Style and Beauty

Beauty Guide

Top Five Beauty Stores in New York

1.  Miomia
Official Website : shopmiomia.com

A self-described beauty product junkie, Katie Chang was often more interested in the latest facemasks and lip glosses than her burgeoning career in graphic design. After a stint in graduate school—she wrote her thesis on the grooming habits of the American male—Chang decamped to Brooklyn and opened Miomia—it was then known as MirrorMirror—in late 2005. Calling itself the area’s first unisex beauty and grooming shop, the slickly designed, one-room space features products solely from independent brands, many of which are made locally.

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2. Bluemercury
Official Website : bluemercury.com

Founder Marla Malcom Beck targets neighborhood beauty junkies with her hand-picked cosmetic collection of cult-favorites like Acqua di Parma, REN, Rem?de, and Jurlique. This D.C.-based makeup haven and spa opened its first New York outpost in 2008, bringing an assortment of indie and high end cosmetics and skincare products into Sephora’s Upper West Side turf.

3.  Aedes De Venustas

Official Website : aedes.com

At the quiet end of a curvy West Village street, this cozy haven for all that smells delicious has become an essential stop for fragrance fans, including celebs Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, and Hugh Jackman.

4.  Space NK Apothecary

Official Website : spacenk.com

Named after its owner, Nicky Kinnaird. With mirrored walls and lilies in vases, the soothing ambience and its impeccably organized displays showcase not only Space NK’s own bath and body products—made with fruit and Asian plant extracts—but other high-end, hard-to-find labels as well.

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5.  Bath Junkie

Official Website : bathjunkie.com

This national chain for custom-blended bath potions opened its first New York outpost in November 2008. Unlike aggressively aromatic soap shops like Sabon and Bath and Body Works, many of the brand’s products are unscented.

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