New Canaan's Fifth Cosmetics Store: Merle Norman

Merle Norman is scheduled to open sometime next week.


Merle Norman is set to join the likes of Space NK, Benefit Cosmetics, Cosmetics Boutique, and Bluemercury in the coming week. 

That brings the number of cosmetics boutiques up to five - a number that has not gone unnoticed by residents.

However, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tucker Murphy pointed out that, while five is a somewhat high number for such a small area, each store has its own niche and caters to different groups. 

" is high-end, it's big and covers everything;  appeals to maybe a younger crowd, it's very energetic and has its own line; has more than just beauty products, they've taken the office upstairs for procedural activity; , the owner is British and she has her own following," said Murphy. 

Murphy said she's glad to see the options here in town, giving residents access to all the products they want without having to leave town to get them. 

"Women become very committed to a brand and they'll leave to go to a mall or a department store to get what they want, and once we've lost them, they're gone," said Murphy. 

Is five stores too many?

Darcy Fitzpatrick July 18, 2012 at 03:15 PM
As an Avon Rep I say yes
Richard Cranium July 18, 2012 at 06:29 PM
I'm surprised there is not a men's shop dedicated to all the closet metro-sexuals in New Canaan.
Sheryl Shaker July 18, 2012 at 09:22 PM
G Albert barber spa is an option for men. http://patch.com/A-nJ3n
Jessica July 20, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Merle Norman has a men's line. It's wonderful. My husband uses it. And all the products are made in the U.S.A.
Stephanie Lynn July 20, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Hi, I'm Stephanie Lynn and I am the small business studio owner at Merle Norman Cosmetics & Boutique. My team and I are excited to open our doors on Monday, July 23rd to meet and greet all of our New Canaan neighbors! We have been working very hard to revamp our studio on 4 South Avenue, and invite you in to see the changes, as well as, learn about the services that I offer in our studio and at your home!


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