I cannot adequately describe to you how excited I am about the opening of the new PIQ store in Grand Central... I have been wanting to bring art toys to an uptown NYC shop myself for 9 years now... I just never had the capital to make that a reality. So when I found out (through my friend Jason Freeny's FB feed) that his products were being featured in a new shop in Grand Central, possibly the most convenient and accessible location in all of New York City, I was SO STOKED!
Now PIQ has contacted me to make a blog post about their shop. From the images they provided, it looks like they have an AMAZING selection of new and old vinyl art toys, from Freeny and JLED to NadaOne, Toy2R... next time you visit NYC, GO TO PIQ! I'm gonna visit as soon as I get back from vacation in early February.
THE SARUT GROUP, a leader in the gift industry, and widely known for
their vibrant collection of eclectic gifts, has announced the roll out
of their new retail store concept called PIQ.
The PIQ stores were
first introduced in 2012 at Universal CityWalk, Orlando and Caesars
Palace, Las Vegas. The stores themselves, bold, bright with a very
contemporary look, are replete with unique and unexpected items. PIQ
features designer toys, focusing on vinyl collectibles, books, limited
editions, and rare pieces from such names as Frank Kozik, Ron English
and Buff Monster. Other gift items include games, chic home and kitchen
accessories, nostalgic souvenirs, funky novelty items as well as rare
pop culture finds. Partnerships with established and upcoming designers
such as Jason Freeny, Robin Van Valkenburgh or established vendors like
DKE comprise a major part of the PIQ brand and showcase the unique
merchandise that PIQ brings to the marketplace. The first PIQ New York
City store opened mid January 2014 in Grand Central Terminal, Shuttle