If you're in New York City tonight night, stop and shop at the Nau pop-up store at a special night of speakers including Center for Urban Pedagogy's John Mangin & Glen Cummings, desigNYC, Karin Fong from Imaginary Forces, Robert Sherman & Gideon D'Arcangelo from Mercy Corps, Mark Galbraith from Nau, and Core77's Allan Chochinov. More on about this event for the nau pop-up shop and discount codes & info when you click through.
Shops are popping up in New York for the holiday season as retailers leverage the low downside risk of commercial leases that run for a quite a bit less than say the 10-year commitments brokered during a superheated economy. Availing themselves of the opportunity are nau, makers of eco-friendly active wear and outdoor clothing. The company has a commitment to minimizing their environmental impact, so materials for their temporary store have been sourced from stuff found in Brooklyn and nearby its location on Mercer just above Broome St. To be precise:
Here/Nau/NYC69 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012
Through December 31, 2009
Core77 and nau are offering a 10% discount on their website including all sale items. Enter the promo code "NEW2NAU" when you check out.
Check out great photos of the Nau Pop-Up Shop over at Core77
Do GOOD by Design Tonight
Tonight December 1st is "Good Design Night." Nau has partnered with Good Magazine to help support the non-profit and one of Nau's Partners for Change, Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps exists to help alleviate suffering brought on by conflict, disaster and extreme poverty. Whether providing emergency relief services or helping integrate job opportunities, Mercy Corp is working towards positive change...just like Nau. At this private event, the Honey Brothers will be playing and if you bring your own bag, you'll get a discount on products. Event takes place from 7 - 10p.
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