SAN FRANCISCO – New People kicks off the 2011 holiday shopping season with a variety of special sales and promotions that will take place throughout the venue beginning on Black Friday, Nov. 25.
New People, The Store will offer several Thanksgiving weekend shopping specials on select items in the store on sale for 30 to 50 percent off. Visit New People’s very own retail location, located in the venue’s lobby, and explore a vast collection of fun and inventive products inspired by Japanese pop culture. Shoppers can browse a selection of carefully selected Japanese products that include apparel, accessories, books, toys, DVDs, music, and design items for the home and office.
Also announced is a special DVD pre-order promotion for the upcoming release of the AKB48 documentary “to be continued,” which traces the incredible rise to international stardom of AKB48, one of Japan’s hottest pop idol groups. Pre-orders are now being accepted for the new film, which will be sold exclusively online for $19.99 through the New People store at http://store.newpeopleworld.com.
For a limited time, New People, The Store is offering a free bonus DVD title from its catalog to all pre-order purchasers. The film will be released Dec. 1.
New People’s newest apparel boutique, the edgy Goth fashion brand h. NAOTO, will also hold a sale with items available for between 30 and 50 percent off. The sale runs through Nov. 27. The first 50 customers that purchase over $100 of merchandise will also receive a special invitation to attend h. NAOTO’s holiday party on Dec. 10. More details are available at the boutique.
Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, the renowned Japanese Lolita fashion brand, will have a special sale with over 250 items marked 30 to 50 percent off. Shoppers are invited to take advantage of some of the best deals of the season on hand-crafted Lolita-inspired baby doll dresses and accessories.
Finally, Japanese tabi shoe manufacturer Sou•Sou will hold a holiday sale Nov. 25 to 27. Sou•Sou has developed a unique line of Japanese classic tabi shoes based on a design originally favored by Japanese construction workers. Its combination of form-fitting soles and colorful graphic patterns has attracted a huge following, from dancers to the sneaker-obsessed.
During the sale, shoppers that purchase at least $100 of Sou•Sou products will receive a free pair of tabi socks. Offer applies to in-store purchases only; limit one pair of socks per customer. Free shipping for online purchases over $75 (U.S. shipping only).
Located at 1746 Post St. in San Francisco Japantown, New People Inc. (www.newpeopleworld.com) offers the latest films, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan through its unique entertainment destination as well as through licensing and distribution of selective Japanese films. NEW PEOPLE Entertainment (www.newpeopleent.com), a film division of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. strives to offer the most entertaining motion pictures straight from the “Kingdom of Pop” for audiences of all ages, especially the manga and anime generation, in North America.