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Today, Chicagoans have a new apothecary we can utilize before a night out, or explore on a leisurely weekend with the goal of discovering new essentials. Arch Apothecary, which has quickly taken the vacant Chicago Blooms space on Wells and transformed it into a high-gloss (with reclaimed barn wood floors) retail and service destination.
Calmly opening this afternoon to the Old Town community, the apothecary stocks 5-6 lines which include makeup, soaps, skincare, men's shaving, haircare, fragrance and home fragrance. The shop offers services like waxing, lashes, event makeup and brow shaping. The boutique apothecary allows customers to try everything and have personalized service, at least compared to the teched-out counters at Macy's. Look out for lines normally sold at higher end stores like Le Métier de Beauté, Kevyn Aucoin, By Terry and ELLIS FAAS only in a boutique atmosphere.
Stephanie, a spokesperson based in Arch Apothecary's original shop in Rockford tells us that the founder of the concept, Betsy Branca saw a localized need for a simpler, less hectic and better looking destination for skincare and makeup beyond the traditional counters. The decision to migrate down to our fair metropolis, catering to the affluency here was that of Lindy Goodrich. Both owners are knowledgeable in up-and-coming and established cosmetic lines from around the world and strive to bring the best to their customers.
· Arch Apothecary [Official Site]