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By Ashley Goldsmith

A quick history lesson for you first, (didn’t you learn in high school that there’s no such thing as a “free lunch”?) In 1647, Peter Stuyvesant, the governor of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (known today as New York) planted a pear tree on his farm-now the intersection of Thirteenth Street and Third Avenue, home to Kiehl’s Since 1851 Flagship store. The tree thrived for 220 years until its untimely demise after being struck by a wagon in 1867. On November 12th, 2003 Kiehl’s re-planted a pear tree on what was once referred to as “Pear Tree Corner” receiving a declaration from Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaiming November 12th “Kiehl’s Day“.

Now that wasn’t so hard was it? Moving onto the goodies…Kiehl’s is conducting its very own election where customers in-store and via kiehls.com can vote on the next new “Pear Tree Corner” products. Choose from a bath soak, essential oil, hand cream or your own write-in suggestion. The ballots will also be entered into a drawing for a grand prize Kiehl’s Pear gift box filled with all new Pear Tree Corner Products. Including, Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub, Liquid Hand Soap, Lip Balm #1 in Pear, Hand and Body Lotion and Liquid Body Cleanser in Limited Edition packaging.

Visit your local Kiehl’s location for a week of events from now until Saturday, November 15th:
Free daily product giveaways for the first 25 customers until November 14th.
Free Pear Tree Corner candle with each purchase of $60 or more.
Free Kiehl’s Baby Lip Balm for children.

Saturday Morning Bagel Brunch on November 15th.

Kiehl’s Since 1851, 109 Third Avenue, New York, 212.677.3171 or 154 Columbus Avenue, New York, 212.799.3438

Originally published November 2008
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