After extensive refurbishment, The Body Shop reopens in Coppergate, York

The Body Shop in Coppergate reopened its doors on Wednesday (17 May) after undergoing its own makeover.

New additions to the popular store include locally made ceramics, an activism station and an expanded product testing area.

The health and beauty favourite, which has been at the Coppergate Center since it opened in 1984, now promises to offer a ‘unique beauty experience where tasting is key’.

York Press: Manager Michelle Hollins at the newly renovated Body ShopManager Michelle Hollins at the newly renovated Body Shop

Store Manager Michelle Hollins said: “Our official reopening is this Saturday (20th May) when we will welcome guests from the York LGBTQ+ Forum to the store opening, but with the refurbishment coming ahead of schedule we are delighted.” to give York buyers an exclusive preview of the new layout, displays and tasting areas.

York Press: The Makeup RangeThe makeup range

One of the first exhibitions buyers will see is a series of ceramics by Kate Semple, the current Artist in Residence at York St John University.


The exhibition features pots decorated with organic motifs sourced from The Body Shop’s key natural product ingredients, including hemp, shea butter and tea tree oil.

York Press: Ceramics by Kate Semple in The Body ShopKate Semple ceramics in The Body Shop

At the back of the store, a special ‘activism’ exhibition will highlight current issues supported by staff and shoppers, with the inaugural exhibition ahead of next month’s York Pride focusing on LGBTQ+ issues.

“As employees, it’s very important to us that this store is a safe place for people to be themselves — whether that’s by helping out with skincare products or trying out different types and colors of makeup,” added Michelle .

The Body Shop is open daily on Coppergate Walk in the Coppergate Centre. After extensive refurbishment, The Body Shop reopens in Coppergate, York

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