I love Kiehl’s products (so much so that I wrote about them more than once) and every trip to NYC always includes a stop at the blast-from-the-past original store on Third Avenue.
And now there is a dedicated store in my neighborhood! This from Westfarms folks!
“Westfarms, the region’s premier shopping destination, announces the opening of the state’s first Kiehl’s Since 1851 store on Friday, April 12. The store will be located on the mall’s upper level in the Nordstrom wing and will offer its exclusive skin and hair care line, derived from unique and natural ingredients.
“We are excited to see Kiehl’s Since 1851 open its first free-standing skin care store in Connecticut at Westfarms,” says Westfarms Marketing Director Christa Allen. “Kiehl’s Since 1851 has a long-standing heritage of quality and service and its brand is a perfect fit for our shoppers. Westfarms will continue to add new-to-the-market retailers to our center with additional, stylish retailers slated to open later this month.”
Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. After years as an ambitious apprentice, John Kiehl purchased the business and began operating under the Kiehl name, serving the burgeoning New York community with unique herbal remedies. In 1921, John Kiehl’s apprentice, Mr. Irving “Doc” Morse, purchased the business and expanded it to a full-service pharmacy, stocking medicines, tinctures, and the first Kiehl’s-branded products. Doc Morse, a pharmacist and herbologist, passed the business on to his son, Aaron, himself a chemist and avid motorcyclist and aviator. Aaron’s daughter, Jami, was raised at Kiehl’s amongst the “family” of employees, who together fostered a tradition of attentive, personalized service for every patron. Over the generations, the Morse family committed Kiehl’s to serving the community uniquely efficacious skin and hair formulations made with the finest natural ingredients in the apothecary tradition.”