Beauty & Bath
BLUEMERCURY— Head to this modern beauty shop for luxurious makeup, fragrances, skincare and haircare. Two locations in Philadelphia make it easy to stop by, and for those looking to venture a little further, their exclusive spa inside the Tropicana in Atlantic City offers treatments like a crystal facial, aromatherapy massage, detoxifying sea salt scrub and moer. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Spa Hours: M-Su 9 am-8 pm. 1707 Walnut St., 215.569.3100.
DUROSS & LANGEL— Proprietors Steve Duross and James Langel combine old family recipes and modern science to create a signature line of natural soaps, salts, lotions and potions in their colorful, modern apothecary shop. Also ask about classes and workshops. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 117 S. 13th St., 215.592.7627.
KIEHL’S— This renowned company uses the finest ingredients and unique formulations in their skin, hair and body care products. Stop by the shop at the Shops at Liberty Place. Open M-F 10 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 1625 Chestnut St., 215.636.9936.
L’OCCITANE— Francophiles and other stylish shoppers will enjoy L’Occitane’s luxury beauty, bath and body products, which draw inspiration from the fragrances and culture of Provence. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su, 11 am- 6 pm. 1606 Walnut St., 215.985.0279.
LUSH— With a goal to have the freshest products in the history of cosmetics, Lush offers an array of handmade beauty products: solid shampoo bars, refrigerated face masks, the famous “bath bombs” and much more. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 1525 Walnut St., 215.546.5874.
PLEASURE CHEST— Located off Rittenhouse Square since 1974, this adult boutique offers intimate toys and products for men and women including lubricants, harnesses, Rabbits, lingerie and sensual novelties. The staff is discreet, knowledgeable and friendly. Open Tu-Sa 11 am-7 pm. 2039 Walnut St., 215.561.7480.
THE BODY SHOP— The Body Shop is a longtime favorite for earth-friendly, natural body products, delicious-smelling bath goodies and classic makeup. M-Sa, 10 am-9 pm; Su, noon- 6 pm. Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St., 215.751.9555.