Manhattan – Upper West Side
2305 Broadway between 83rd and 84th Sts
What if Sephora was a little smaller, a little prettier and offered facials ($90--$220)? Yeah, you'd probably blow your makeup allowance two times over. With brands such as Bobbi Brown and Fresh on offer and an impressive amount of makeup per square foot, this new skin- and body-care chain suffers only from overstaffing. Plan on being accosted--er, assisted--by at least a half dozen beauty assistants before you leave. Sure, they're just there to help, but by the time you get to peruse the smooth and touchable Touch of Ivy cosmetic bags ($20--$30) near the back, you may start getting flashbacks to that last smothering relationship you had.
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