Beauty, Home, New York, ObsessionsSmitten by Space NK

A couple weeks ago, we visited Space NK at their U.S. flagship location in Soho – and we’ve officially declared it as one of our new favorite beauty resources. Space NK is a wonderful apothecary that carries a carefully edited selection of beauty products. Founder Nicky Kinnaird originally launched the first store in the U.K. with the mission to offer “high quality, original and effective beauty products from innovators and specialists around the world.” We can certainly attest that Space NK delivers on that statement.

Nicky graciously gave us a private tour, walking us through each line that she carries whilst dispensing knowledge about skincare and spa. We found a great mix of well-known and up-and-coming brands. For example, we discovered lines such as Face Boutique, Eve Lom, Zelens, Huiles et Balmes, Institut Esthederm and Talika that we can’t wait to try out.

She also introduced us to the Space NK signature line, which is truly one of the best signature lines that we’ve come across. Everything – from the scents to the packaging – was reflective of the care and attention that Kinnaird put into her Space NK brand.

When developing the fragrances for her line, she worked with famed perfumer Chris Sheldrake, who is currently at Chanel. In fact, we immediately became obsessed with their Alfresco Living candle ($55). The candles, which each burn for 50 hours, are inspired by Nicky’s international travels; the Alfresco Living scent is specifically intended to replicate a summer garden, with “a herbal balsamic blend of basil, tomato leaf and fresh garden mint.” We’re so in love with it that all we can say is this: it’s beyond delicious and a new obsession for us now!

Whether you’re a native New Yorker or bound for the Big Apple, we highly recommend swinging by the shop, as you’re sure to discover something new! Space NK is located at 99 Greene St. in Soho (and other locations) or check out the Space NK website.


  1. gavelect  |  11 November 2008 at 6:29 AM

    One of my friends helped Space NK launch online and they done a fantastic job highlighting all there beauty products.

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