Gentlemen, where do you buy your shaving supplies?

I would -really- like to find an actual storefront or men's shaving aisle that I can peruse.

Online shopping gives you variety, but not the opportunity to make a good judgement on size, weight, scent that you might get in person, let alone the advice of an experienced salesperson.

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I usually buy online, but I like to see/feel/smell, too. You can find C.O. Bigelow cream (repackaged Italian Proraso) at Bath and Bodyworks. Crabtree and Evelyn sometimes has shaving supplies. If you live near a big city, you may find an Art of Shaving store. I shopped at one in Union Station in Washington, D.C. They have a list of retail locations and authorized resellers here: http://www.theartofshaving.com/taos6/locations.php?trk=footer
Thanks! That link has already given me several nearby options to explore.
Try you local men's store. finer one's will carry shaving supplies, albeit only one brand. Shop at Art of Shaving or Truefit & Hill. If in the D.C. are try The Grooming Lounge.
Say Hey Jamie, what's the name of the catalog eh :)
What city do you live in? If you mention it, someone on this forum or one of the shaving forums might be able to give you a steer in the right direction
Oregon. Portland-ish.
No worries Jamie, I just thought that the prices may have been a little better with a barbers in-sider than the normal mail-order stores on the web. I live in the Lansing area and having a hard time find supplies at a good price.
I love Colonial Drug, in Harvard Square. The men behind the counter are so knowledgeable about wet shaving. The stuff is really expensive, but for the money, you get an excellent product. When I first started wet shaving, I asked one of the countermen about using a brush and soap. I asked him, "Where is lather created? In the brush or in the bowl?" His answer: "Lather is created when the brush meets your face, not in the brush, and not in the bowl."

His answer helped me so much. It's really easy to fill a bowl with lather, and get a brush covered in soap, but unless this translates into a good coat of lather on the cheek, you're not doing it right.

I have a membership at Badger and Blade, and buy a lot of supplies online if I can find them cheaply, but I always make sure to support the local shop because they've been so helpful to me.
Wow good to know sympletic, being a Bostonian, this is definitely a score for me. Been wanting to get into wet shaving for some time now, so i will have to stop in and check it out.
There's also Leavitt & Pierce in Harvard Square and Stoddards in Newton.
L&P, I love the store, but never get shaving supplies there. For me, a good cigar and out. Art of Shaving, I love. They have saved my face. I will never again buy shaving cream in an aeresol can. I enjoy lathering up my brush and taking a new razor to my face. I'm wondering if a straight razor would be better? Has anyone gotten a shave at the Copley location?
Living in Portland, Maine, I don't really have any good options. I look forward to my trips to Boston so I can hit Colonial Drug and Leavitt and Pierce which is nearby. I'm looking forward to getting back to Pasteurs in NYC at some point soon. but when I absolutely need my fix of shaving supplies, I do order online and have had great success.

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