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My favorite store

I found Merz online while looking for German made Nivea shampoo few years ago and it became my main... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
New York City, New York
Loved this place!

This place has so much stuff that I could spend hours browsing. Soaps, lotions, essential oils... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
Lexington, Massachusetts
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4716 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2010
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank mjc_travels
Reviewed November 6, 2017

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 -...More

Thank joanns123
Reviewed May 22, 2017

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...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed May 19, 2017

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...More

Thank LesleyVirginia
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Lacey L
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

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....More

Thank Joelamountain
Reviewed November 4, 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...More

Thank Charles89145
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The apothecary expanded, adding a whole attached shop for shaving. It's expensive, but the service is friendly and you can ask for test strips. Warning: the smell of shaving products is very strong.

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