By Meredith Lane


If you’ve been out to The Summit at Fritz Farm at Nicholasville Road and Man O’ War, you know that there is an abundance of fabulous boutiques and restaurants there.  One of the new greats is Cos Bar, a luxury cosmetics shop, which is the first store in Kentucky for the chain.  Cos Bar sells top-tier cosmetic and skincare brands, fragrances, makeup, bath and body products and men’s lines.  Cos Bar now has 19 locations nationwide and carries brands like La Mer, Tom Ford and Sisley-Paris.

“Cos Bar is the original beauty boutique, started 41 years ago by Lily Garfield in Aspen, Colorado,” Lexington Store Manager, Ranayel Middleton said.  “Garfield had a dream of starting a luxury beauty store with the best curation of brands and unparalleled customer service,” she added.  Cos Bar carefully curates which product lines they offer and sell products based on their results: makeup in the latest colors, pigments and long-wear technology; skincare to match customers’ individual concerns about moisture level, firming, fine lines, fatigue, uneven skin tone, or wrinkles; unique fragrances; luxurious and high-quality bath and body products; product lines especially designed for men; trendy fashion accessories; and fresh home fragrances.  “We have unbiased Beauty Specialists that give our customers the best advice for their individual needs rather than trying to get them to only buy from the one brand that they represent,” Middleton said.

“We like to joke that we are the ‘Cheers’ of beauty and when you come into the store, we know your name.  We are always having exciting events in-store, so you can pop-in for a memorable experience with our beauty specialists or even a favorite brand, whether it’s holiday cocktails or relaxing facials,” Middleton said.

Cos Bar has some of the most exclusive luxury skincare brands in the world including La Prairie, La Mer and Natura Bisse and a large range of makeup lines from Laura Mercier to YSL and Armani.  They carry natural lines like Tata Harper and niche fragrances lines like Creed.

They also have a loyalty program, B Cos, where every dollar equals a point that is good towards three dollars off every one hundred points.  That can add up quickly if you go on cosmetics shopping sprees like some of the girls I know (ahem, myself).

“When you purchase a product from Cos Bar, you know it’s because it is the absolute best-fit for you and your needs,” Middleton said.

“We go above and beyond for our customers and care about their personal passions and our community."

"We are constantly throwing private parties for groups of women and local charities, and pride ourselves in creating a warm and welcoming environment to shop,” she added.

Cos Bar Lexington is excited to be a part of everything going on at The Summit at Fritz Farm.  “All the stores here share the same goal: to give their customers an amazing experience and to create lasting relationships,” Middleton said.

Check Cos Bar out at 120 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 145, on Facebook at CosBarLexington or at •