We like to think of department stores as adult versions of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory—there’s a different delight (Lipstick! Studded handbags! Stiletto shoes!) at every turn. The cherry on top? More and more beauty brands are beginning to offer spa services right on-site. Check out four must-visit destinations for the next time you’re in need of a little mid-shop pick-me-up.
1. La Prairie at Bergdorf Goodman
The brand’s newly-renovated space inside Bergdorf Goodman’s flagship store is more spacious than most N.Y.C. apartments. Inside the private treatment room, you can enjoy a 60-minute Swiss Indulgence facial, which includes a peel-off mask and luxurious hand and arm massage using La Prairie’s signature caviar-infused skin care.
Starring product: La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream
La Prairie | $440
2. Amorepacific at Bloomingdale’s
Amorepacific has brought its Korean skin-care expertise to private spa rooms inside Bloomingdale’s N.Y.C. flagship store. You can sneak in the “Bloomiescape” facial during your lunch hour: The 30-minute treatment involves a double-cleanse and gentle exfoliation topped off with a custom mask.
Starring product: Amorepacific Treatment Cleansing Oil
Amore Pacific | $50
3. Le Métier de Beauté at Neiman Marcus
Ready to up you skin-care game, but not sure where to start? Inside private spa rooms within Neiman Marcus stores, you can score a hands-on skin-care lesson with pros from Le Métier de Beauté. Best of all, the service is totally gratis. (But we’re willing to bet you’ll walk away with at least one of the brand’s signature serums.)
Starring product: Le Métier de Beauté Instant Line Perfecting Serum
Le Metier de Beaute | $150
4. Clé de Peau at Bergdorf Goodman
Book an appointment at Clé de Peau’s Espace spa within Bergdorf Goodman, and you’ll be ushered into a Japanese-inspired room. The brand's signature Synactif Purifying and Brightening Facial uses products laced with skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and detoxifying green tea.
Starring product: Clé de Peau Synactif Lotion
Cle de Peau Beaute | $175