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Fresh

872 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 40.73774 -73.99008
at 18th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-1100 Send to Phone
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  • Type: Beauty Store
  • Services: Makeup Application
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Official Website

fresh.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Husband and wife team Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg looked to their Russian roots when they launched Fresh in 1991. Inspired by the traditional herbal remedies of their homeland, as well as organic ingredients like sugar and sake, they created a line of vegetable-based bar soaps. Today the soaps, wrapped like miniature gifts in colorful cotton paper, share the chain of Fresh stores' clean white shelves with fragrances, makeup, skin scrubs, and hair care potions. The airy beauty emporiums feel like 1940s powder rooms: Gray and white tile floors, pedestal sinks, and grown-up girly packaging call to mind silver-screen sirens in silky robes and high-heeled kitten slippers, spritzing perfume at the vanity. Alcohol-free mascara is the stores' best selling item but Fresh is probably best known for cult-favorites like Brown Sugar Body Polish, shea butter-infused lip glosses, and Sugar fragrance. Milk, soy, and rice infuse the shampoos, conditioners, and face products, and yummy-sounding concoctions don't sacrifice moisture for a sweet smell. Noted for its keen sense of design and the quality of its products, Fresh is also a go-to place for gifts like vintage-y soap trays, tumblers, and accessories. Fun, useful in-store events and unique seasonal launches ensure new eye-candy at every visit.

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