Beauty Apothecaries That Should Be On Your Radar

We love an afternoon spent at Ulta, Sephora, or any other mecca of a beauty store, browsing the aisles with the best of them. But sometimes, doesn't it feel a tad magical to stumble on an outlet that's totally new and undiscovered?

Allow us to introduce you to these beauty apothecaries — a breed of exclusive emporiums that offer a carefully crafted menu of hard-to-find brands, niche natural products, and specialty (read: pampering) services. The unique shops value quality over quantity, and some of them even sell their own in-house creations.

Sound like your cup of tea? We've rounded up some of our favorites from across the country.

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