Kiehl’s second store in the DC area celebrates a grand opening tonight in the Tyson’s Corner mall. The beloved brand’s first store in Virginia joins their Georgetown location to provide obsession-worthy skincare products, sold in charming apothecary-style bottles. In honor of the opening, they have teamed up with NewsBabes, a breast-cancer research charity founded by local television anchorwomen and will be donating a portion of the night’s proceeds. There will also be gift bags for the first 100 shoppers starting at 5:00 and plenty of special Georgetown Cupcakes confections.
As if my own vanity did not already look like a Kiels’ counter, the company was kind enough to send some samples – and managed to get me hooked on yet another product, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate which has found a place next to my existing favorite, the matching Midnight Recovery Eye Cream. Being a nightlife and bars writer around these parts means late, often dehydrated, nights and my super-freak-out-prone sensitive skin can definitely show it. However, Kiehl’s products manage to work for me without ever irritating – which, perhaps, is how they have stayed in business for the last 151 years.
The Tyson’s Corner shop is based on the New York flagship store, and blends vintage and modern style. The interior is also designed to be as environmentally responsible as possible, with touches like reclaimed wood floors and energy-effiencent light fixtures – to illuminate the recycled and sustainable product packaging, of course. The 550 square foot space located on the mall’s second floor includes a large “consultation table” where customers can get skincare evaluations and advice and a special “Men’s Destination and Shave Bar” area.