Superdrug in the Arndale has DOUBLED in size and now has a beauty studio inside

It's undergone a big transformation and is finally reopen today.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 10th February 2023

Manchester Arndale’s Superdrug has just reopened after an extensive makeover, which has seen the popular high street health and beauty retailer double in size.

The huge new store is still in the same spot as before (opposite the former Topshop) but has now grown into a neighbouring unit and spans 6,300 sq ft.

Superdrug’s refurbishment has included adding in a brand new beauty studio, with services including a nail bar, brow bar and even piercing.

The business has also created an extra 12 jobs for the local economy.

Inside the modern new shop are brands including NYX, Maybelline and Rimmel, as well as cult favourites like Revolution, e.l.f. and Starface.


Superdrug’s own lines of beauty, haircare and skincare are also on offer (many of which have gone viral for being affordable dupes of luxury items), like its Studio London by Superdrug range.

The shelves are well-stocked with other best-selling ranges including B. Skin, Me+, Vitamin E, Optimum and Naturally Radiant.


Manchester-based fashion giant Missguided also has its line of beauty products on sale.

For several months, Superdrug’s Arndale shop has been partly surrounded by hoardings while the refurbishment took place.

The boards have finally come down and the doors thrown open today, Friday 10 February.


A new fragrance counter has opened in time for Valentine’s Day, with premium brands like YSL, Viktor & Rolf, Giorgio Armani, Prada and Valentino sold with Superdrug promotions.

There are even better deals on offer for anyone who signs up to Superdrug’s Health & Beautycard, which unlocks member prices, birthday treats and a loyalty points scheme.

Nigel Duxbury, property director at Superdrug, said: “We are so pleased to be announcing the exciting re-
opening of our Manchester Arndale store.

“With a wide range of popular health and beauty brands, a luxury fragrance counter, and a professional Beauty Studio, we’re confident that our customers will love this enhanced shopping experience.”

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It’s good news for the Arndale too, on the same week that sadly saw beloved brand Homesense announced its departure from the shopping centre.


New retailers have also been found for the former Topshop unit, with Clarks and Gilly Hicks set to move in.

Elsewhere, brands including Flying Tiger, Miniso and Sports Direct have all taken up new units too.

Featured image: The Manc Group