New York City is known for its exemplary fashion and beauty. Looking your best can be a bit overwhelming anywhere, but in New York the options are endless. Luckily we’ve selected five of the finest product pickup spots in the big apple. New York’s fashionistas, prepare for your night out on the town.
This one stop beauty shop is one of three brick and mortar locations in NYC. Originally from the UK this company was started as a lifestyle store where shoppers could discover the best in fashion and cult beauty. Once Nicky Kinnaird realized that fashion starts from the skin outward the company began to focus their attention on finding the best and most innovative beauty products on the planet. As many women purchase various brands & products to fill their cosmetic bag, Space NK filled their stores in much of the same manner. With labels like Bumble & Bumble, Oribe, Cane & Austin, and Eve Lom, Space NK caters to every woman. If you have questions before you buy just ask one of their highly-trained skin care specialists or makeup artists.
Kiehl’s, now a global company was first founded in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. Originally a pharmacy the store began creating their own skin care formulas and to this day Kiehl’s continues to use natural ingredients as part of their formulas. Some of their top-selling products are their Ultra Facial Cleansers, Toners, and Moisturizers, Crème de Corps Body Moisturizer, and our personal favorite Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which hydrates eyes without migrating into the eyes. Lets not forget that most of their products are unisex. Also, Kiehl’s has recently expanded to products directed to our furry friends at home, pets. With prices ranging $18 to $60 it’s hard to resist taking one of these beauty products home. If you aren’t ready to commit just pop in and ask for a sample. They are always happy to share their products with you.
Founder, Marla Beck, couldn’t find unique, luxurious beauty products around her neighborhood in Georgetown, Washington D.C. so she decided to open one herself. Now Bluemercury is known as the nation’s fastest growing beauty product and spa retail chain and thankfully they’ve brought their shop to New York City’s Union Square. Their spa treatments range from body scrubs, facials, face & body waxing, massage therapy, tanning, and makeup applications. They encourage customers to take handfuls of samples home to try first instead of buying a product they’re not truly in love with. Carrying popular brands like Ahava, Trish McEvoy, Phyto, and Bobbi Brown, Bluemercury ensures that you will have plenty of well known products to choose from.
Bond No.9 is a fragrance company located in the NoHo neighborhood of NYC and is dedicated solely to the beauty and history of the city where it all began. Each of their fragrances represents a specific downtown, midtown, or uptown scent that fits the modern, chic, or edgy woman. Their unique and colorful perfume bottles wear iconic images like I love NY, Brooklyn graffiti, and the Washington Square monument. They also have a line of scents inspired by the famous, once NYC resident, Andy Warhol. Bond No. 9 perfumes have become so popular amongst city dwellers that they began creating their fragrances in candle form. Now you can make that your tiny apartment smell just as heavenly as you do.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Just as the name says, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics are obsessed with cosmetics. David Klasfeld, the OCC founder, states “It is a line obsessively crafted from the finest ingredients possible, to celebrate the driving compulsions of makeup fanatics everywhere.” OCC also specializes in airbrush makeup. You can set up an appointment for an airbrush makeup training at their Lower East Side location. These professionals are willing to help you get that runway ready look. The best part; their products are all vegan and cruelty free!
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