Just last night, Pawnstar won the “New Shop of the Year” award for 2016 at an award ceremony held at Kathleen’s Waitan. We were not expecting this, but here it is: TimeOut – which does have very good distribution – thinks we are the best new shop this year in Shanghai, a city of nearly 30 million souls. There may have glossier, more high concept shops opening, but clearly we are the one that is a bit different from what has come before here. I don’t think anyone has really done the consignment concept before and the ruggedness – the bohemian sensibility that we have – seems quite different from the typical offerings here.
Here is some of the social media love on my personal wechat account.
And here I am accepting the award on behalf of Pawnstar.