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