Sunday, November 21, 2010

Top Pick- Smallflower ( Merz Apothecary,Chicago) An International Shopping Experience.





One of my favorite on line shopping sites is

http://www.smallflower.com/

 You can do all of your shopping here for Christmas and the rest of the year.


Brief History

The Apothecary was started in 1875 by a Chicago Pharmacist Peter Merz on Chicago's north side.
His clientele consisted mainly of European immigrants from the surrounding neighborhood.
He was of Swiss descent and focused on international traditional medicines and herbal treatments his customers were familiar with.
The store was bought in 1972 by a Pakistani immigrant named Abdul Qaiyum, who heard about the store from his German in laws. He introduced a thriving mail order catalog business. One of the main focuses of the business continued to be what it was since it was established in 1875, natural products,remedies from all over the world.
Qaiyum added a second location and expanded the inventory of homeopathic remedies and natural products. They offer natural skin care products,remedies,fragrance,snacks and personal care products from around the world.
The staff collectively speak seven languages and are from different corners of the earth. They offer products from 29 countries around the world.
In 1998 Qaiyum and his son started http://www.smallflower.com/ which offered products from the Apothecary and thousands of natural and homeopathic remedies from around the world.
I love to browse the site, learn about new products and remedies. When I visit I have a sense of nostalgia, of days gone by,you get that feeling when you visit smallflower.com and Merz Apothecary.

Chicago Loop
Merz Downtown
Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
312.781.6900
Open 7 Days A Week


Original Location
Merz Apothecary
4716 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
773.989.0900
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

Badedas Badedas Classic Bubble Bath



Badedas bubble bath- that wonderful pine scent, great in the fall and winter.

Grether's Blackcurrant Pastilles
Get the Blackcurrant flavor! addictive!

L'Aromarine Vanille Eau de Toilette 50ml Spray


One of the best versions of Vanilla I have ever tried!  great price!


Herbalind Glycerin Hand Cream

One of the best in the world, it really works.


Phyto Phyto 7 Hair Treatment

Deep conditioner that leaves hair super soft.

Claus Porto Banho (Citron Verbena) Bath Soap

Porto soaps, try the Verbena.


Royall Fragrances Royall Lyme All Purpose Lotion/Cologne

Limes, Limes and limes, bracing limes. You will be transported to Bermuda with this scent. Amazing for men and women. Get the boxed set for $25.00!

Ahava Ahava Dermud Hand Cream

Dead Sea remedies, Ahava all natural line.


Tiger Balm Tiger Balm Extra-Strength (Red)



Oldie but goodie, need I say more?


Kookaburra Pacifics Strawberry Licorice


yummy, this product can also be found at Whole Foods.


Yardley Lavender Eau de Toilette Spray

A vintage line on a vintage site. Great Yardley finds on small flower.

Nivea Nivea Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream w/COQ10



The old standby and many other items from this legendary line.


Klorane Quinine & Vitamin B Shampoo

Klorane all natural line of products.


4711 4711 Eau De Cologne Splash (Special Offer)

The original still loved and used by many all over the world.

I could list more of my favorites but it will take all day.

 Please log on to this site TODAY and Enjoy a wonderful shopping experience.
Check out the gifts and natural health sections so much to learn!

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