UK women have been voting with their purses and showing that size does matter as Bonmarché has revealed soaring profits. Accounts filed at Companies House last week showed that in the year to 31 March 2007 total sales rose 10 per cent and its earnings more than doubled year on year.

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Clueless In The Kitchen?
Lakeland is here to help


Did you know that over 100 million more eggs were sold last year than in 2006? As more people are buying eggs, so more products appear on the market to prepare and cook them.

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A GIFT TO REMEMBER:
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE THIS MOTHER'S DAY, WITH UNICEF INSPIRED GIFTS AT SELFRIDGES

Blankets for 10 babies - £20, as part of UNICEF’s new range of twelve gift boxed Inspired Gifts, available from Selfridges

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SUPERDRUG COMMITS TO ADDING 1,000
APPRENTICESHIP STARTS
as research by Learning And Skills Council
shows the benefits of apprenticeship
programmes

In recognition of Apprenticeships Week and as research is released by the Learning and Skills Council today showing that apprenticeships improve business performance, Superdrug announces its plans to commit to 1,000 apprenticeship starts in 2008-09.

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The five stone egg hits Selfridges

The five stone egg by L’Artisan du Chocolat, £499, exclusively at Selfridges

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More Than Eggs This Easter

With Easter only weeks away now, shoppers have an eggs-tensive range of chocolate in all shapes and sizes to choose from. But if you’re not a chocoholic or you simply fancy something a little different look no further than Lakeland, the home of creative kitchenware. Why not try a traditional cake instead of chocolate for your holiday treat? Or perhaps you’ll decide to show off your skills and bake your own with one of the growing range of specialist cake tins available in stores and online?

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Holly Boosts Basque Sales

The press have given much attention to the ample assets of Dancing on Ice hostess Holly Willoughby. She’s been showing off her curvaceous figure wearing a range of revealing dresses since the series began and as Holly’s necklines have plunged, Peacocks has seen sales of its Basques soar 87% compared to last year.

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Treat Your Feet This Summer

Shoe-aholics listen up; designer shoes are about to hit your High Street as Bonmarché showcases the first shoe collection by couturier David Emanuel. These satin sling backs will bring million dollar glamour to any outfit for just £28 or go for gold with these wedges for £25. Following two successful clothing collections, now the designer is introducing four footwear styles as the UK’s leading value store for real women increases its selection of shoes for 2008.

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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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RETURN OF THE PERM
- sales rocket of home perm kits as beauty of the 1980s returns -

The 1980s is back as sales of essential eighties beauty products have rocketed since VOGUE magazine heralded their return in its issue published earlier this month (March cover date).

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ALISTAIR’S A FASHION DARLING
- Alistair Darling’s dark brows a dead ringer for fashion darling Agyness Deyn -

As The Chancellor sits back and reflects on the response to his first Budget, the beauty experts at Superdrug are celebrating his High Brow Beauty. Agyness Deyn has recently taken Kate Moss’s crown as the fashion world’s number one style setter and Alistair Darling is bang on trend with his silver crop and strong dark eyebrows.

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FINDS FOR FATHER’S DAY
- 15TH JUNE 2008 -

Whether he’s a take-it-easy or on-the-go Dad, a jet setter or rugged outdoor enthusiast, a metrosexual man or a traditionalist, Crabtree & Evelyn has the perfect gift to make him feel extra special this Father’s Day.

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The Gwyneth Effect
Selfridges Shoe Floor sees an increase in sales of skyscraper heels


Selfridges shoe department is experiencing a big increase in sales of vertiginous heels following the striking pictures of Gwyneth Paltrow strutting down the red carpet wearing the highest of heels in the past few weeks. Gwyneth’s new look has seen her teetering round in an array of show stopping shoes with gravity defying heels resulting in a real surge in customer interest.

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SUPERDRUG GIVES CUSTOMERS £1.5m SUMMER SUN CARE BOOST
Don’t get burnt by high factor sun care prices

 

Tomorrow (14th May 2008), sees the start of Superdrug’s plan to transform the British sun care market. As part of the Stunning For Summer campaign a £1.5m investment into sun care pricing sees a new flat pricing policy across SPF levels, and a summer long BOGOF (buy one get one free) promotion.

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ABSOLUT VODKA CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF RAINBOW FLAG WITH LIMITED EDITION ABSOLUT COLOURS


ABSOLUT VODKA is widely recognised as one of the first consumer brands to embrace the lesbian and gay rights movements. Its adverts have appeared in LGBT media since 1981, and the company has long sponsored major gay events around the world. In Summer 2008, as the rainbow flag, the overarching symbol of the LGBT movement, turns 30, ABSOLUT joins the celebrations with their exciting new global initiative: ABSOLUT COLOURS.

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MAHIKI LAUNCHES MAHIKI RUM AT SELFRIDGES


Mahiki White & Gold Rum, £27.99 and £29.99, exclusively at Selfridges

Mahiki, the world famous Mayfair club, celebrity favourite and home to the ‘pieces of eight’ treasure chest cocktail, is set to launch its own range of premium rums available exclusively at Selfridges from 16 June, 2008.

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Make Merry with the return of Selfridges Toy Shop

New for Christmas 2008, Selfridges, the UK’s leading department store is celebrating the return of its Toy Shop and offering a unique selection of toys from luxurious and traditional to the latest modern favourites.

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MAN; LOOK WHO IS WEARING MAKE-UP
- Superdrug launches the first high street male cosmetics -

Metrosexual male grooming is nothing new as ‘real’ men across the country cleanse and moisturise on a daily basis, but as Superdrug launches the first UK make-up range for men, is the British male ready for guy-liner?

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World’s smallest book in Selfridges’ concept store . . .
Get your tweezers at hand !!

The smallest book in the World goes on sale this weekend at the Concept Store within Selfridges’ Wonder Room.

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PRINCESS EUGENIE GETS THE LASHED LOOK
- Superdrug celebrates a right royal trend -

As Princess Eugenie steps out with pretty perfect pink false lashes Superdrug announces its plan for the country to get lashed this winter. During the party season Superdrug sells a pair of false lashes a minute, and this year expects to sell more than ever before as British women rush to add a little Hollywood drama to their look.

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DETOX TIPS FROM AROMATHERAPY DISTILLATIONS

Mid winter detoxing has just become a little easier with the launch of Crabtree & Evelyn’s new AROMATHERAPY DISTILLATIONS collection which includes a complete range of products designed to detox and purify the body and soul. The collection combines the benefits of essential oils with natural ingredients gathered from around the world to create a holistic approach caring for both the senses and the skin.

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SALES OF LUXURY CHOCOLATE ARE BREAKING ALL RECORDS AT SELFRIDGES AS PEOPLE INDULGE IN THE ULTIMATE FEEL GOOD FOOD

Is it the darker evenings? Is it the chill of the north wind? Maybe it’s the diet of bad news we are being force-fed daily. Whatever it is, sales of luxury chocolate are breaking all records across Selfridges’ stores.

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Beauty Electrical Collection at Superdrug

This October Superdrug welcomes Katie Price’s latest collection – her new electrical haircare range consisting of a powerful hairdryer, effective curling tongs, and straighteners.

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Get Organised For Christmas

Seeming to come round earlier every year, the festive season is almost upon us and now is the time to start sprucing up your home ready for Christmas. You can avoid the last-minute panic by keeping on top of things as you go along and Lakeland is here to help with a handy countdown to the big day. Just follow this week by week guide and you’ll be able to welcome friends and family with mulled wine and a smile rather than still cleaning with a frazzled face.

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Selfridges set to de-stress City gents with opening of men-only grooming salon

Rise of male grooming. . .

Selfridges is set to further tap into the growing £700 million male grooming market with the exclusive launch of Gentlemen's Tonic; a men only salon/spa environment opening in November 2008.

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PEACOCKS STRUTS ITS STUFF IN DIFFICULT TIMES


In the face of an economic down turn Peacocks, the UK’s hottest fashion retailer is proud to announce it is defying the credit crunch with rising sales and profit.

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KITCHEN TABLE – THE HEART OF THE HOME

As a nation we have fallen head over heels in love with real food again, and against this backdrop 2009 looks set to be the year when we celebrate food worth waiting for. We are rediscovering the pleasure to be gained from proper home-cooked meals, prepared from scratch with good-quality ingredients.

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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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SANTA BABY COMES TO TOWN THIS CHRISTMAS

It looks like Peacocks customers are going to be treating their partners to an extra special Christmas this year! Over the past six weeks Peacocks has noticed that sales for sexy lingerie sets are up 22 per cent on last year.

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ON YOUR MARKS…
UP TO 75% OFF ACROSS THE STORE
Selfridges is the only place to be this Boxing Day

Selfridges is proud to announce discounts of up to 75% in store, starting at 9am, 26th December 2008.

Selfridges has established itself as the number one fashion and lifestyle destination for bargain hunters and international visitors on the first day of its legendary Winter Sale.

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