Urban Zen continues to spread out.
In addition to opening a shop-in-shop on Bergdorf Goodman’s sixth floor, as reported, the company will open an 1,800-square-foot pop-up shop in the Americana Manhasset. (Both shops will take over former Donna Karan spaces. The pop-up will stay open for a year. Urban Zen is owned by Donna Karan.
As reported, the Donna Karan Collection business, which is owned by Donna Karan International, has been put on hiatus, and pre-spring was the final collection at retail.
Urban Zen is influenced by Karan’s travels and features women’s ready-to-wear, statement jewelry, handcrafted leather pieces, furniture and artisan made home decor.
The shop’s decor has Balinese-made Urban Zen chairs and sculptural tables, as well as Haitian designed decorative accessories handcrafted by the country’s artisans. The brand preserves culture by working in partnership with global artisans promoting philanthropy and commerce. Urban Zen also supports local production with its “buy-now-wear-now” collections that are designed and manufactured in New York and Italy.
Urban Zen has a flagship in New York’s West Village, a freestanding unit in Sag Harbor, and a seasonal shop in Aspen. The collection is also distributed to specialty boutiques throughout the U.S. and Europe, such as Trois Pommes, A’maree’s and Joan Shepp. It is also available at urbanzen.com. The company plans to open a Los Angeles Urban Zen store in the fall.
The brand supports the Urban Zen Foundation, which is dedicated to mind, body and spirit through the preservation of culture, integrative health care and education.