Merz Apothecary

Merz Apothecary, Chicago: Address, Phone Number, Merz Apothecary Reviews: 5/5

Merz Apothecary
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Hilda
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Wonderful frangrances
Oct 2019
I have been been shopping there for nearly 45 years since I was a child. Some items are a little pricey, but others are decently priced. I am fond of light, unique scents. One scent I am particularly fond of is a cola scented perfume. Who would have thought of scenting a fragrance after soda pop? Other attributes include a sweet, spicy scent. I highly recommend it. I also favor the essential clove oil for toothache pain. It works wonders! I purchased it a few years back for $6. The price might have slightly risen.
Written September 18, 2020
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My0rlando
New York City, NY1 contribution
My favorite store
Dec 2017 • Solo
I found Merz online while looking for German made Nivea shampoo few years ago and it became my main source of hair/skin care products that I couldn’t find in regular pharmacies. Last year I finally visited Chicago and stopped by one of Merz stores. It was one of the best shopping experiences I’ve ever had! :) I picked my favorite European products (a lot of stuff!) and store staff mailed them all to my house in New York.
Written February 5, 2018
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mjc_travels
Lexington, MA302 contributions
Loved this place!
Dec 2017 • Friends
This place has so much stuff that I could spend hours browsing. Soaps, lotions, essential oils, and more. I can’t wait to go back.
Written January 8, 2018
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joanns123
Clearwater, FL26 contributions
Feel Good Playground
Nov 2017 • Business
I knew on my first visit it would not be my last! I returned 2 other times (and yes made substantial purchases) during the same week and brought friends with me. Everyone left with happy faces having found unique selections of feel good favorites - lotions, shaving gear, skincare, travel items, everything apothecary from around the world. Staff is wonderful. I thought each person was the owner that is how much pride in the store and knowledge of the products they showed. Thankfully they have a website and ship but please be sure to visit if you are anywhere nearby the shop.
Written November 6, 2017
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Ann W
Indiana5 contributions
favorite shop ever
May 2017 • Solo
This shop is one my favorite destinations. It has a wonderful family owned time honored tradition feel with welcoming knowledgeable employees. It reminds me of Europe, but has a unique friendliness that the shop of this type across continents would not have. It has everything from fair trade shea 4.00 soap, 40 different natural deoderants, handmade combs, to dutch licorice I cannot find anywhere else on this oceanside. Most of all I really enjoy the people who work there, they are all so lovely. My husband and I love this place, its a breath of fresh air-so much in contrast to the commerciality so prevelant. I shop on line too, Smallflower.com is their online site since I can't find anywhere else what they have there. But....I do love the store. You will be loyal too!
Written May 22, 2017
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LesleyVirginia
College Station, Texas, United States36 contributions
Downtown location a must
May 2017 • Solo
Visited Merz Downtown in the Palmer House Hotel. It's a small shop but a huge selection of European and niche/boutique brands, as well as some larger and better-known brands. Pleasantly surprised by the fragrance selections, although of course they didn't stock the one Penhaligon's I would have purchased. Alas.
Written May 19, 2017
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Lacey L
Wylie, TX67 contributions
Such a Cute Shop!
Mar 2017 • Couples
We stopped in here to gather some gifts to take home for friends. We were blown away by the selection and the high quality options available here. This is such a cute historic shop and we were able to pick up some great gifts for others and ourselves! Everything from daily toiletries to luxury cosmetics and shaving products to medications and homeopathic remedies to candles and home items. I am a pharmacist by profession and really enjoyed the historic look and feel of the store, as well as the fact that a licensed pharmacist was on staff dispensing quality advice regarding cold remedies to another visitor.
Written April 23, 2017
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Karen R
Chicago, IL15 contributions
A neighborhood staple
Mar 2017 • Solo
I've been coming to Merz ever since I was a young adult. I'm of German descent and I'll often visit and call my German momma to ask what she needs, and there is always something on her list. The space is cramped and that just lends to it's charm. The staff is helpful without being overbearing or pushy which is a lovely combination. They have a wonderful selection of European toiletries and homeopathic products for all of your healthcare needs. The staff is very knowledgeable about their products and will recommend a good solution to whatever ails you. The addition of Q Brothers next door is awesome. I get all of my needs met and have been introduced to some new brands and products that have become staples for me, along with my old standby European products that I've been using for years. This is a unique experience that you must have. This is unlike any other store in Chicago. It's a must visit location.
Written April 2, 2017
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Joelamountain
Alexandria, VA452 contributions
One of a Kind
Nov 2016 • Solo
I love coming here to get gifts for the ladies in my life. The selection of soaps, lotions, and other necessities is outstanding. And it's not just for women; they have a great selection. Of men's products too. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. I visit every time I visit Chicago.
Written November 20, 2016
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Charles89145
Las Vegas, NV78 contributions
Terrific for Shaving Supplies
Oct 2016
If you are into traditional wet shaving, this is your place in Chicago. The prices are better than Art of Shaving, and the selection is very good. Lots of shaving soaps, brushes, double-edge safety razors, and after-shaves. They also have a really nice selection of double edge blades, but you need to ask for them. They keep a basket of tucks (maybe 30 varieties?) in a cabinet. They'll pull it out for you, and you can make a selection. Prices are comparable to what you'd pay online, not jacked up. The location is next to the Palmer House hotel, and the shop has been in existence since 1885.
Written November 4, 2016
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