Carter and Bond was established in 2002 and is one of the longest established
male grooming (and more recently female beauty) shops in the UK. The concept
remains the same today as when we opened: to offer a very wide range of the finest
products available; to constantly be on the look out for new brands; to present
our offering in a simple yet stylish website (and mail-order catalogue), and to
back this all up with rapid order dispatch and attentive customer service.
We are proud to have played a part in bringing about greater awareness for quality
male grooming products and following in the wake of businesses like ours, any
journalist or editor worth his/her salt will long ago have written about the recent
growth in the male grooming market. And every day yet more men begin to appreciate
for themselves the benefits of upgrading from the mass-market toiletries to be
found at the high street chemist.
Over the years we have achieved a number of firsts, most notably in spotting the
potential offered by hitherto unnoticed brands. We were the first in our field in
the UK to carry Baxter of California, Chill, D R Harris, d:fi, Dovo of Solingen,
Cowshed, Elicina, Floris, Geo F Trumper, HeadBlade, Janina, Korres, Merkur, Musgo
Real, Ole Henriksen, Osmotics, Pashana, Proraso and Truefitt & Hill. Where we tread
first others usually follow and we know many of our customers appreciate the efforts
we go to in being first to market with so many ranges.
We have always held significant stock levels and we carry out order fulfilment in-house,
meaning the vast majority of orders are dispatched same day and delivered the next.
But we are also happy for customers to visit us to collect items - a good way to avoid
paying postage and packing if you are in London. We only ask that you let us know in
advance which item/s you would like to collect and when so that we can prepare your
order for you (regrettably it is not possible to browse products here).
This is our second generation website which features even simpler navigation, a more
contemporary design, a comprehensive grooming guide and an integrated sub-site devoted
to female beauty. Since we started out in the middle of 2002 several other male grooming
websites have appeared but we are confident that our new site reaffirms our place at
the top of the pile (though with our product range and knowledge, customer service
commitment, mail-order experience and catalogue we of course were never in any doubt!).
We hope you enjoy the site.
The Carter and Bond Team