New cosmetic beauty shop opens in Lancaster

Agnes and Cat on Market Street, Lancaster.

Agnes and Cat on Market Street, Lancaster.

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A family have taken their love of cosmetics to the next level by opening a new independent shop in the city centre.

Agnes and Cat which produces and sells handmade candles and soaps has opened on Market Street, which used to house a wool shop.

The family run business has been open for two weeks and is already attracting a lot of interest with their creative and seasonal scents including mint cucumber and apricot conserve candles.

Cheryl and Andrew McPherson and their daughter Amy have been involved in the cosmetic industry for a number of years and run another shop in Windermere as well as Lancaster.

Cheryl creates the handmade soaps and candles which can take up to eight weeks to make.

Amy is working in the Lancaster store part time with her dad Andrew.

The 18-year-old is confident the creativity of Agnes and Cat will help attract a different demographic to possible competitor Lush.

Amy said: “Lush are focused on bath bombs whereas we target an older demographic.

“It has been a great response so far, everyone in Lancaster is so supportive and we can’t wait to launch our new ranges which include goats milk soap.”