Vert finally opened their one-and-only location on Abbot Kinney this week, and I stopped in to take a peek!
What a great store! After becoming enveloped in soothing scents of candles and room diffusers, I was immediately greeted by the friendly and helpful Amy. She was more than happy to walk me through their products and store philosophy: They only buy products that are either organic or all-natural. Everything is eco-friendly – even their jewelry! (no blood diamonds at this store.) And their nailpolish! (formaldehyde free!)
I was shocked and thrilled to see that they sell some of my favorite and exclusive products – including an eye cream by Arcona that I normally trek all the way to Santa Monica for. Some other notable goodies I spotted: mineral cosmetics by Jane Iredale and Bare Escentuals, candles and home fragrance by Red Flower, and oodles of heavenly body products by Aesop and Natropathica.
Their website lists all of the various lines they carry – most of which are hard to find! Renata Helfman, the visionary behind Vert, has really selected some excellent products. (Don’t miss the chance to learn makeup tricks from this Hollywood Makeup Artist – she’ll be giving educational sessions periodically to share her knowledge of beauty and green-living.)
Stop in and say hello! I’ll be dragging my husband there this weekend to check out the dainty sparkly things in their jewelry case. (dibs on the teeny star earrings!)