Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Style & Fashion
  3. Fashion Trends

Event: Donna Karan launches Urban Zen Marketplace, encourages 'Soulful Economy'

See also

On a crisp winter morning, I attended a press preview at the Urban Zen Marketplace, a seasonal offshoot of the shop owned by Donna Karan. It's a lovely open space full of exotic treasures and decorated with pine boughs and candles. Plates of fresh fruit and delicious muffins were strewn about and guests were encouraged to sip hearty mugs of steaming coffee and tea while perusing the merchandise. For those who prefer cold start to the morning, there was chilled Organic Avenue juice in Royal Red and Green Love.

Donna Karan made an appearance, wandering through the awestruck crowd pointing out handmade items from Haiti (like Pascale Theard's keychains and bags)and regaling us with stories of her daughter and granddaughters raiding her closet. Also in attendance were designer Bonnie Young (whose work benefits Fashion Fights for Children's Rights), PJ Gach, Courtney of That Girl at the Party, Jared Allred of Guilty and Glamorous, Kelly from Island Chic 77, John Woody of Fashion Reverie, and Raymond G. guesting for An Editor's Pick.

The point of the Urban Zen Marketplace is to create a soulful economy, a retail environment that enriches and reaches out with every sale. The books, furnishings, and clothing are their to bring joy and comfort to the consumer, while shedding much needed light on troubled lives, like the beaded necklaces and bracelets from Same Sky. Every purchase buys an artisan 2 weeks of clean water, so for $50 you can help someone and their children have potable water to drink and cook with.

Also featured were:

Burkindy Jewellery*Sheila Johnson Collection*Wakka Waka*Carnie Lang*Furniture Garden* and just have to visit the Urban Zen Marketplace at 705 Greenwich to find out.


Monday to Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10 am to 6pm, Saturday 11m to 6pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm. If you need directions you can call them at 631.725.6176.

Follow them on twitter and facebook for news.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!