Indie retailer Take Care is introducing co-working into its brick-and-mortar store, with a focus on wellness and work to differentiate itself in the 'retail-as-a-service' economy

Take Care, an independent beauty store in Washington D.C., is aiming to combine co-working and retailing, creating a space where customers can actively work as well as enjoy membership benefits.

The company is interested in fostering a community of support and well-being, where members can work in a space focused around mindfulness, reducing stress and anxiety. An ethos of wellness permeates the store, with lots of natural light coming through the windows, diffusers scenting the air, natural products for purchase, and in-store classes with a focus on sustainable living and inner beauty.

Take Care's introduction of a shared work space is not the first attempt to combine retail with work. In addition to WeWork's ventures into sales and wellness, big box retailers Staples and Office Depot have launched co-working concepts to amplify business and make new use of their physical space in an increasing ‘retail-as-a-service' economy.

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Take Care, an independent beauty store in Washington D.C., is aiming to combine co-working and retailing, creating a space where customers can actively work as well as enjoy membership benefits.

The company is interested in fostering a community of support and well-being, where members can work in a space focused around mindfulness, reducing stress and anxiety. An ethos of wellness permeates the store, with lots of natural light coming through the windows, diffusers scenting the air, natural products for purchase, and in-store classes with a focus on sustainable living and inner beauty.