Best gift shops: Cobble Hill
Mon Nov 14 2011
- Price band: 2/4
- Critics choice
Former stylist Jessica Richards and beauty journalist Jules Stringer opened this Cobble Hill jewel—a candy-hued, old-world-style apothecary with modern touches. The space carries an assortment of all-natural and organic products, as well as a handful of high-end products for which Shen has exclusive U.S. distribution (one being top aesthetician Amanda Lacey’s cleansing pomade, $100). There are local treasures, too, including and a line of sulfate-free body washes ($18-$25), lotions ($18) and soaps ($10-$18) in aromas like lime-basil and water lily. Cosmetics connoisseurs and dabblers alike can try Becca sheer moisturizing tints ($42) that instantly wake up winter-weary skin, Ilia lipsticks and lip tints ($24–$34) and Piggy Paint nontoxic peel-off nail colors ($9). Or just make your next bubble bath more festive with Feeling Smitten organic, edible-looking cupcake bath bombs ($5.50–$12).
- 315 Court St between Sackett and Degraw Sts