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Category Archive: Shopping

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  1. Did you know we have a NYC Vegan events calendar here on SuperVegan? Well, we do. Here’s a list of some exciting happenings coming up this week.

    • See US Premier of “Cages of Shame”, a film documenting Animals Asia’s rescue of 10 bears from a bile farm in China. Q & A to follow. (Sat 4/14, 6-8pm. Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street, West Village.)
    • Stretch your compassion at Yoga for Bears, a yoga class, lunch, and fundraiser for Animals Asia. (Sun 4/14, 12-3:30. Jivamukti Yoga School NYC, 841 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Union Square.)
    • Visit Vegan Shop Up to buy ethical edibles and other goodies from local artisans. (Sun 4/15, 12-5pm. Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St., Bushwick, Brooklyn.)
    • Drop in on Vegan Book Swap 3.0 to snatch up some vegan cookbooks or AR reads and support Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. (Mon 4/16, 6:30-8:30pm. Sustainable NYC, 139 Ave A, East Village)
    • Be heard at 2012 NYS Humane Lobby Day. Chartered buses and carpools make it easy for you to get your rear to Albany and encourage your elected representatives to put animals on the agenda. (Wed 4/18, 11am-4pm. Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY)
  2. Photo courtesy of Leanne, by Melissa Schwartz of scwartzstudios.

    Photo courtesy of Leanne, by Melissa Schwartz of scwartzstudios.

    Remember how we mentioned that the very first Vaute Couture store, Vaute Here, is opening on Sunday in Williamsburg?! YEAH ya do! If you’re half as psyched as I am, you’ll want to read all about owner Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart’s adventure in opening her first shop — how she chose the space, what she learned about creating a store, and what you’ll find in the shop when it opens (it’s more than coats! Yay!). Read on for a little Q-and-A between Leanne and me.

    Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is the founder and owner of the New York-based vegan clothing company Vaute Couture. She’s been featured on Oprah.com, has an MBA, and is a model. (To quote a movie, she’s “so hot it’s like looking through a shimmering jet engine.”)

    Samantha Cohen: What has it been like to set up your first shop?
    Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart: This has been one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. Unlike what most people probably think, my (or any other designer’s) life is usually full of logistical and operational details and processes, with design being about 2 percent of what I normally get to do. As a bootstrapped, self-funded venture, I’ve been working nearly all by myself, besides the occasional intern or amazing confidante to help during the craziest times, for the past three and a half years. That’s operations, production management, marketing, sales, customer service, design, finances, and product development.

    This past fall I barely made it out alive, working from morning until past midnight, nothing but work, to keep up with this insane third season. (Not that I’m complaining–I’m very, very grateful to do what I love and have the best customers in the world, that is for sure. I just want to give an idea of why building the store was so wonderful for me.) After I took my first vacation in two years this January, I started hiring my first team to help with operations and customer service, while building the space. Continue Reading…

  3. Vegan Shop-Up

    Happy, attractive people flock to the Vegan Shop-Up! (Photo courtesy of VeganShopUp.com)

    We’re excitedly counting down the days until we can shop with abandon at the February 12th Vegan Shop-Up at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn! To take our minds off how to balance being in our favorite bar in such close proximity to sweets, savories, wearables, washables and other assorted odds and ends, we sent Sarah Peltier, the founder of Vegan Shop-Up, our ten most pressing questions! In turn, Sarah sent us her ten best answers! Feel free to read out loud to your loved one(s).

    Deborah Diamant: You’re a year old! How does a vegan pop-up shop celebrate this achievement?
    Sarah Peltier: We plan to celebrate our first birthday with lots of freebies for everyone! Some of the best vegan-friendly companies around have donated treats: VegNews, Babycakes, Terri, MooShoes, Foodswings, and Babeland.

    DD: Why do you think pop-up shops have gotten so popular the last year or so?
    SP: They’re the perfect low-risk venue for companies without a regular location to reach the public. They’re an enticing shopping experience and a great way for smaller businesses to get noticed.

    DD: How many vendors were at your first shop-up, and how many do you expect this weekend?
    SP: We had a whopping five vendors at the very first Shop-Up last February, and now we are at 32! It grows more and more each time around.
    Continue Reading…

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    Image credit: Vegan Shop-Up

    If you haven’t been before (I haven’t! Maybe my Valentine will go with me!), this first-birthday/Valentine’s edition of Vegan Shop-Up may be the most vendor-packed, shop-up yet, with more than 30 sellers. The market’s bloggers promise birthday surprises to be revealed at the event (Oooh, mystery! Intrigue! You’ve got me, Vegan Shop-Up.), a Valentine’s theme, and the reliable libations of vegan bar Pine Box Rock Shop.

    Vegan Shop-Up
    February 12, 12 to 6 p.m.
    Pine Box Rock Shop
    12 Grattan St., Brooklyn

  5. A generous donor has offered to match every donation made to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary through December 31st. This is a great reason to attend the 2nd Vegan/ Animal Rights Book Swap that I’m co-hosting this Saturday. It’s a fundraiser for the non-profit featuring a mini-bake sale and a raffle with prizes from Raganella, Owl & Thistle, Chavela’s, Terri, and Juice Hugger. Come collect books for yourself and those on your holiday shopping list.

    If you need more than just books, come to the U.S. Veg Corp’s Green Holiday Festival on Sunday: “A one-day Winter holiday festival comprised of various green-minded gift vendors, non-profit information tables, live entertainment, and activities all in celebration of green living. For the first time, get all of your vegan and green gifts in one place!” Sounds fun! Also, leave the pepper spray at home people. There’s a $20 entrance fee so there will probably be more elbow room than there was at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival.

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