01-18-2014, 01:32 PM
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I'm headed to New York next week on business, and this is the first trip since taking up DE shaving last year. Can those in the know post about stores that have some cool inventory, software or hardware? That goes for gritty mom and pop stores or luxury chain locations.

I'll be staying at the Doubletree Metropolitan (near the Waldorf) for those wishing to dial it in close.

First order of business is to buy some DE blades somewhere. Feathers? Or drugstore cheapies it is.

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 01-18-2014, 01:36 PM
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Two words: Pasteur Pharmacy.

Check out this thread:
http://shavenook.com/thread-pasteur-nyc-pictures

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 01-18-2014, 04:24 PM
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  • Fab
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You have Pasteur in 2 locations:

53 E 34th St(between Madison Ave & Park Ave)
806 Lexington Ave (between 62nd St & 63rd St)

You are in mid way between the 2.

There is also "The Art of Shaving"

373 MADISON AVE (Between 45th St and 46th St)
520 MADISON AVE (between 53rd st and 54th St)

E-Shave on Rockefeller Center

Crabtree & Evelin on Rockefeller Center

Loccitane
1598 Broadway (48th St.)
Rockefeller Center 610 Fifth Avenue(49th St.)

C.O Bigelow 414 6th Ave (9th Street)

For blades, you can go to Pasteur, they have everything you could possible imagine. Drugstores have only their own brand of blades and are in most cases more expensive than a good blade at Pasteur.

Happy shoppingSmile

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 01-18-2014, 05:15 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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You MUST go to Pasteur Pharmacy, Either store is great! Try both, but if you only make it to one, make it the 34th street storeHeart...Oh most important, they are cash only!!!

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 01-18-2014, 06:06 PM
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  • Agravic
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Believe the hype ...

Pasteur Pharmacy.

Biggrin

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 01-18-2014, 06:18 PM
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(01-18-2014, 05:15 PM)LORDBISHOP Wrote: You MUST go to Pasteur Pharmacy, Either store is great! Try both, but if you only make it to one, make it the 34th street storeHeart...Oh most important, they are cash only!!!

Signs011 Leon runs the 34th St store, very nice person. Bit of advice, as soon as you walk in grab one of the small plastic shopping bins, you will need it Tongue Leon has quite a selection from around the world, enjoy your trip !

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 01-18-2014, 06:42 PM
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If given the choice, go to the Pasteur's on 34th and Park. The aisles are slightly wider and the selection is larger.

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 01-19-2014, 03:05 AM
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Pasteur's it is.

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 01-19-2014, 04:36 AM
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I really appreciate the heads up. Maybe I'll post some pictures here for those interested. Trip is this coming Wednesday through Friday.

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 01-19-2014, 07:30 AM
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  • Johnny
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Pictures are mandatory.Biggrin

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 01-19-2014, 10:26 AM
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Pasteur Pharmacy is shaving heaven! This is a must. I would love to get there. Like Johnny says Pics are a must.

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 01-19-2014, 08:24 PM
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Don't forget to say a friendly "hello" to the other browsing gentlemen (and their bored and impatient wives, girlfriends and daughters). It's a very good bet that they are a fellow forum member.

I, for one, particularly enjoy chatting during my lunch hour with other foreign wet shavers (i.e., anyone not blessed with living or working in the center of the universe known as ManhattanTongue) during their solemn and holy pilgrimage, err . . . casual tourist stop, at either store.

If you have any money remaining after your excursion, take a short walk to the Empire State building or any other great NYC attraction in midtown. I personally like to head over to Grand Central Station a pick-up a freshly baked black-and-white cookie from Juniors Bakery (upper or lower level of GCS).

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 01-20-2014, 01:16 AM
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I work in times square and have yet to venture over... planning to in the spring for sure.

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 01-20-2014, 04:57 AM
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  • ojinsa
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What about MiN NY? I sometimes get emails from them and they look like they have a legit shaving section. Have any of the NYC folks stopped in for some shaving goods?

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 01-20-2014, 05:06 AM
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(01-18-2014, 06:06 PM)Agravic Wrote: Believe the hype ...

Pasteur Pharmacy.

Biggrin

+1

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 01-21-2014, 07:39 PM
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Cambridge Chemists is across the street from Pasteurs at the uptown location.

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 01-22-2014, 12:55 AM
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(01-20-2014, 04:57 AM)ojinsa Wrote: What about MiN NY? I sometimes get emails from them and they look like they have a legit shaving section. Have any of the NYC folks stopped in for some shaving goods?
I stop in at all the listed shaving stores when in NYC. Never miss out on Min NY. Last month I visited and gave in to a beautiful festooned blonde TI 6/8. I escape Pasteurs empty handed as often as not, but never Min. While the selection is much smaller, they have items not found at Pasteurs, plus room to move! Better yet, they are a short walk to Santa Maria Novella Lafco. The wife gets to splurge there and that goes a long way in keeping her patient at the other stops.

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 01-23-2014, 01:44 AM
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(01-20-2014, 04:57 AM)ojinsa Wrote: What about MiN NY? I sometimes get emails from them and they look like they have a legit shaving section. Have any of the NYC folks stopped in for some shaving goods?

This is the first time I've heard of it.. will make it point to check it out.

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 01-23-2014, 02:53 AM
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  • Shaun
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Got my first Polsilver Browns from Pasteur's on 34th and Park, a little expensive I recall, but what the heck; I was on holiday Smile I now rate Polsivers as one of the best blades ever. Wizament Polsivers. Coolest kind of souvenir. Lots of Simpson brushes too, but didn't spot any Somersets lurking Smile

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 01-28-2014, 06:06 PM
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Well, Pastuer's lived up to the billing -- just about every soap, cream, aftershave, etc. that one could ask for on the the shelves. I splurged and bought a Myrsol Limon, and also a Speick stick. And some blades for the trip.

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