Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Merz Apothecary - Lincoln Square
Merz Apothecary is an old-timey corner drugstore-style pharmacy with locations in Lincoln Square and the Loop. I took myself over to the Lincoln Square location, which is closest to their original location to have a look at what was on offer. It's really charming, with stained glass detailing in the front window and shelves packed with everything from Burt's Bees products to holistic medicine ingredients. With the sheer number of products packed into the relatively small space, it was a little difficult for my brain to sort all of the input! Full to bursting with old world charm, the store also stocks a rather special brand, one that can be a bit difficult to find in stores (as opposed to on the internet) in the U.S., in my experience: Dyptique.
N.B. Chicago is home to one of the few Dyptique boutiques in the United States, and I do intend to take a trip there when I make my first purchase, but it is rather less conveniently located than Merz, and the weather was really not too pleasant yesterday.