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The five best places in Graz for beauty products

Graz, the Styrian capital, is popular with visitors for its history and well-preserved architecture. Housing a wide variety of shops, the historic buildings of Austria’s second-largest city provide some enticing options when it comes to shopping for health and beauty. From Austrian brands to global names, we’ve selected our pick of the best places to shop for beauty products in Graz

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Stocking a range of perfumes from Chanel to Jean Paul Gaultier, Douglas practically guarantees a scent to suit every taste. As well as its perfume ranges, Douglas also offers a wide selection of toiletries, with brand exclusives and hard-to-find kits among its impressive stock.

Douglas, Sporgasse 7, 8010 Graz, +43 (0)316 816103

Founded by Olivier Baussan with the goal of celebrating and preserving the traditions of his native Provence, L’Occitane has gone on to become a leading name in the beauty industry. Helping to add to its reputation for authenticity, the ingredients for its range of natural beauty products are mostly sourced from around its base in the Provençal village of Manosque.

L’Occitane, Schmiedgasse 21, 8010 Graz, +43 (0)316 826330

The Body Shop
Since its foundation the Body Shop has made its way from Britain’s high streets to 61 countries, becoming one of the biggest brands in the beauty industry. Its founding aim was eco-friendly production, and it continues to be at the top of the list when it comes to ethical beauty shopping.

The Body Shop, Hauptplatz 14, 8010 Graz, +43 (0)316 820521

Adler Apotheke
Adler Apotheke – the Eagle Pharmacy – is the oldest in the Styrian capital; the first written mention of it comes from 1535. Despite its extraordinarily long history, however, its philosophy and products are right up to date; all of its cosmetics face a series of rigorous tests, though not on animals.

Adler Apotheke, Hauptplatz 4, 8010 Graz, +43 (0)316 830342

Though a relative newcomer compared to Adler Apotheke – it was established only in 1650 – the ‘Bears Pharmacy’ offers the same mix of tradition and modernity. From its characterful base on Graz’s Herrengasse, Bären-Apotheke offers health and beauty products for all needs, along with advice on topics ranging from sports and nutrition to aromatherapy.

Bären-Apotheke, Herrengasse 11, 8010 Graz, +43 (0)316 830267



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