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Merz Apothecary, Chicago

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Our family owned and run pharmacy has been a staple on Chicago's Northside since 1875. With a large selection of natural health products, personal care items, and hard-to-find favorites from around the world, Merz Apothecary continues to focus on attaining true health through mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

Come visit us and allow our knowledgeable staff to guide you through our outstanding assortment of fine skin care, niche fragrance, men's grooming goods, premium supplements, herbal teas, and more! You'll discover our goal is still the same as it was on opening day in 1875: to provide the best service and products to help our customers lead happier, healthier lives.
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  • I have been been shopping there for nearly 45 years since I was a child. Some items are a little pricey, but others are decently priced. I am fond of light, unique scents. One scent I am...  more »
  • I found Merz online while looking for German made Nivea shampoo few years ago and it became my main source of hair/skin care products that I couldn’t find in regular pharmacies. Last year I finally...  more »
  • Cozy, old-fashioned apothecary shop filled to the ceiling with essential oils, soaps, herbs, cough drops, toothbrushes, perfumes, and everything you could possibly imagine at such a place. Plus a collection of the original hand-labeled glass jars in which the original apothecary kept their herbs. Cool place!
  • What a local gem! Stopped by this morning in search of an all-natural shampoo. I have super sensitive skin, and have been struggling to find something that cleans my hair but doesn’t tear my scalp to shreds. The woman who helped me today was wonderful. She helped me find what I was looking for, and gave me a few samples to try at home. I will definitely be back; even if this shampoo doesn’t work, I know I will find one that does at Merz!

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