Cups are away as a new beauty shop comes to stay

The Silk and Sand shop in the Market Square in Alnwick
The Silk and Sand shop in the Market Square in Alnwick

A beauty and personal-care business is to take over ownership of a shop that has been home to Alnwick’s only lingerie shop for more than 13 years.

Silk and Sand lingerie shop in the Market Place is on the move to Rothbury as a spa beauty and personal care shop is to open in the building.

Leonie Airlie has been working out of a section of the shop for a few months now, but is looking forward to opening her own shop in the centre of town.

She is now making plans to open her new business, The Powder Room Spa and Beauty, at the beginning of next month.

Leonie took to the new business’s Facebook page to say she was proud to announce the opening.

“The Powder Room Spa and Beauty will be officially the new occupier of 1c Market Place, Alnwick,” the post read.

The post also said: “This means watch this space. Exciting times ahead, including a total refurbishment of the shop to include a deluxe treatment room with the ultimate award-winning Eve Taylor London skincare range, along with an extended array of new treatments available.”

Leonie told the Gazette that her business will continue to stay open next week as Silk and Sand ceases to trade.

Silk and Sand is the only shop in Alnwick which has a bra-fitting service and will reopen in a new premises in Rothbury.

Leonie said: “From the 18th, there will be work being done, but I will still be trading to my regular clients in and around the refurb.”

The shop will see major refurbishments to the store which has occupied a prime location in Alnwick since 2001.

More information on the shop can be found on Facebookby searching for The Powder Room Spa & Beauty.