Our Story

Our brick and mortar store, Merz Apothecary, was founded in 1875 as an independent pharmacy in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. We're known for our selection of imported and hard-to-find European remedies, herbs, soaps, niche fragrances, skincare and men's grooming items.

Today, Smallflower is the online extension of Merz Apothecary. When you choose Smallflower, you gain access to our unique history and years of dedicated health and wellness expertise, no matter where you are.

We're proud to carry an assortment of products that help customers around the world feel their best — physically, mentally, and emotionally.


  • Real Experts
  • Authentic Solutions
  • Independent & Family-Owned
  • Since 1875

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Merz Apothecary
4716 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Mon - Sat 10 AM - 6 PM