If you’re making an effort to come to Manhattan Chinatown for K-beauty/Asian Beauty shopping, visit these other stores that are in the same area. I’ve listed it in this particular order for best efficiency if you’re coming out of the Canal Street subway station 6, N, R, Q or Z trains. I plan to keep adding to this guide and I made a special Google Map with all these places listed!!! SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW THE MAP and see how you can print it out too. Bookmark/subscribe to my blog for updates! I’m just making a quick post out of this for now since there was a reader referencing this on a forum! Last updated: Jan 18, 2016 – Click to see the full list! 

If you're wondering where this graffiti is located, it's on Allen St and Division St.
If you’re wondering where this graffiti is located, it’s on Allen St and Division St.
  • Nature Republic, 151 Centre St, New York, NY 10013naturerepublicyelp_nyc_chinatown_kbeauty_web
    (b/t Walker St & Canal St)
    Closest to the train station, starting here makes the most sense. I will hopefully do a Photo Tour of this store as well. This is a liscenced store conveniently located right next to a subway entrance. It’s small but stocks a lot on its shelves. There’s also a full blown Nature Republic on Union Sq too that’s under direct ownership from the Nature Republic corporate offices in Korea. 
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    Union Sq. Yelp
  • Tony Moly (Chinatown), 234-238 Canal St,
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    (Inside New Land Plaza building)

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    It’s Across the street from Nature Republic and a bit tucked away from the touristy Canal Street because it’s actually inside the New Land Plaza building (entrance to the shared building is on Canal but the true entrance to the storefront is on Walker Street. 

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  • New Kam Man, 200 Canal St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013IMG_3521_New_Kam_Man_kbeauty_chinatown_web
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    Sheet masks and cleansers galore here. Leaders Insolution, My Beauty Diary, Mediheal, and Japanese skincare selection is heavy. Hardly any makeup except for a few BB creams (IPKN, Dr. Jart).
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  • oo35mm, 81 Mott St, 2nd Fl New York, NY 10013 (b/t Canal St & Bayard St) IMG_5576_oo35mm_Chinatown_kbeauty_web
    This store has a lot of photos on yelp already. They are very on-trend and have a good pulse on the market. They carry low to high-end products ranging from Japanese to Korean beauty. It’s on the second floor and they manage to carry a lot of items in those white little cubbies. All the newest items hot that are being talked about are probably in stock here first.
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  • The Yeon, 79 Mott St, New York, NY 10013 (Next door to oo35mm!) 
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    Smaller store than the one on Division St or The Yeon new location 79 Mott Street New York City ChinatownFlushing but carries trending products from Korea like the horse oil, Cloud 9 cream, It’s Skin Prestige Snail and Ginseng line, Elizaveccaa line, and hydrogel eye patches and even flash tattoos. Right next door to oo35mm.
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  • The Face Shop, 6-B Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013
    (b/t Canal St & Bayard St)
    Spacious store, bigger than the ktown location. the face shop chinatown nyc new york city mott streetThey will give you a 10% Student Discount with valid student ID. Pretty good with giving you free samples and they also have a membership card specific to the Chinatown location.
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    Official Site
  • Everyday Beauty Lab, 115 Bowery, New York, NY 10002Everyday Beauty Lab Photo Tour Store Visit K-beauty Chinatown NYC
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    This is the first two-level Asian beauty emporium in Manhattan filled with a very wide selection in sheet masks and carries products that range from the very affordable to the very premium likes of The History of Whoo, O HUI, Isa Knox and Sooreyhan. What it lacks in makeup, it makes up for in skincare and false eyelashes. Note that it does not carry Missha skincare like its Everyday Beauty parent company but it carries Missha’s color cosmetics.
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  • Amore, 7 Catherine St, New York, NY 10002
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    They carry IOPE, Laneige, Sulwhasoo and a few items from Aritaum and Mamonde! The Aritaum site advertises that it’s products are sold along with its brothers and sisters under this operation name, Amore. Although “Amore” hints that it might carry the Amore Pacific line, it doesn’t and instead carries the company’s sub-lines as mentioned above. (You can find Amore Pacific at Sephora or Bergdorf Goodman.) There are a bunch of these Amore stores in Flushing in one in 8th Ave Brooklyn but this Amore location in Chinatown is the newest one (opened in 2013).
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  • The Beauty Shop, 57 Division St, Manhattan, NY 10002

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    This shop has been distributing The History of Whoo, O HUI and ISA KNOX for the last 10 years. It’s a small hidden gem selling some of Korea’s most premium brands. Now that Everyday Beauty Lab opened, you don’t have to go deep into this local neighborhood to get your hands on delicious “hanbang” skincare.

  • Fuzhou Pharmacy, 96 E. Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10002
    This pharmacy is actually PACKED with sheet mask boxes from My Scheming (owned by the behemoth company of Taiwanese sheet masks, My Beauty Diary). They are general a little cheaper than MBD because they aren’t as popular but the ingredients list is pretty solid all around with active ingredients in the top to middle of the list (meaning IMG_5715_Fuzhou_Pharmacy_Kbeauty_Webthat there is higher concentration of the ingredients that count in effectiveness). They also stock a ton of Japanese skincare too but nothing that you probably wouldn’t have already found in New Kam Man. Come here to stock up on My Scheming and yes, they carry MBD by the boxes too. They should have a Buy 3 boxes get 1 Free deal at $10.99/box. If you walked ALL WAY HERE at the end of the kbeauty map, you can either walk back towards Canal St subway or take the F train at East Broadway (1 block away) to your next destination!
  • TonyMoly, 61 E. Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10002Tony Moly 61 E. Broadway Chinatown
    Opened July 2015. This location is farther away from the touristy area on Canal Street. Listing it here in case anyone is on East Broadway.
    See some Photos here during construction.

 

NYC Ktown map: I added another Layer to include some awesome locations in Ktown too! Click on the list button on the upper left hand corner to check the Ktown layer or uncheck the Chinatown depending on which area you want to zoom in.

Print directions: Click on the  “View larger map” icon larger google map icon  on the upper right hand corner and click on the drop down next the magnifying glass, then “Print map” as shown here:

google maps, circled chinatown shopping guide

  • Thank you so much for doing this! I starting reading up on KB over a week ago. I work in TriBeCa and visited the TonyMoly on Lafayette (found via Yelp). Then I found you through FanservicedB. Keep up the great work!

    • Thank you so much for the nice comment! Yes, I wanted this to be a one-stop resource for kbeauty shopping in Chinatown since I know the area can really intimidating for tourists and even local NYers who don’t really come down here to shop. There are so many treasures here that I wanted to make it easier for everyone to discover and enjoy! This also helps local businesses survive because we’re always getting priced out with rising rents. Thanks for the support!

  • Just to let you (and other readers) know, The Yeon on Division St. has closed recently. It’s been replaced by a medicinal/dried herb shop.

    • Oh yes, I walked by the store last week and forgot that I needed to update this! Thanks for the reminder! I knew it wasn’t doing well because of the location and there was never any foot traffic on Division. Glad they moved to Mott St!

  • Hey, just wanted to let you and your readers know that Fuzhou Pharmacy is no longer offering that Buy 3 Get 1 promo. I went there today and that’s what they told me. :T They sell My Scheming boxes (single type) for $12.99 each now.

    • Oh that’s a shame! They had that deal up for so long too! Thanks for the update and I hope you still got what you came in for I hope?

  • makeuphappyme

    Really enjoyed going through this page. I will look for these stores the next time I am in NYC this year. Thanks for the info — IG @ makeuphappyme