early 160 years ago, Kiehl's was founded as an old-world apothecary, providing natural skin moisturizers, eye treatments, body oils and lotions in New York’s East Village neighborhood–and the brand became popular around the world.
Now, Kiehl’s has opened Michigan’s first flagship store in the Somerset Collection in Troy, featuring throwback charm with its men’s shaving bar, personal consultation tables and Kiehl’s signature motorcycle.
Chris Salgardo, president of Kiehl’s USA, said the company opened the store because metro Detroiters were traveling as far away as New York City to shop in an actual store instead of a department store.
The 720-square-foot store, featuring exposed brick walls and a restored wood floor, is stocked with all Kiehl’s products, including its most popular Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion, Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream, and the best-selling Ultra Facial Moisturizer.
“This is the No. 1-selling moisturizer for us around the world,” Salgardo says. “It’s a great moisturizer that basically provides 24 hours of hydration from the moment you put it on.”