Soap Cherié, the artisanal soapmaker we gave you the heads-up about last week is now open in the former Verb Cafe space on Bedford Avenue. This outpost sells the same cupcake- and milkshake-shaped soaps, made in Bushwick, that are sold at the original Williamsburg shop over on Grand Street.
Like that store, there’s a “salt bar” where customers can create their own mix of bath soaks by mixing Himalayan or Dead Sea salts with scoops of jasmine, rosebud, lavender and/or calendra. There are also bubble baths in varieties like “Revitalize” and “Meditation,” assorted “tub truffles,” and plain’ ol’ blocks of soap (the best-seller, we were told, is the charcoal variety). Word to y’all holiday shoppers: buy three bars of soap and you get one free.
A manager at the Bedford shop said the owner hopes to make a permanent run of it.
Soap Cherié, 218 Bedford Ave., bet. N. 4th and 5th Sts., Williamsburg