NEW YORK — The Soulful Economy. It’s a movement Donna Karan is choosing to embrace wholeheartedly with her latest venture, the Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace. The pop-up shopping environment, which opened quietly this past weekend at the Urban Zen Center (i.e. the West Village’s Stephan Weiss Studio), aims to make a philanthropic difference with all kinds of artisanal pieces from around the world.
“I always feel it’s about the artisans,” Karan said during a walk-through of the space. “There are so many people who are really on this path right now so I said, ‘Why don’t we celebrate the whole concept of conscious consumerism, of buying something and giving back and making a difference in somebody’s life?’”
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)