Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary: Old World Charm in a Unique Urban Setting
By Robere Lett – Publisher
Retail Director – Rita Sayegh
When I think of the word apothecary an immediate flashback to years gone by comes to mind, a word not regularly used or referenced much these days, but upon visiting the Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, I immediately saw a connection between old and new. This beautiful new pop-up shop hearkens to both an old world sensibility while embracing a newness of wellness and healing that blends in perfectly with the new “Detroit.” Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary (millspharmacy.com) is one of the latest retail enclaves branching out in the Midtown area. Sleek and modern but still airy and accessible Mills is part/beauty, part/medicinal, and part/perfumery.
Mills offers a wide variety of products from Europe such as Panier des Sens, Mad et Len, Leonor Greyl, Cire Trudon, and Korres. As well as made in Michigan products such as perfumes by KEROSENE niche perfumery produced in Marysville MI. and sfumato – Natural Fragrance House manufactured in Corktown Detroit.
KEROSENE Niche Perfumeries display of made in Michigan unisex scents.
sfumato’s – Mocha Valentino scent is locally produced.
Chai Tea concentrate from Brooklyn NY.
From cosmetics bags!
To candles and candies.
Beautifully packaged chocolates.
Men’s grooming products.
While this store does not have the full pharmacy, it does carry many of the same brands as the Birmingham store and even a few new ones. The plans are to remain at this temporary location until December and then move to a more permanent space depending on how well the shop does. Retail Director – Rita Sayegh herself a lifelong Detroiter was pleased and thrilled when the company announced the pop-up venture in Midtown “As of now business is great, people are embracing retail in Detroit, our traffic is building every day.”
Purchased by the Boutros brothers in 2010 the Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary remains a staple in Birmingham MI. The brothers kept a promise to keep Mills true to its origin as a customer focused brand that believes in the community. After 70 years in business Mills is still going stronger than ever. Be sure to check out Mills Pharmacy & Apothecary both the new Detroit shop and the original Birmingham locations and be sure to tell them Haute is… Magazine sent you!
Detroit location: 4215 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Birmingham location: 4215 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009 (248) 644-5060
Cover photo courtesy of: Heather Saunders
All other images: Robere Lett