Monday, May 4, 2009

A star-studded turnout!

This past weekend's spring edition of UNIQUE LOS ANGELES was a smashing success...
Jimmy Kimmel at the Purrr booth!above: Jimmy Kimmel at the Purrr booth
The stars of It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaAbove: The stars of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Marguerite Moreau of Mad Men, Cupid, What about Brian!Above: Marguerite Moreau of Mad Men, Cupid, What about Brian


Over 7000 people showed up to support local design and shop from our 275 vendors. The energy was amazing, and the community connections that were formed and fostered were fabulous to see. Even an Oprah magazine editor was in attendance, scouting great products for her 'favorite things'. (OMG!!!)

On top of discovering great designers and shopping, you helped us raise over $11,000 for City-Labs.org, which will go toward creating giant 'community service fairs' in both LA and NYC this September.

Once again I am overwhelmed with the sense of community and encouragement that everyone shows, and am proud to have offered up such a great group of vendors for people to support. I'll see you in December for another UNIQUE, and if you sign up for the newsletter, I'll let you know about everything I do in-between (including a summer event in Hollywood at the Urban Outfitter's Space 15twenty...).

{THANKS FOR A GREAT SHOW}

2 comments:

The Paris Salon said...

THANK YOU SONJA for a fantastic event!! Such fun and positive energy ;)
I'm still floating........
Cheers,
Gaye Fabian aka 'The Paris Salon'

Lindsay said...

I just wrote a post about some t-shirts I bought at Unique LA - we had a really great time in May. Hope I can return to LA for another event.
http://blog.spreadshirt.net/us/2009/11/03/election-day-t-shirts-gots-to-vote-and-another-obama-t-shirt/