Monday, December 20, 2010

Kiehl's knows plywood



Our very own Kiehl's is expanding, opening a store on Lexington and 64th Street. You can read more about it at Racked.

Meanwhile, I recently walked into the flagship Kiehl's on Third Avenue and 13th Street... and I thought I had entered, say, Barneys.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kiehl's isn't the same since it was sold to L'Oreal. It's just a brand.

I fondly remember my musician friends stopping by for bottles of ginseng extract and tincture of valerian root when they had gigs at the Academy. Now they just sell insanely expensive face cream.

Larry Slade said...

L'Oreal's very own Kiehl's.

Lisa said...

I remember in the late 80s/early 90s when the window displays included cool, individualistic stuff like large photos of old man Kiehl landing a plane on the deck of an aircraft carrier; now it's just precious and boring. But the motorcycles are still fun to ogle.

blue glass said...

old man kiehl had drove a rolls royce to the store and piloted a plane well into his 70's.
the store was small and the folkd there knew almost everyone that shopped there.
they hired neighborhood people who gave out pieces of licorice or sugar cane to children, many of whose names they knew.

HippieChick said...

HippieChick remembers when Kiehl's had a tank of live LEECHES on display. Or maybe she was tripping??

Anonymous said...

L'oreal?? Egads. I depend on kiehls to maintain my youthful complexion. I shoulda known they went corporate.

Jill said...

There are Kiehls stores all over the place. I've run into it in tourist strips like Banff.

Anonymous said...

I think most people would be shock to find out who really owns their brand. Kiehl's went corporate only because they could not loner keep up with supply and demand while keep quality up. They last private owner chose LOreal. They could have gotten more money but felt LOreal would maintain brand integrity.