Stroll down Charles Street and turn left on Greenwich. There, in the heart of Manhattan’s West Village, you will find a festive entrance to an enchanting retreat. The holiday pop-up shop, “Urban Zen Marketplace”, is a limited engagement organized by Donna Karan herself.
Along with several other designers, artisans, and creatives, we are honored to be a part of the Holiday Marketplace. A handful of our shawls are on display, as well as two full-size carpets and a few small meditation rugs. The dazzling selection of handmade objects, curated collectibles, and eco-friendly goods promises something for every shopper.
In addition to her roles as founder and creative director of one of the most recognizable fashion brands, Donna has started yet another admirable venture: Urban Zen. Donna created the brand with the goal of sharing culturally-inspired objects and clothing, often handmade by artisans and designers, and using the proceeds to give back to the global community.
In both New York City and Sag Harbor, shoppers can visit one of Urban Zen’s physical locations. An extensive selection of the store’s offerings is also available online at UrbanZen.com. There, purchases can be made by calling or emailing. Whether online or in-store, a percentage of each sale is donated to the Urban Zen Foundation.
Inside the Holiday Marketplace, which is next door to the Urban Zen storefront at 705 Greenwich Street, an expansive event space has been transformed into a shopper’s dream. Rugs hang from the lofted ceilings, tiny lights sparkle in decorative branches, clothing and accessories are thoughtfully displayed, and stylish tables provide holiday inspiration. The best part? Each and every purchase benefits a philanthropic cause.
In Donna’s own words, “She has spent decades dressing people. Now she wants to address them.” And she is doing just that. Her efforts to bring about real, sustainable improvement in individual lives and cultures are creating an impact around the world. Visit the Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace from now until December 31.
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