Boutique beauty shops are popping up left and right thanks to the rising interest in the beauty market, natural alternatives, and a love for all things unique and non-mass. There’s nothing like that a unique experience—especially when buying cosmetics. Here, you’ll find some of the chicest beauty boutiques around the country and abroad.
With the success of their first store in New York, it’s no surprise Birchbox opened another boutique in a city that loves quaint, unique shops: Paris. The new spot, which just opened this month, has a sampling bar to test products, shelves and shelves of full-size products to shop, and a co-working and event space on the upper level.
Boston, DC, and New York
A natural beauty store through and through, Follain has incredibly strict guidelines as to what they carry, ensuring safe and effective results. They feature brands such as Herbivore, Farmaesthetics, and Indie Lee, but they don’t carry every product from every brand available, only the ones the fall under Follain’s parameters. The first shop opened in Boston in 2013, and now there are locations in DC, Nantucket, and most recently New York.
Le Pink & Co.
There are tons of worthy boutiques to visit while in L.A., but this vintage spot is a favorite. The cozy, quiet space holds brands that are niche and recognizable, like Antonym and RMS. They also offer facials, waxes, and lash extensions in one of their treatment rooms.
The Cure Apothecary
Traveling with a significant other with a love for all things natural? This airy Canadian shop carries clean products for both women and men. Their passion for naturals is reflected in the decor just as much as the beauty lines they’re selling—the wood panels aligning the walls are simply stunning. Some of the brands you can find here include Kypris, farmhouse fresh One Love Organics, and many more.
If you’re visiting Portland, Menagerie is a must stop. Housed in a vintage airstream, the cool spot offers eco-friendly, natural products. With a love for all things local and small batch, this place embodies wellness within beauty. Not only do they believe in small brands, they also believe in smaller routines, showing you how to pare down your hair, makeup, and skincare regimen.
Aspen, Charleston, California
This fan-favorite spot has tons of locations including New York, Charleston, and its original spot, Aspen. Each one is as beautiful as the next, which isn’t hard to do since CosBar focuses on sophisticated, luxe brands. You can find lines from brands such as La Mer, Goop, Bobbi Brown, and Yves Saint Laurent.
For all you Brooklynites, this brand new spot will be open in May for you to visit and enjoy. The funky, throwback, tropical setting is seriously groovy. Not only can you shop their carefully curated candles, nail products and crystals, but you can also get a blowout, a manicure, or a wax at Wild Oleander.
Published April 27, 2017