Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lush to Open its First Alabama Store at The Summit in Birmingham, AL; Additional new retailers include bevello, Soft Surroundings and American Threads

Libby Lassiter
BIRMINGHAM, AL — Bayer Properties announced that Lush, the international retailer of fresh handmade cosmetics, is opening its first Alabama location at The Summit. The 1,558-square-foot retail store is scheduled to open this May.

Lush offers luxurious and ethical skincare, haircare and bath ingredients in more than 900 stores in 51 countries. Lush’s newest store will replicate the sophisticated and fun environment of its flagship location in London.

 In addition to Lush, The Summit is welcoming several other tenants new to Alabama this year, including bevello, Soft Surroundings and American Threads.

“We are thrilled that Lush and these other fine retailers are joining The Summit,” said Libby Lassiter, executive vice president of leasing and retail development for Bayer Properties. 

“All of these brands share Bayer Properties' ongoing commitment to further enhancing our customers' experience while bringing exclusive, one-of-a-kind stores and experiences to Birmingham.”

Alyssa Gates
“The new store at The Summit signifies another milestone for Lush,” said Alyssa Gates, Lush cosmetics director of U.S. real estate. 

“We had numerous requests via our social media channels and call center to open a store in Alabama, and we are excited that we can now offer local Lush fans our unparalleled selection of Fresh Handmade Cosmetics.”

2015 marked Lush’s 20th anniversary of creating innovative cosmetics using fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as the finest essential oils and ingredients that are ethically and sustainably sourced. 

Never tested on animals, every single Lush product is vegetarian, and approximately 85 percent are vegan, 40 percent are preservative-free and 35 percent are unpackaged.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kristin Jones • The Wilbert Group
1720 Peachtree St., Suite 350 • Atlanta, Ga. 30309
M: 630-363-5747  

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