I love to shop just as much as the next girl, so I think it’s great when a brand decides to merge that interest with philanthropy to create the perfect win-win situation. Meet Treasure & Bond, Nordstrom’s first New York retail venture which opened last year. Unusual for a big name department store that doesn’t yet have a eponymous presence in the city (only to come in 2018!) to launch such a conceptual store, but this is an idea I can really get behind. All of the proceeds benefit children’s philanthropic organizations in New York, such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Association to Benefit Chidlren and with awesome wares by Erickson Beamon and Vince, among many that are newly discovered, there is no need to sacrifice style for charity. This ain’t your local churchyard charity sale.
Simply by placing this concept store in highly-visible Soho, Treasure & Bond seeks to capture the attention of the eclectic downtown girl on the hunt for the latest cool item. There are lots of artisanal goods, lots of clever home wares, a variety of one-off pieces, and a library’s worth of enviable coffee table books. For the first twenty minutes of walking around, browsing the warehouse-like space, I had no idea that this store was in any way connected to Nordstrom. Only until I saw Nordstrom stamped in white industrial paint on a black trunk and then noticed the Ruben Toledo illustrations all over the elevator did I piece together Treasure & Bond’s origins. Strangely, the fact that it didn’t seem at all associated with Nordstrom elevated my opinion of the department store chain. While the prices are still a bit too spicy for my wallet, this is definitely where I would shop if I wanted a totally individual look to separate me from the crowds of mass-fashion wearing mannequins. When I do have the spare change, I can rest assured that I really will be shopping for the greater good (I have always wanted a real reason to justify saying that!).
These Wayuu Tayu bags would be my go-to beach bag if I actually had a beach nearby :/
I’m in love with summer scarves in vibrant colors!
I have hunted down these Serpui Marie clutches everywhere online and am now even more in love with them after seeing one in person!
I’ve always been a huge fan of Ruben Toledo’s fashion illustrations and I love that he lent his legendary hand to make this space even more unique.