Cos Bar to Open First New York Store
The hugely popular Denver beauty store, Cos Bar, just announced it is opening it's first New York location. The 1,300-square-foot store will be in the new Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan.
"We've had so many requests to do New York," Founder and president Lily Garfield told WWD. "This is right up Cos Bar's alley. It's so unbelievable what's going on downtown with the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Memorial. Every 10 blocks you go, there's a new neighborhood. [Brookfield Place] is a new neighborhood being created that is high end and super luxury. It's a very small radius. I love that little pocket of New York. There's a lot of history down there."
"It's going to be our primary beauty brand," said Ed Hogan, national director of leasing at Brookfield Properties. "They really are very well known in the industry and at the top of their game. They have the premier brands. It's a great accomplishment for the project that they recognized the neighborhood we're creating. They're very smart and really know their consumer. Selling them on Brookfield Place was easy in that we were able to demonstrate that their customer lives and works in the neighborhood."
In their 38 years of business, Cos Bar has opened 13 stores in eight states and now their main focus will be the New York store. The Brookfield Place unit will feature "a whole different concept," Garfield said. "It will have mini branded shops-in-shop. It will have some of our tried-and-true layouts and merchandising."
The Cos Bar started as a single store by Owner & President Lily Garfield over a quarter of a century ago in the beautiful resort town of Aspen, Colorado. Since then, it has grown into thirteen stores in eight different states. Lily chooses products based on their results - makeup in the latest colors, pigments and long-wear technology - skincare to match your concerns about moisture level, firming, fine lines, fatigue, uneven skin tone, or wrinkles - fragrances to make your own personal statement - bath & body in luxurious textures and fragrances using the highest quality of ingredients - men's lines designed specifically for men using lighter, non-greasy moisturizing textures and portable, sturdy packaging - accessories in the trendiest fashions and home fragrances to complete your home and travel needs.