A NEW beauty, fashion and homeware boutique is bringing a touch of luxury to the high street in Fordingbridge.

Luxury Bubble has opened its doors in High Street and is the brainchild of Sian Currie.

Sian said: “It’s a tiny department store offering a mix of experience and traditional retailing. A more personal experience and antidote to the impersonal world of internet shopping. I believe there is still a passion and appetite to shop the high street.”

Sian, who had previously been living in the US and wanted to return to the UK, said opening Luxury Bubble has been a “passion project” for her after working in the electronics industry.

She said since opening at the end of last year it has been going “incredibly well”, adding: “I’ve always wanted to have a shop. When I turned 50 I though it was now or never.”

“I’m passionate about the high street,” added Sian, who wants to offer customers an “experience”. As part of this there are three departments clothing, beauty and a cafe where customers can relax between browsing.

The beauty treatments on offer include traditional services like waxing and manicures to massage, reflexology and aesthetic services. But Sian says there are also some “unique” opportunities for customers in the form of Kirstie Garrett, the co-founder of Balance Me, who has been treating Hollywood A-Listers and professional athletes for more than 20 years. She brings her expertise and aromatherapy and holistic treatments to Luxury Bubble.

Sian said: “At Luxury Bubble we have a curated collection of beauty products from award winning ebo seasonal facial oils to Danish, Allergy Certified cosmetics company, Sandstone. In fact Luxury Bubble is the only UK stockist of the cosmetics brand. Managing Director of the company, Jesper Hansen, was so intrigued with the new retail concept he agreed to release his brand for the first time into the UK market through its doors.”

“I do thing we have got quite interesting things going on that are quite unique that make it not just that clothes store.”

Sian hopes to have an online offer from the shop and open more stores in the future.