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.