Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz opened the doors of their Chelsea flagship store in March 2004. Their stores, while modern in every way, are reminiscent of traditional neighborhood apothecaries: brimming with activity, wonderful treatments and great customer service. Today, their portfolio of apothecaries has expanded from New York to Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Hong Kong, while their distribution to luxury retailers and hotel, airline and gym amenity partners continues to grow globally. Matthew began his career in the executive training program at Saks Fifth Avenue. He later went on to work at three distinct family-owned companies: first as a cosmetic buyer at Barneys New York, then overseeing global sales for Kiehl’s, and finally developing Prada’s beauty division and managing Helmut Lang Parfums. These experiences, along with his history of suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, seborrhea and rosacea, helped Matthew identify an opportunity for a local, family-owned brand creating simple but luxurious products. For ten years preceding the launch of MALIN+GOETZ, Andrew worked as US Marketing Director for the family-owned, Swiss-based design manufacturer Vitra. His keen eye for design is reflected in their stores’ modern interpretation of the traditional apothecary as well as their chemist’s label-inspired, minimalist packaging. During Andrew’s tenure at Vitra, he found and cultivated the careers of emerging architects and industrial designers, many of whom would be later tapped to collaborate on MALIN+GOETZ branding and store designs. “Our names are on the bottles. As such, so are our values. We strive to make the most efficacious and healthful products possible. It’s incredibly paramount to us that every product does what we say it’s going to do, and to formulate products that are safe and gentle.” Andrew Goetz.