Nordstrom welcomes Black-Owned Brooklyn pop-up to NYC store
Nordstrom announced on Monday the launch of an in-store marketplace with Black-Owned Brooklyn, a digital publication showcasing Black-Owned, Brooklyn-based businesses, as part of the Center Stage pop-up platform at its New York City flagship.
In honor of Black History Month, the Black-Owned Brooklyn pop-up has been curated by the magazine's founder's and husband-and-wife duo, Tayo Giwa and Cynthia Gordy Giwa, bringing to market eight businesses across apparel, food, home goods, and self-care products.
Brands included in the pop-up include Chen Burkett New York, a Caribbean-inspired lifestyle brand sharing a love of travel, color, and great quality clothing launched in 2013 by Chen Burkett; Heavy Metals NYC, an accessories brand helmed by local sculptor and scribe, Shanel Odum, handcrafted in a Clinton Hill studio; Breukelen Polished, a luxury nail lacquer founded by Bed-Stuy-native, Ariel Terry, that embodies healthy beauty options via its cruelty free and vegan colour lines; and Savant Studios – a soulful fashion and accessories line founded by designer Michael Graham in 2019.
Other brands to feature include luxe home decor label Modish Decor Pillows, which offers a range throw prestige pillows in a variety of colors, patterns and textures, as well as agate stone coaster sets, and hand-poured candles; Sarep + Rose, a lifestyle brand founded by Robin Sirleaf that is focused on merging style and function with social impact, reimagining ‘Made in Africa’ through sustainable luxury; Brooklyn Brewed Sorrel, a maker of aged hibiscus-spiced beverages, based on a family recipe with an over 400-year Caribbean heritage, by Nzinga Knight; and Askanya Chocolates, an all-natural bean-to-bar chocolate, sourced with Haitian cacao and cane sugar and sold in Brooklyn, formulated by Corinne Joachim-Sanon.
'We’re proud to spotlight eight phenomenal Black brands at Nordstrom NYC’s Center Stage,” said Cynthia Gordy Giwa, Black-Owned Brooklyn co-creator. “Nordstrom’s commitment to equity and inclusion is commendable, and the pop-up market is an incredible opportunity for these businesses to showcase their talents to a new audience.”
The pop-up is open now and runs through March 6.
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