Kiehl’s Cosmetics

January has been a cold month! Too cold for any outdoor adventures. A few days were warm enough to take a quick spin to keep the battery charged and the juices flowing, but nothing to speak of. So, instead of a ride I will take you to Kiehl’s Cosmetics.

Cosmetics! What are you kidding? Relax, we’re not here for face cream. However we will see a little polish…of the chrome kind.

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Beyond the window you can see what I am talking about. In addition to being a cosmetics store, Kiehl’s is a showroom for some vintage motorcycles.

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Tucked away throughout the shop are some some beautiful rides.

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Looking into the window one can see the store beyond the bike.

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Also scattered about the store are some artist creations. Lately it has been various depictions of human skeletons.

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I passed by Kiehl’s one evening a few weeks ago and posted this photo.

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That bike you see in the window once belonged to Clark Gable.

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The oldest bike in the collection is this 1915 Indian.

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And finally, this next bike wouldn’t be phenomenal unto itself but it has been enhanced by the steady hand of Von Dutch himself Kenny Howard.

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Here’s a little more on Von Dutch.

http://www.vondutch.com/

http://selvedgeyard.com/2010/10/23/the-legendary-striper-von-dutch-still-alive-and-living-in-arizona-72/

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So if you are ever in NYC and want to check out some vintage beauties, stop into Kiehl’s and have a look.

http://www.kiehls.com

2 Responses to “Kiehl’s Cosmetics”

  1. Is this the original Kiehl’s store or is it the one in the Meat Market area? Mom

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