If you’re a Birchbox fan like me, you need to visit their store on your next trip to New York City! I love Birchbox. Getting a present delivered to your door every month for just $10 is the greatest. I don’t even track mine so it’s like a surprise party when it shows up. Plus, each box is customized for you, what’s not to love?!
I’ve had Birchbox subscriptions are various points. I’ll subscribe for 6 months, break up because I have too many samples or products of my own to use up, miss it, subscribe again. It’s a vicious cycle. So anyways, I’m a big fan. Last spring my girlfriends and I were planning a girl’s trip to New York City. While we were discussing what we wanted to do/where we wanted to go, I naturally had to suggest visiting the Birchbox store! I’d only heard about this mysterious store and knew that there was only one location. Which of course, only made me want to go even more.
Needless to say, my girlfriends were all on board. We checked into our hotel and ventured to Soho to seek out the Birchbox flagship store. When we arrived it was even better than I imagined, beautiful, sleek, and totally girly. I discovered that the Birchbox store is more than just a store, its an experience.
Here’s what’s so great about it:
BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox)
I’m not sure what’s better, getting a surprise Birchbox, or building you own! At the store I was able to choose 5 samples, 1 from each category (hair, skin etc.) It was SO fun! My goal was to choose products that I hadn’t tried before, but I did pick one favorite that I had previous received and really wanted to try again.
Buy the Products You’ve Discovered Through your Monthly Boxes
One of my favorite products Birchbox introduced me to is Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle (why is it so hard to find detangler for adults?!) Seeing one of my favorite products that I’ve only been able to buy online, right there on the store shelf was like spotting a unicorn!
Discover New Products
My girlfriends and I had a blast trying out the makeup. I even discovered a new Cargo eye shadow palette that I love (Summer in the City). We were really into finding new lip shades that day and tried a whole bunch. Another great product I discovered, Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint. I haven’t tried it as a cheek tint, but as a lip color, it’s beautiful and long-lasting! Tata Harper products are also 100% natural.
On the day we visited, beauty consultants were offering free hair and makeup to customers. The only requirement was to wait your turn. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time for the services, but definitely would have liked to have taken advantage of them! This summer they’ve offered complimentary masks, mini facials and skin consultations. If planning a visit, make sure to check out the Events section on their website.
Book Hair/Makeup Services
This is such a great idea if you’re enjoying yourself in the city for the day. Why not get pampered while you shop? Price list and appointment available here.
Schedule a totally customized experience for your bachelorette party, birthday, girl’s day, etc. You’ll be given a designated space and beauty consultants based on what you’re looking for that day. You’ll be able to truly experience the Birchbox store.
The store also features a Birchbox Man section on their bottom floor. We all have a man in our life who is not into being pampered, but desperately needs some grooming. If he’s not into getting a subscription, build him a box, buy him some products, or better yet, if he’s being dragged along with you, “encourage” him to try some out!
Next time I make it to the city, I will definitely be stopping in again! Make sure the Birchbox store is on your to-do list for your next city trip.
Want to read about one of my other favorite beauty products? See my Secret to a Long Lasting DIY Manicure.