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If you look at the list of Kiehl's locations on the beauty brand's website, you'll see that 841 Lexington Avenue is included among the New York stores. As things stand, Upper East Siders don't exactly have to hunt to find Kiehl's products—among other stores, Bergdorf, Barneys, and Zitomer all carry them—but at the moment, there's no dedicated retail space operated by the Kiehl's company. So what's up with 841 Lexington?
Well, it's an apartment building on the corner of 64th Street and Lex, it was built in 1929, and it appears that Kiehl's would like to turn its storefront into their first real Upper East Side space. Since the building is part of the Upper East Side Historic District, they would have to go through the Landmarks Preservation Commission to make changes; a request to install signage and replace the storefront infill will go in front of the committee on October 19.
A rep for Kiehl's told us that the company has no plans to open anything in New York in 2010, but did say that the Upper East Side is an attractive location for them. And given that it's already October, we'd bet a bottle of Creme de Corps lotion that the store opens at 841 Lexington sometime next year.
· Store Locator [Kiehl's]
· Public Hearing Calendar [LPC]