All About Pearl River Mart (And its Newest Location)



To celebrate the Lunar New Year, legendary New York boutique Pearl River Mart is putting on a number of events to celebrate the year of the pig! But one of the most exciting pieces of news is the opening of their third NY store at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Here’s everything you need to know about Pearl River Mart to start the new Lunar year right.

Lunar New Year

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In Chinese culture, the Pig is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. People born in the Year of the Pig are therefore known to love entertainment, be energetic, enthusiastic, hard workers, and interested interest in power and status. Looks like 2019 is set to be a prosperous and financially rewarding year.

What is Pearl River Mart?


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Pearl River Mart was founded in 1971 by a group of young Chinese men and women. Known as the world’s first Chinese American department store, it found its origins in NYC’s Chinatown, and quickly amassed a reputation for being a place where you could find just about anything. Additional locations have popped up in TriBeCa (2016) and Chelsea Market (2017) alongside a hearty food hall in the Meatpacking District.

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

Pearl River Mart at @mocanyc

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Born in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a space dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the culture, heritage, diversity and history of the United State’s Chinese population. The museum hosts a number of interactive exhibitions, cultural performances and educational programs throughout the year – giving both tourists and locals a rich display of Chinese experience.



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We weren’t exaggerating when we said that Pearl River Mart really does have it all. Men’s wear, women’s wear, skincare and cosmetics accompany health foods, ceramics, bed and bathroom decor, wedding ornaments, lanterns, statutes a wide range of Chinese herbal teas. Enjoy!

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