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Kiehl's Opens First Brooklyn Boutique on Montague Street

By Nikhita Venugopal | January 28, 2014 3:17pm
 Kiehl's will open its first Brooklyn boutique at 124 Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights on Jan. 31.
Kiehl's will open its first Brooklyn boutique at 124 Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights on Jan. 31.
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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Capture that glowing skin.

Skincare brand Kiehl’s is opening its first Brooklyn boutique this week with a permanent photo booth and a “SkinProfile Diagnostic Device,” a smartphone-like camera with a dedicated optic lens that can assess the condition of customers’ skin with a 3D-look, store reps said.

Kiehl’s, which started in 1851 as an old-world East Village apothecary, will bring its line of skin, hair and body care products to Brooklyn Heights at at 124 Montague St. with a grand opening Jan. 31, the store announced.

The store's opening will include a skate clinic from local business Homage Brooklyn Skate Shop & Skate Academy, which will give away complimentary passes for weekend group lessons. Kiehl’s will also donate $5,000 to Friends of Douglass/Greene Park, a neighborhood association that serves Thomas Greene Park in Gowanus, according to a statement.

“We’re delighted that they are going to donate $5,000,” said Sue Wolfe, president of the group’s board. Wolfe added that some of the money would benefit the Gowanus Grind, an annual event in April.

Kiehl’s will also offer a “shave bar” and counter for men, and will encourage customers to return empty product bottles, jars and tubes in exchange for complimentary products.

“As a New York born-and-bred company, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our first store in Brooklyn,” said Chris Salgardo, president of Kiehl’s USA, in a statement.

“We did everything possible to bring a modern version of our original store across the bridge, and I look forward to introducing our new community to our skin care, our customer service, and our story.”