Korres, the natural skincare company founded in Greece, opened its first Manhattan boutique in 2007. This SoHo storefront now also hosts the first New York location of Studio BeautyMix, a multi-brand shopping destination that originated at Fred Segal in Los Angeles. In a retailing philosophy that has influenced beauty-oriented chain stores from SpaceNK to Blue Mercury, Studio BeautyMix stocks its shelves with an appealing variety of cosmetics, haircare, and fragrance from smaller or hard-to-find brands.
In this location, you can pick and choose anything from Amea customized skincare regimens to Marvis toothpastes, candles from Burn and Dayna Decker, makeup by Stila, Beauté, and Smashbox, and fragranced body lotions from MOR, as well as an assortment of travel-sized toiletries and a few men’s grooming products. On the other side of the store, Korres holds its own, showcasing its popular scented body butters and nature-inspired facial products, plus its own line of three Eaux de Toilette. Korres and Studio BeautyMix seem to work well together as “roommates": if you visit one side of the shop, you'll most likely find something to interest you on the other side too.
Fragrance brands: Acorelle, Blumarine, Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Crazylibellule and the Poppies, D-Squared, Juliette Has a Gun, Korres, Memoire Liquide, Pink Sugar (Aquolina), Pretty Woman (Barbara Orbison), Les Senteurs Gourmandes, TokyoMilk
Best seller: Blumarine Bellissima
Not to be missed: Many items that would make perfect small, last-minute presents, such as Korres gift sets and TokyoMilk’s lip balms and purse mirrors
Nearby: La Perla (93 Greene St.), Space NK Apothecary (99 Greene St.), Jill Stuart (100 Greene St.), Anna Sui (113 Greene St.), Sabon (93 Spring St.), MAC (113 Spring St.), Bloomingdale’s (504 Broadway)
— image and report report filed by Jessica M
See also: Perfume Shopping in New York City