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Shopper Stalker: Atelier Cologne and Macy's

Jayme Cyk heads to New Jersey to see who’s buying what at Atelier Cologne and Macy's.

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Margot Hanley

Photo By John Aquino

Shopper: Margot Hanley
Date/Time: 11.16.2013, 2:35 p.m.
Store: Atelier Cologne
Location: 357 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Total Spent: $180*

What’s in Margot’s Bag?

Margot Hanley visited Atelier Cologne at its newest Brooklyn outpost to restock her Vanille Insensée scent. “Vanilla has been bastardized by so many places,” says Hanley. “It’s such a beautiful scent to cook with and [Vanille Insensée] is very warm and a scent you can wear all the time.” The 26-year-old Warby Parker employee, who spends $2,500 annually on beauty, looks for high-quality products and ingredients, as well as transparency in the brand. “I’m vegan,” she says. “Ideally I’m looking for things that aren’t tested on animals, but sometimes that can be a little obscure, but I want to understand the things I am buying.” Instead of reading reviews for advice on new products, she relies on her friends for recommendations. “I tend to try things out,” says Hanley. “Usually the places I’m buying from tell me to come back in if it doesn’t work out.”


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