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Merz Apothecary

4716 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2010
+1 773-989-0900
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Feel Good Playground

I knew on my first visit it would not be my last! I returned 2 other times (and yes made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clearwater, Florida
favorite shop ever

This shop is one my favorite destinations. It has a wonderful family owned time honored tradition... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Ann W
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4716 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2010
+1 773-989-0900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew on my first visit it would not be my last! I returned 2 other times (and yes made substantial purchases) during the same week and brought friends with me. Everyone left with happy faces having found unique selections of feel good favorites -...More

Thank joanns123
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This shop is one my favorite destinations. It has a wonderful family owned time honored tradition feel with welcoming knowledgeable employees. It reminds me of Europe, but has a unique friendliness that the shop of this type across continents would not have. It has everything...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Visited Merz Downtown in the Palmer House Hotel. It's a small shop but a huge selection of European and niche/boutique brands, as well as some larger and better-known brands. Pleasantly surprised by the fragrance selections, although of course they didn't stock the one Penhaligon's I...More

Thank LesleyVirginia
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here to gather some gifts to take home for friends. We were blown away by the selection and the high quality options available here. This is such a cute historic shop and we were able to pick up some great gifts for...More

Thank Lacey L
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to Merz ever since I was a young adult. I'm of German descent and I'll often visit and call my German momma to ask what she needs, and there is always something on her list. The space is cramped and that just...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I love coming here to get gifts for the ladies in my life. The selection of soaps, lotions, and other necessities is outstanding. And it's not just for women; they have a great selection. Of men's products too. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly....More

Thank Joelamountain
Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you are into traditional wet shaving, this is your place in Chicago. The prices are better than Art of Shaving, and the selection is very good. Lots of shaving soaps, brushes, double-edge safety razors, and after-shaves. They also have a really nice selection of...More

Thank Charles89145
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The apothecary expanded, adding a whole attached shop for shaving. It's expensive, but the service is friendly and you can ask for test strips. Warning: the smell of shaving products is very strong.

Thank ExpattyCake
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stocked with every lotion, soap, and fragrance the mind can imagine. Some hard to find items and a nice supply of razors and creams for men really left me impressed. Between the baby, my wife and myself there was definitely something for all of us!...More

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A Chicago must! Located in the ground floor next to the Palmer House, they sell imported specialty soaps and elixirs and scents, holistic tinctures and whipped up fixes, many used by Europeans for centuries. Everything nicely arranged. They have a baby department for natural baby...More

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