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Donna Karan’s Favorite Things


This holiday season, Donna Karan has teamed up with Urban Zen to create a holiday marketplace at Stephan Weiss Studios in New York that will make you feel good about shopping. “The whole concept behind the marketplace is a soulful economy,” the fashion designer explained of the shopping destination, which will be filled with unique, artisanal gifts from around the world. “Each offering not only has a story behind it but a purpose that will make a difference in so many peoples’ lives.” Here, Karan shares the five things at the top of her holiday wish list.

1

Elizabeth Jordan light sculptures “Elizabeth is a young artist who created these amazing light fixtures out of scientific beakers [from the Long Island Jewish Hospital]. They’re absolutely amazing. She’s really made an impact in how the studio looks like right now. And, the proceeds go back to the hospital to help fight cancer.”

2

Carini Lang graffiti artisan rugs “They come in all different sizes, so it’s art to walk on, art to hang, art to live with.”

3

Artisan products from Bali and Haiti “The Balinese shipment just came in and I was completely overwhelmed by it. Sculptures, wooden bowls, furniture. And, of course, with all the work I’ve done in Haiti, it’s very close to my heart.”

4

Jewelry for a Cause’s Caliber Collection “This is jewelry made from recycled confiscated guns.”

5

The Playing Mantis toys “The sales of these wooden children’s toys benefit Philippines charities.