Hot Spot: Space NK Apothecary
By Nick Burns
Photos: Courtesy of Space NK
I am a beauty junkie. My bathroom has more creams, potions, lotions and oils than Sephora and I am obsessed with taking care of my skin properly. However, most stores that carry skin care products for men treat male customers as an afterthought—burying their mens products in the back of the store as though the products misbehaved.
Meet Space NK, the latest UK export to cross the pond and land on Greene Street in Manhattan. Space NK is a welcome, calm oasis from the crazy beauty departments of big stores like Bloomingdale's and Sephora. Instead of the blasting techno and featuring row upon row of lipsticks and blush in every natural (and unnatural shade), Space NK offers a beautifully edited collection of popular and hard-to-find skin care, bath and body, shaving, and makeup products—including The Art of Shaving, Anthony Logistics, Amenity, Acqua di Parma, Caudalie, Ren, and Menscience Androceuticals. And don't miss the store's own Space NK line of products including the delicious Space NK Men Blue Body Wash and Shave Cream.
One of the greatest parts of the store—besides its beautiful, comfortable design—is that the items for men are located at the front of the store, so they are easy to find when you need to get in, get out, and get on with your life.
Soon, the store will also begin offering skin services, like Eve Lom facials, in private treatment rooms in the back. If you're not in New York City and would like to check out Space NK, you can shop online.