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C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries

Map & Directions 414 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
  • Sun 8:30am-5pm, Mon-Fri 7:30am-9pm, Sat 8:30am-7pm


Village Voice's Description

If I had a child, I bet she'd love to try tutti-frutti-flavored Tylenol. With piA+-a colada-flavored pain killers for parents, and Angus beef and tuna tinctures for pets, it is actually possible to administer medication to the entire family with minimal effort. C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries is magical in other ways as well: The oldest apothecary in the country, it's been standing on Sixth Avenue since 1838! Its historic walls house one of the city's largest selections of homeopathic remedies and also contain countless long-lost potions and lotions and even makeup, their own line.

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  • HuffPost on 07/14/10

    Though this pharmacy is now owned by The Limited, they maintain their independent feel, carrying their own line of products along with more typical merchandise.

  • Racked on 09/20/10

    Notable for its selection of hard-to-find beauty products, including European imports and a well-loved house line. The space is old-fashioned and charming. [Racked 38 Member]

  • Racked on 04/18/13

    A destination for those who prefer their retail laced with history instead of topped with buttercream frosting, this 171-year-old pharmacy is notable for its selection of hard-to-find beauty products.

  • Teen Vogue on 11/01/10

    I grew up two blocks away from this beauty emporium, which still retains an old-world charm. Bonus: I’ve spotted celebs like Julia Roberts and Kate Moss shopping here! —Eva Chen, beauty director

  • Birchbox on 07/06/11

    Sure, there's NARS and Dr. Hauschka but we really love C.O. Bigelow's own line of natural skincare. Two perpetual faves: Mentha Lip Balm and Rose Salve. Affordable enough to invest in several.

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