After Buff City Soap moved its headquarters from Memphis to Dallas last year, it is cleaning up across North Texas, opening several new stores in the area — including the first one in Tarrant County.
The brand, known for its plant-based soap and body products that customers can watch being made in-store, is opening its doors in Southlake, at 1431 E. Southlake Blvd., in the Shops of Southlake (across from Central Market) on Thursday, November 11.
Local residents Dorvin and Leigh Ellen Lively, with their daughter Lindsey, own and operate the shop.
“We are so excited to bring plant-based soap that is handcrafted daily to the residents of Southlake,” says Lindsey, who has been a longtime fan herself.
Their grand-opening deal is pretty great: The first 50 people who visit the new Southlake store during a special VIP event each day — 9 am-7 pm November 11, 9 am-8 pm November 12-13, and 11 am-6 pm November 14 — will get free soap for a year.
In addition, a grand opening event will take place January 7-9, 2022, where customers will have their second chance to win — this time, it's free laundry soap for a year. (Mark your calendars and get on this free stuff, people — stuff's not cheap!)
Normal store hours will be 10 am-6 pm Monday-Thursday, 10 am-8 pm Friday-Saturday, and 12-6 pm Sunday.
Even before the Southlake store opens, a new Buff City will debut in the northern Dallas suburb of Prosper, on November 4. There are also stores planned for Mansfield and Denton, with no opening dates set yet, a spokesman says.
They will join existing local stores in Allen, McKinney, Celina, Highland Village, and the Park Cities.
Buff City Soap was founded in 2013 as a high-quality alternative to commercial soap products full of sulfates, harsh chemicals, detergents, and animal fats. They allow customers to watch the soap-making process live, in-store, and are transparent about their ingredients and process.
Each store offers more than 30 customizable scents in a variety of handcrafted products — soap bars, bath bombs, foaming hand soap, and laundry soap — with fun names like "Ferocious Beast," "Good Morning Sunshine," and "Narcissist." Prices run from about $7 for a soap bar or foaming bottle to $18 for laundry detergent.