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AsiaStore on Taxi TV

AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum was thrilled to play host to George Oliphant, for an NBC shopping segment in which the store was highlighted as “one of the best places to shop on the Upper East Side.” NBC’s George to the Rescue finds that “AsiaStore is proof that shopping can also be a creative experience.” Strolling through textiles, accessories and jewelry by renowned designers and emerging artisans, George comments that visitors are “drawn in by AsiaStore’s wide selection of books on Asian art and culture” and should not miss AsiaStore’s unique home accents. Watch the clip of his visit, now being shown on and in local taxis, to “one of the best museum stores in New York.”

NY1 Shazia Khan at AsiaStore

Ny1’s Shazia Khan stops by Asia Society to check out the upcoming Asian Art Week festivities. After taking in Kodo, the world-renowned drum and dance ensemble, Shazia did a quick browse through AsiaStore, where she selected a stunning Thai silk jacket that was the perfect compliment to her report and her growing baby bump!

Chorthip Lagnese Featured in Vogue!

AsiaStore designer Chorthip’s stunning leaf cuff is featured in the March issue of Vogue! Chorthip Lagnese, aka Jeab, was born and raised in Thailand. After graduating from Silpakorn University in 1992, she visited and fell in love with New York where she studied Jewelry Design & Studio at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Jeab’s Thai, American and Italian training gives her jewelry a remarkable depth and originality. Her passion for design and diverse cultures enables her to create modern and timeless jewelry. To give back to the community, a percentage of sales go towards making clean water accessible to families in rural Thailand.

Sec. Hillary Clinton Shops AsiaStore !

Lots of excitement as Secretary Clinton arrives at Asia Society! Check out the 14 minute mark of her speech were she mentions that a trip to Asia Society is always welcome as it gives her the opportunity to shop AsiaStore !

Despite a tight timeframe, Clinton made it a point to stop by AsiaStore and do a bit of quick shopping. A Richard Tsao Thai silk scarf and a silk wool Kashmiri shawl from Rose Ajmera were among her favorites !

Zagat rates AsiaStore “extraordinary to perfection”

AsiaStore rated “extraordinary to perfection” …tied for 2nd among museum stores in Zagat’s 2010 NYC Shopping Survey

Zagat — It’s worth a detour, “even if you’re not going to the museum” attests aficionados of this East 70s gift shop that’s the next best thing to “taking a trip” given its many items you otherwise “won’t find without traveling to Asia”, including “lovingly chosen” crafts, clothing, jewelry, furniture and books “from Japan to India”; despite its “fabulous design”, the shoji-screened space is “smallish”, while the “markups” can be “over-the-top-of the Great Wall!”

New York Social Diary Features AsiaStore

Jill Krementz from New York Social Diary visited Asia Society to view the critically acclaimed: Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea exhibit. Jill knows, however, that a visit to Asia Society isn’t complete without a splurge at AsiaStore. She highlights AsiaStore’s unique Vietnamese handicraft as well as glimpses of the stunning 2010 designer collections that are now avaliable at AsiaStore.

AsiaStore in the Financial Times

AsiaStore is delighted to be featured in The Financial Times! Here’s what they had to say:

“Indeed, the Met’s only competition seems to be the Asia Society and Museum down the road on Park Avenue. It specialises in a dazzling array of Asian and Asian-American designer jewellery, mostly made in India and Thailand. Prices can go as high as $16,500 for a necklace from the Lotus de Vivre Om Mane Padme Hum collection.”

To read the whole article click here.

AsiaStore prides itself on representing the innovative and creative works of Asian and Asian American design talent and jewelry is no exception ! Kai-Yin Lo; Lotus de Vivre; Wynn Wynn Ong; Alice Kuo; Coomi Bhasin; Rita Chung; Rose and Lloyd; Zina Kao; Zayd Marakim; Hannah Ha; Mousumi Shaw; Rosena Sammi; Kristina Kada and Yu Yin & Shao Ming Li are among AsiaStore’s spotlighted jewelry designers. AsiaStore has a wide range of jewelry to fit any taste and price range. Stop by AsiaStore to find your special piece today!

AsiaStore: Niche Award Nominee !

AsiaStore has been selected as a nominee in Niche magazine’s 2008 Top Retailer Awards in the category of “Best In Store Event” for AsiaStore’s 2007 Designer Showcase. Sponsored by Niche magazine, the exclusive trade publication for progressive retailers of fine craft, the Top Retailer Awards program recognizes the nation’s best retailers for growing and strengthening the American Craft community. Niche polled more than 10,000 professional craft artists throughout North America who nominated galleries, retail stores, museums and guilds for the 2008 Top Retailer Awards.