- Aedes de Venustas
9 Christopher Street, 212-206-8674, www.aedes.com
With its plush red-velvet carpet and antique cabinets filled with pricey European products, this intimate shop is the height of old-world charm. Since it moved to its new location last year, J.Lo, Liv Tyler, and Gwen Stefani have all stopped by to stock up on their favorite products, like $50 Acqua di Parma lavender perfume and the Santa Maria Novella line, which originated in a 1640 Florentine convent: Their Iris whitening toothpaste costs $11. Extra bonus: The cute German couple who run the shop will gift-wrap ($6.50) with fresh flowers and ribbons—just the way Madonna likes it.
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From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.