The quaint Merz Apothecary in Lincoln Square packs a serious modern punch. Don’t be fooled by the polite customer service, old fashioned product knowledge and classic wood paneling, this one-stop-shop is a hip paradise for those on the hunt to up the game in their health and beauty regimen.
How can they be so cool with the times? The family-owned business—check out their feature in our Small Business Saturday story!—stocks the dusted daily shelves with over 13,000 products. Owner Anthony Qaiyum shops for hundreds of these products to find the best new items out there and since we’re smack dab in the middle of our Men’s issue, we asked owner Anthony to pick his grooming favorites. And surprisingly, even with 13,000 products to choose from, he knew exactly what to share. Stocking stuffers? You bet your bottom dollar. See Anthony’s favorites below. >>
THE MORNING ROUTINE
From the perfect face tonic—yes, gents, you need that, too—to a Chicago-made comb that is a serious piece of art, Anthony dissects what should be in every modern man’s dopp kit these days.
A. MEN’S GROOMING SET, $69.95, BY PFEILRING
Anthony says: For those on your list with a beard or moustache, this compact leather set is the perfect gift. It has a very sharp scissors for accurate trimming along with a 2-in-1 comb/brush. READ MORE >>