Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Beauty Mecca? Yes Please. Introducing Clyde's On Madison

I've died and gone to heaven. Or at least that's how it felt last week when I ventured into Clyde's on Madison, a venerable beauty mecca filled with gorgeous product after gorgeous product! The brightly lit store is cluttered -- though not unpleasing to the eye -- with rows and rows, shelves and shelves, walls and walls, and glass cases galore full of one amazing item after another.

Guerlain? Sure. Phyto? Why not. Malin + Goetz? You betcha. I literally did not know which way to turn, as I was encountered with everything from Diptyque candles and Decleor facial cleansers to Frederic Fekkai shampoos and Molton Brown shower gels. There's even a pharmacy in the back, so you can get prescriptions filled while spritzing yourself with Christian Dior perfumes! And as if that's not enough, even the shopping bags are amazing -- the royal blue paper emblazoned with Clyde's crest just screams utter sophistication and grace. And the best part? They have an online store, too! So if you're not lucky enough to be in the NYC area, you can still get your fill.

But if you do find yourself at 74th and Madison ... well, look out, because I might have already beaten you to all the good stuff inside!

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