Patyka, An Exercise In Practicing What You Preach
The charming apothecary is alive and well in New York’s West Village—reaching beyond C.O. Bigelow’s monolithic Sixth Avenue digs and stretching down to Carmine Street, where the first stand-alone Patyka store in the United States recently opened its doors. Decorated with mostly earth tones, the 450-square-foot space is the visual embodiment of the French company’s commitment to making sophisticated organic products in a simple but luxurious way. Vintage and repurposed fixtures adorn the cabinets and oak tables display face care products, body oils, washes, fragrances, and more from all three of Patyka’s full lines. Stocking Biokaliftin, the most effective organic cosmeceuticals on
the market; its classic line of signature skincare products, which have been repackaged in PET instead of glass to minimize the company’s carbon footprint; and the new Green line, a diffusion (read: affordable) body and face line in which nothing exceeds $19, the store serves as both calming retail oasis and high-brow recycling depot: As part of Patyka’s commitment to sustainable beauty, there will be a redemption service for any/all empty bottles brought in.
Patyka is located at 33 Carmine Street, between Bleecker and Bedford streets
in New York City.