I love stores that offer new-age-related products. That is, useful items that have perhaps an aromatherputic angle, or something that revitalizes with all natural ingredients. One of these standouts is Kiehl's which happens to have its flagship store in NYC. This company was founded in 1851 and I think has been located at 13th St and 3rd Ave for that time. Now they have about 23 stores across the country but you can save the gas and check out Kiehl's online. Their stated mission is, in part:
"A worthwhile firm must have a purpose for its existence. Not only the everyday work-a-day purpose to earn a just profit, but beyond that, to improve in some way the quality of the community to which it is committed. . ." Sounds good to me.
Kiehl's develops face, body and hair products with the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal know how passed down through the generations. Each product is unique to Kiehl's, not tested on animals. They are also in recyclable packaging which, while not unique, is still appreciated.
Their Abyssine Cream is an "advanced, restorative formula with survival molecules and soy protein." It helps diminish the effects of aging. I don't need that yet. Ahem...
Anyone out there have a favorite new-age-ish store to share? Please send it on.