Treasure&Bond: SoHo’s Newest Resident
We want to send our congratulations and best wishes to everyone at treasure&bond (our newest independently operated addition) in New York City after a fantastic grand opening last Friday and a great article in the New York Times. We also wanted to catch up with Store Manager Paige Boggs for an insider’s glimpse and to find out about her favorite items in the new store.
Where did you source the merchandise for treasure&bond, and what were you looking for?
All over the world! I looked for things that stood out to me. Everything we chose has a story—including a bit of sleuthing to track down some great items we saw in magazines and blogs. We wanted to create a selection that appealed to a variety of tastes, interests and budgets to give customers a sense that they were shopping a carefully curated mix in a fantastic place that feels like a boutique-meets-bazaar.
Which charities are the proceeds going to?
We have a total of eight for our first year: The New York Public Library Programs for Children and Young Adults and NYC’s Young Men’s Initiative for our first quarter. Then the Coalition for the Homeless: Camp Homeward Bound Sleep-Away Camp and After School Services and the Children’s Health Fund. After that are Friends of the High Line’s Family and Education Programs and the Edible Schoolyard NYC for February through April of 2012. And we finish our first year with Pediatric Cancer Care, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Association to Benefit Children (ABC).
What’s it like being the new kid on the block?
The people in this neighborhood are amazing. I think they’re happy to see something open in this location—it’s been almost 18 years since there was a business here.
Any favorite discoveries in the area?
Let’s just say I know where every hardware store in SoHo is.
What are your five favorite things in store?
Any necklace by Akong London. The briefcases by Seventy Eight Percent in Hong Kong, a tennis shoe coloring book, the Eco Can, and the Further soap products.
What excites you the most about treasure&bond?
I guess the short answer is seeing what is possible for the store…on so many levels—from the partnerships and the product, to the experiences we can craft for customers. I’m excited to push our boundaries and see how much we can learn.