Boutique Travel

Space NK Boutique – 31 Prince Street in Nolita

June 30, 2016

Last week I stopped by a few of my favorite beauty shops in NYC. Living in Southern California I am lucky to have access to most brands but often times don’t have a free standing boutique near me for some stores to get the full experience. I was beyond thrilled to stop by Space NK’s newest New York Boutique on 31 Prince Street in Nolita. This was my first time inside a free standing store and it is a beauty lover’s dream come true. Between Space NK and Birchbox Soho – you literally have all your beauty and grooming (for men) needs covered. Both stock a wide variety of mid to high end beauty brands and from the looks of it, they have everything one could need and in travel sizes too. As I was oohing and aaahing at all the shelves in Space NK, by I thought to myself I should have skipped the stress of trying to hoard minis and pack all my liquids into a quart size bag (since I travel carry-on style) and made this store my first stop in once I arrived in the city.
The store is located on the corner of Prince and Mott – it’s one of the most charming beauty spaces I’ve been inside. There’s a lot stocked in the store covering skincare, hair care, cosmetics and more – at the same time it’s very spacious with a wide open feeling that gives it a luxurious feel. Walking inside is pretty amazing – I could not help but wish that I had a space like this in my home. Displays are organized by brand and product type. Skincare is split into different walls for the natural brands, more techy brands etc. I had just missed a Dr. Lancer appearance and book signing which happened at the store a few days prior. There are decicated areas for Lancer Skincare.

Wall of skincare featuring By Terry, Chantecaille, Sunday Riley, Eve Lom, Tata Harper:

So much love for By Terry, can I have one of everything please?

The Hourglass display complete with Ambient Lighting Powders, Foundations, Brushes and more:

Eve Lom foundations and powders to the left, Smith & Cult to the right:

More beauty from Kevyn Aucoin and Lord and Berry:



Wall of heaven stocked with Oribe minis, Ouai, Sachajuan, Gloss Moderne and more: 

Brow kiosk and Lipstick Queen:

Close up of Oribe heaven, full size wall and then stocked travel size minis:

Overall a must-stop if you visit New York City. There are quite a few Space NK stores located through the city, I was glad I stopped by this one as it’s in a cute neighborhood and Diptyque is just around the corner. It has a similar vibe and feel to the dedicated Space NK sections you may see inside a Bloomingdale’s (which I also love) but being able to visit a separate store is really a must if you can.
Many thanks to Space NK for allowing me to take photos inside their beautiful store. Next time I’m in New York I won’t be packing a lot of items, I know now that I can simply stop by here and purchase what I need as they carry my favorite brands.

Have you been inside a Space NK store before? I know they are all over the US but this is my first time visiting a dedicated store. Hope you enjoyed this peek into their space! Snippets on their social too @spacenkusa – something I live vicariously through since I don’t have a store near me. It’s nice to see snapshots of their stores around the country and new launch sneak peeks.

P.S. There’s a summer sale going on right now, some items are marked up to 50% off πŸ™‚

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  • The space seems like a joy to shop in!

    • It is! I have fun in most any Space NK space, but seeing a full store was amazing!

  • What a glorious space!!! This is what my heaven looks like. What a great idea to not pack your travel size items & just hit this store when you get there. I may plan my trips based on Space NK locations.
    I have visited one free-standing store in Santa Barbara (Montecito country mart). It was absolutely beautiful and the girls there were beyond kind and helpful. (it was my sister's birthday & they gave her a free mini-facial & makeover).

    • Hi Soni – sorry for the delay in getting back, but yes I think being able to have one near is quite convenient πŸ™‚ This was my first time in a store, but others I've stopped by in Bloomies have always been great to shop at πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    I think this location used to be Face Stockholm.

  • Kim

    There's a Space NK inside the Bloomingdale's here in SF (just a bit larger than a counter), and one in Marin but a full size store is opening soon just a few blocks away from me on Fillmore and I can't wait! They carry so many brands that I love and ones I've been wanting to check out. Going to be great to have it so close by (but also bad for my wallet!)

  • Alix

    I want to go to there.

  • OMG!
    Beautuful Store! I wish we had one here in Houston.
    btw I think I need the by terry sun designer palette its gorgeous!

  • My only gripe about Space NK is they carry a lot of ranges with a lot of products in the range but keep stock very low which often means you go into the store to try something out and they dont have it in stock just the tester. So then you have to go to the website to order. Can be really frustrating but they do sell a great range of brands and I like that they tend to carry a brand's entire collection. But they really do feel like an apothecary experience and I would be lost without them as they are my go to for Kevyn Aucoin, By Terry and Chantecaille…….and Artis makeup brushes.

  • I very much enjoy your travel and everyday pictures. You have a terrific eye for photography! Thank you for sharing.

  • I've never heard of this store before but it looks like makeup/beauty heaven! The next time I take a visit to SoHo, I'll need to stop in. I can already see a few things I'm eyeing just by the pictures you've taken, haha. πŸ™‚

    Xo, Meliza Joyce | melizajoyce.blogspot.com

  • Space NK Heaven, i love shopping in Space NK here in England πŸ™‚
    Beautiful shots too hun xo