Aveda: This branch of the eco-friendly Minnesota-based cosmetics company sells all-natural scents, lotions, haircare products, and makeup. Come here and breathe in the aromatherapy. 835 N. Michigan Ave., in Water Tower Place. tel. 312/664-0417. www.aveda.com. El: Red Line to Chicago. Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Bravco: A bargain hunter’s beauty-supply paradise on a very pricey street, this crowded, narrow drugstore is a popular spot among Chicago’s hairstylists and makeup artists. You’ll find an excellent selection of professional hair and beauty products, including Aveda, Sebastian, and Bumble and bumble. And it all costs much less than at the salon. 43 E. Oak St. tel. 312/943-4305. www.bravco.com. El: Red Line to Chicago. Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Merz Apothecary: Potions, salves, tonics—they’re all here at this European-style pharmacy that dates back to 1875. The savvy staff can point you to natural remedies from around the world. 17 E. Monroe St. (at Wabash Ave.). tel. 312/781-6900. www.merzapothecary.com. El: Brown Line to Adams. Neighborhood: Loop
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