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    Howdy,
    I know there are thousands of places to buy shaving products on the internet but where can I go to physically to buy shaving supplies? I live in San Antonio, Tx and go to school in College Station, Tx. I know in San Antonio there is The Art of Shaving in The Shops at La Cantera, I've been there a few times and already bought some of there stuff, plus I got a lot of free samples , I saw on Target they had some stuff. I'll probably give that a look see. But any suggestions to where else I could go?
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    Depends on what you're looking for. I use AOS shaving cream, but the shave balm I use is something that my wife picked up at Target that's just as nice as AOS balm. If I run out of cream, I usually keep a puck of vandehagen soap that i pick up at walmart for about 2 bucks. Blades are better found online. The Murkur blades that AOS sells are alright at best. I got halfway through a shave with one and took it out and threw it away.

    I get most of my items from Amazon. Haven't been able to not find what I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zjpennington View Post
    Depends on what you're looking for. I use AOS shaving cream, but the shave balm I use is something that my wife picked up at Target that's just as nice as AOS balm. If I run out of cream, I usually keep a puck of vandehagen soap that i pick up at walmart for about 2 bucks. Blades are better found online. The Murkur blades that AOS sells are alright at best. I got halfway through a shave with one and took it out and threw it away.

    I get most of my items from Amazon. Haven't been able to not find what I'm looking for.
    what's the balm called?

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    Wet shaving supplies aren't exactly the types of items most stores stock because they would move so slow. If you are lucky enough to have one nearby the selection is usually very limited. In a few large cities there are some great places (New York, Chicago for instance) but for most of us the internet is the best bet.
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    I just moved to houston from Huntington Beach, CA>... my firend owns an amazing 1920's -40's stys barber shop nbow with several locations....
    all of his products are of the highest quality... from his hair products to h shaving products... hios liquid shave cream is amazing as is his own brand of bay rum aftershave...... check it out.. trust me.. His shop is call Hawleywoods Barber shop. but his prducts are under his brand "Lay Rite"

    you cant go wong with anything on this site
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris93cl View Post
    Howdy,
    I know there are thousands of places to buy shaving products on the internet but where can I go to physically to buy shaving supplies? I live in San Antonio, Tx and go to school in College Station, Tx. I know in San Antonio there is The Art of Shaving in The Shops at La Cantera, I've been there a few times and already bought some of there stuff, plus I got a lot of free samples , I saw on Target they had some stuff. I'll probably give that a look see. But any suggestions to where else I could go?
    Thanks & Gig 'Em
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris93cl View Post
    Howdy,
    I know there are thousands of places to buy shaving products on the internet but where can I go to physically to buy shaving supplies? I live in San Antonio, Tx and go to school in College Station, Tx. I know in San Antonio there is The Art of Shaving in The Shops at La Cantera, I've been there a few times and already bought some of there stuff, plus I got a lot of free samples , I saw on Target they had some stuff. I'll probably give that a look see. But any suggestions to where else I could go?
    Thanks & Gig 'Em
    Chris
    I understand your frustration as there are very few shave stores besides AOS around. I find all of the AOS products to be a little to overpriced but If you don't mind shopping on eBay there is a vendor called "shavetools" who sells a lot of wet shaving products at fair prices with free shipping. I have bought lots of stuff from him in the past.

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    If you ever get up to Austin I know of one shaving shop here that is not AoS. It is called Enchante. I've never been but they have a website: www.enchanteonline.com.

    Other than specialty shaving stores, you aren't going to find the BEST products in normal stores. But you can find some OK products.

    Some Walmarts carry Wilkinson Sword DE blades if you need those. And most other drug stores, and even some dollar stores carry cheap blades. Most people prefer other blades than these. (The WM Wilkies are my second favorite though so YMMV)

    Your common aftershaves (Brut, Aqua Velva, Old Spice, Nivea, etc) can be found almost anywhere that has regular shaving supplies. Lots of people like Nivea Sensitive AS. Pinaud Clubman AS is available at either CVS or Walgreens around here (I think it was CVS but I'm not sure). Sally Beauty Supply has a Bay Rum AS.

    Kiss My Face shave cream can sometimes be found at places that carry a lot of organic groceries and gets pretty good reviews. I've heard some good about "Every Man Jack" shave cream, available at Target and other places.

    Ulta has 2 or 3 lines of shaving creams and after shaves. They carry the Jack Black line, Anthony Logistics, and AoS stuff. I don't know how good any of it is (except AoS of course).

    The Dillards in the mall over here (Barton Creek Square Mall) has AoS stuff but it sounds like you have that covered.

    Finally, the golden treasure of local shopping: Bath and Body Works carries a relabeled Proraso Menthol and Eucalyptus Cream (green tube). It is called C.O. Bigelow shave cream. It is very good, as most Proraso products are.

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    I was pretty surprised to find a fair selection of soaps, and balms at my local super market.

    I picked up a bottle of Nivea After shave balm, and some witch hazel. They also had several of the old school after shaves that have a lot of alcohol in them if that is your thing. The also had about 4 different soaps...but I got some free samples when I placed my last few orders for various larger needs (razors and strops). See...that is how they hook you, they give you a few free samples and then you like 'em

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