Shopping For a Buzz

We can all agree that indulging in a little shopping spree for ourselves definitely ranks high on the list of feel-good activities that we partake from time to time. It's also a given that supporting a cause or charity that is near and dear to our hearts ranks high on the bliss-boosting meter. When the two are combined, you can only imagine the euphoric buzz that results!

Which is why you'll definitely want to be in the know about the Ahkun Summer Pop-Up event, taking place on July 30 and 31 from 11am-6pm at the Lower East Side Girls Club (56 East 1st Street.) Ahkun, a New York City nonprofit, is hosting this pop-up sale event featuring clothing and accessories from independent designers, sustainable brands and fair trade organizations. And the best part of all? Each vendor has pledged 10 percent of sales to Kiva, a micro-lending website that lets individuals make small loans to entrepreneurs around the world.

Among the selection of carefully curated wares you'll find fabulous eco-friendly items for the home from SimplyNu and colorfully eclectic handbags and wallets from Lolafalk, two of our own {NewNew} members.

Stop by and check it out - and maybe you'll catch that euphoric buzz that's been going around lately...

Learn more about Ahkun at their site and stay up on all The {NewNew} news by following our blog just enter your e-mail in the box over there to the right.