Freckleface luxury home fragrance boutique opens in Shambles, York
A NEW store has opened on York’s most famous street.
Luxury home fragrance brand Freckleface has moved into 34 Shambles.
The company was founded in 2017 by Tara Carlile-Swift and her son Noah to teach Noah what it takes to run a business. They started making melted wax and candles on their kitchen counter to give to friends and family as gifts and sell them at local events.
The company quickly grew as Freckleface’s values are shared by many consumers.
The Shambles store is the fourth dedicated Freckleface retail store, with the brand having opened our first store in July 2020, in Stamford Lincolnshire – just 10 miles from where Freckleface began and where we opened our first workshop. where all Freckleface products are handmade.
Tara, co-founder and MD, said: “We had long had ambitions to open a boutique in York, so when this amazing opportunity became available at Shambles, we knew we had to have it.
“One of our first events for market traders was on Shambles Market, so this store feels like coming back to a second home.
“We are delighted to also have one of the famous York Cats in our building and we can’t wait to learn more about its history.
“Being part of such an iconic retail community was the next logical step for Freckleface as we continue to expand our offering across the UK. The neighbors have all been very welcoming and we look forward to meeting more neighbors and customers as we open the doors this week.”
Freckleface has become synonymous with luxury home fragrance, landing wholesale deals with independent stores and large retail garden centers.
The brand, which has also expanded into bath and body, is now available in more than 500 stores across the country.
Offering melted soy wax blends, a range of luxury candles, reed diffusers and essential oils as well as botanical bath bombs, the company offers a variety of ways to scent the home indoors, with fragrances inspired by nature.
The York store has already employed two people and is looking for at least one more person to join the team who will then also be supported by our Store Manager from our Leeds store.
The shop will be open 7 days a week as soon as it is full.
Shambles is probably the best known and most visited street in York.
It was historically a street of butchers. The name comes from the medieval word camel, which meant stand or bench, no doubt a reference to the famous shelves under the display cases, where the meat would have been served.