The Best Concept Stores Worldwide for Beauty Shopping

Jan 21, 2016

Yes, there’s Sephora, but when we’re looking for the next best beauty thing you haven’t heard about yet, you’re better off at a concept store with a more creative bent. Here, we share our favorite global destinations for shopping for all things hair, skin, and makeup. Book your flights now, guys.

10 Corso Como - Milan, Italy

Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano MI, Italy

This Milan Fashion Week hotspot boasts a seriously impressive list of high-end fragrance brands alongside industry-leading skincare pioneered by notable professionals.

What to stock up on: Skincare from Paris-based facialist Joelle Ciocco and luxe fragrances from Nasomatto.

Colette - Paris, France

213 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Looking for beauté à la Parisienne? You’ll find it at Colette, a small but expertly curated boutique in the First Arrondissement. Their “Beauty Box” is seriously heaven.

What to stock up on: Cozy candles courtesy of Byredo and Diptyque - and Balmain’s elusive dry shampoo.

Dover Street Market Ginza - Tokyo, Japan

Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo, Ginza, 6 Chome−9−5

Beauty goods are hidden throughout DSM’s multiple floors, but a trip isn’t complete without testing Comme des Garçons’ eccentric eaux - and yes, they have the all of the T-shirts, too.

What to stock up on: Comme des Garçons’ lineup of unisex fragrances and hand/body lotions from Aesop.

STORY - New York, USA

144 10th Ave. at 19th St. NY, NY 10011

STORY’s motto? “Point of view of a Magazine / Changes like a Gallery / Sells things like a Store.” It’s basically your dream Pinterest board come to life.

What to stock up on: Vintner’s Daughter’s soon-to-be cult serum and wellness supplements from Aloha.