Press Release

Asian Women Owned Boutiques:
Lower East Side Shopping


(New York, NY), November 19, 2012 – Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is sponsoring a Lower East Side Shopping evening to help Asian women owned businesses recover after Hurricane Sandy.  The public is invited to join us on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6 – 8:30 PM. The evening starts with a champagne, music and hors d’oeuvres reception at Yumi Kim, 105 Stanton Street (Corner Ludlow),who is offering a 25% discount storewide.  Also featured are two other Lower East Side boutiques, Szeki andOmYogi Handicrafts, where buyers will also be welcomed with refreshments and discounts.  

About the participating stores:

  • Yumi Kim (105 Stanton Street) was launched by designer Kim Phan in 2004 with collections which became an instant hit with fashionistas, magazine editors, and celebrities establishing Yumi Kim as the go-to brand for silk printed dresses, jumpers, tops, and jackets.  Very affordable, Her designs mix a little bit of funk with urban femininity for work appropriate clothes that can transition to evening.  Yumi Kim has been featured in magazines such as Lucky, People, US Weekly, In Touch, InStyle, and Cosmopolitan. Celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Stephanie Pratt, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Audrina Patridge, Busy Philipps, Camila Alves, Gabrielle Union, and Lauren Conrad have all been photographed in Yumi Kim. 
  • Szeki (157 Rivington Street) is a multifaceted concept store offering affordable carefully curated clothing, as well as a private collection of jewelry, apparel and accessories designed by founder, Szeki Chan.  Szeki started locally on the Lower East Side; opening her first store in 2008, Szeki stocks a meticulously edited collection of one-off clothing along with her own jewelry line. In just four short years Szeki has grown to include her popular retail store, the exclusive handcrafted jewelry collection, and now the store’s own label, 7115.
  • OmYogi Handicrafts (90 Stanton Street) is Diku Sherpa’s lovely small store carrying a broad range of Asian sterling silver jewelry, handicrafts, boxes, bags, hats and much more.  You will find beautiful and unusual gifts to delight your friends and pick up some exquisite affordable items for yourself as well.

This is a free event. RSVP by going to For more information on AWIB and how to become an AWIB Member, contact us at or call (212) 868-1368.

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB, a dynamic organization, has expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various tasks forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals. Visit us at






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