About Us


Welcome to Space NK apothecary, here you’ll discover a highly edited selection of the best beauty products sourced from innovators all over the world.

Our online emporium is just one way to shop; we also have 62 Space NK stores in the United Kingdom and 23 Space NK apothecaries in the United States – 7 free-standing and 16 shop-within-shops in selected Bloomingdale’s.

All our stores are staffed with highly trained skincare specialists and makeup artists who give each customer unbiased, expert advice, across 100+ different brands, prescribing personalized beauty solutions.

I started in 1993 with just one store in a former banana warehouse in London’s Covent Garden. This first Space NK wasn’t only about beauty; it was a lifestyle store selling designer clothing, accessories, cult beauty products and had one of London’s first juice bars.  For me beauty is a natural extension of fashion - makeup and hair trends start on the catwalk and increasingly skincare needs to be approached from the inside out as well as the outside in. Luckily this struck a chord with our customers and 3 years down the line it was time to focus on what was clearly the success story – Space NK apothecary.  

Who really buys from just one brand? Take a peek inside any make up bag, or check out your bathrooms and you will quickly see that they are populated with products from many different brands.  People buy products that are best suited to them regardless of company of origin. This is a huge part of the Space NK philosophy.

My team and I continue to scour the world to ensure that only the very best products and worthy innovations are available in Space NK stores for you to learn about, test, and adopt into your regimes. I know I’m not the only one who is genuinely thrilled to find high performance, unique products. To date some of the brands I’ve introduced to Space NK customers include By Terry, Laura Mercier, Chantecaille, Eve Lom, Dr Brandt, Tata Harper, Zelens, Oribe and David Kirsch.  

Space NK would not have been possible without the support of a fabulous team of people. Makeup artists, skincare junkies, fashion lovers, they’re all there in our stores. We employ great people and we add to their already extensive knowledge with regular trainings and trend updates. They know everything about each product we carry, just ask and they’ll be happy to share their unbiased, expert advice. My aim continues to be to set the global standard for beauty and lifestyle retailing.

My passion is innovation; I look for the unusual, exciting and special wherever I am. When I travel I want to learn more about the real lives around me and pound the pavements to discover secret remedies, talking with makeup artists and session stylists about seasonal trends and chemists to learn about new technologies and formulas and constantly thinking about how I can bring them to market.

So whether you’re leaving a Space NK store swinging a bag or opening a parcel sent from our mail order division, you can indulge in our beauty offer in all its feel-good glory.

Do share your own discoveries with us and your friends; it’s a big interesting world out there with new secrets just begging to be explored.


Nicky Kinnaird
Founder of Space NK