i got to visit treasure & bond on tuesday.
i heard a while back nordstrom was opening a store in manhattan (there is a nordstrom rack but not an actual nordstrom store)... but under a sort of alias name. and i got excited. so when i arrived here about a month ago, i googled, nordstrom store in manhattan and treasure & bond came up.
treasure & bond is a fun, quaint little store in the soho/canal (west side- at west broadway between broome and grand) area of manhattan. it's a wide open-warehouse type space that is super simple, selling:
housewares, accessories, trinkets and clothing. the clothing section is small and simple but i have a lot of respect for the people who are selling their things there (like liberty of london and james perse) because,
it's all for charity. all of treasure & bond's profits go to charity. and not just charity, but new york city charities for children. r-a-d. rad.
so basically, i just wanted to buy stuff. because it's for charity, right?
a little more about treasure & bond (if you're interested):
t&b is nordstrom's way to introduce themselves to manhattan. "they want to open a store in manhattan someday and to learn as much as possible about serving new yorkers. ...they decided to give 100% of the profits to new yorkers as a way to do good and give back long before they ever open a store here."
also something neat-o:
"one thing you may notice in our store is how simple we have kept the space. nearly all our fixtures are recycled, reclaimed or repurposed from our parent company [nordstrom]. our packaging materials for gifts and shipped items will be made from shredded nordstrom catalogs."
(from the t&b factoid pamphlet)