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MiN New York

This super-friendly, chic, library-like fragrance apothecary has exclusive perfumes, bath and grooming products, and scented candles. Look out for artisanal fragrance 'stories' from MiN's own line. Prices span affor…
Cosmetics in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Ricky's NYC

Before there was Sephora, there was Ricky's. This urban-chic cosmetics emporium has been a mainstay for everyone from punks and drag queens to suburban moms and uptown teenagers since the 1970s, with a dizzying arra…
Cosmetics in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

CO Bigelow Chemists

The ‘oldest apothecary in America’ is a favorite among New Yorkers and a convenient spot to grab upscale lotions and face masks, organic soaps and bath bombs, and basic toiletries. It's a fun place to test high-end …
Cosmetics in Upper East Side

Ricky's NYC

One of the many branches of this classic New York beauty shop, Ricky's carries a huge variety of makeup, skincare and hair products from around the world (brands include NYX, Klorane, OPI), plus salon-quality access…
Cosmetics in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Aedes de Venustas

Plush and inviting, Aedes de Venustas (‘Temple of Beauty’ in Latin) provides more than 40 brands of luxury European perfumes, including Hierbas de Ibiza, Mark Birley for Men, Costes, Odin and Shalini. It also stocks…
Cosmetics in East Village & Lower East Side

Kiehl’s

Making and selling skincare products since it opened in NYC as an apothecary in 1851, this Kiehl’s flagship store has doubled its shop size and expanded into an international chain, but its personal touch remains – …
Cosmetics in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Mask Bar

The Mask Bar has capitalized on the current sheet mask craze by offering a boutique of treatments for all skin types. Most of the packaging lacks English translation, but the store has placards with information and …
Cosmetics in Upper East Side

Zitomer

This multistory retro pharmacy and department store carries high-end, all-natural skincare products, including brands like Kiehl’s, Clarins, Kneipp, Mustela and Ahava (made from rejuvenating Dead Sea minerals). The …