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New York City is getting another Cos—but not the one we've been eagerly awaiting for the past few months. Cos Bar, a Denver-based high-end cosmetics store with locations in "wealthy pockets" of the country, is opening its first location in Manhattan at—where else—Brookfield Place.
The company's other locations (as well as its e-shop) carry skincare, fragrances, makeup, bath and body products, and men's lines, from brands like Bulgari, Cartier, Clinique, Deborah Lippmann, Jenny Patinkin, Killian, Nars, Omorovicza, Oribe, Prada, Serge Normant, St. Tropez, Tom Ford, and plenty more.
WWD writes that the new store will have small shop-in-shops for particular brands but "no open-sell area in the store in order to maintain the high service standards." Instead, it seems the focus will be on direct staff-shopper interaction.
Cos Bar's owners Lily Garfield and her son Oliver explained to the paper that they were "impressed" with Brookfield's concierge services (if you live within ten blocks of the center, you'll be able to cash in on delivery services). Brookfield's national director of leasing adds that Cos Bar will be their "primary beauty brand," and that there are no other stores at Brookfield without tenants.
· Cos Bar Opening at Brookfield Place [WWD]
· Cos Bar [Official Site]