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Address: 4716 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2010
Phone Number: +1 773-989-0900
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joelamountain
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. I visit every time I visit Chicago.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank Charles89145
Taichung, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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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Thank ExpattyCake
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stocked with every lotion, soap, and fragrance the mind can imagine. Some hard to find items and a nice supply of razors and creams for men really left me impressed. Between the baby, my wife and myself there was definitely something for all of us! Staff was friendly and extremely knowledgable. Will definitely be heading back soon. This is also... More 

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Thank Joe J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A Chicago must! Located in the ground floor next to the Palmer House, they sell imported specialty soaps and elixirs and scents, holistic tinctures and whipped up fixes, many used by Europeans for centuries. Everything nicely arranged. They have a baby department for natural baby products and were one of the only early outlets for Persil. They also offer poison... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I fell in love with this place from the moment I walked in the door. Hundreds of European/Asian/Artisan body care products. Unique perfumes and many products I have never seen before. I spent more than 90 minutes just wandering around the store trying new products and finding great gifts. The staff was also extremely helpful. Helped me pick out an... More 

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Thank HMW1st
Cincinnati, OH
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

What a treat browsing through the aisles of Merz Apothecary! It takes you back to a different time when a drug store actually gave you good advise and they knew the products they sold. Merz also stocks a fair amount of European products that are hard to find in the US. Do yourself a favor and avoid the chain drug... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Stumbled onto Merz Apothecary when showing husband around Palmer House HIlton (reliving first trip to Chicago 30 years ago). What an amazing store! If we'd been checking luggage on our flight I would have bought so many lotions and potions, great selection of creams and gels from, especially, England. As it was I indulged in powders, and it was a... More 

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Thank Carolyn S
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I went there first time 4 weeks ago, I ve got a recommendation for one of my work buddy. He knows I love niche prfumes, so he felt I might like the pharmacy. First I spend like 3 hours sniffing and buying hand bar soaps a relly nice collections! I saw the one I used to sue in Israel. I... More 

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Thank Desert G
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Ahem yes FDA says it is not medicine but you will definitely get any homeopathy supplements in any strength - some rare ones might have to be ordered in but it usually would be there within a week. Also they have a lot of books and other herbal supplements for non traditional treatment to offer so definitely check them out.... More 

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