Kiehl’s Opens in Tysons Corner

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.

Brittany has tried to leave DC, it just never lasts. She has lived in Chicago, California, and China – but she always comes back home. Brittany is a drinks, nightlife, and style correspondent for We Love DC. Between columns, you can find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or standing by the bar. Email her at brittany(at)welovedc.com.

2 thoughts on “Kiehl’s Opens in Tysons Corner

  1. Is this a sponsored post? It seems to be written like one, and is a little more geographically disparate than most other posts (Arlington, Bethesda, sure, but I rarely see Tyson’s posts here)

  2. Hey, J.

    Nope, not a sponsored post – though, as I noted, I was sent a press kit which did contain some sample products.

    As for the Tyson’s location, it is likely just as convenient for some of our readers as going to Georgetown, so I thought I would share. Additionally, we have covered other things in that part of Virginia – and even other businesses in the mall itself.

    Also, while I might not personally head out to Tyson’s often myself, this opening event does benefit a valuable charity and, if one lives or works nearby, it seems worthwhile.

    Thank you for reading! I assure you, We Love DC will disclose if we ever do a sponsored post – though I do not think we ever have so far.