Photo Credit: Samira Rashid

With the holiday season in full swing, Dayanne Danier, designer of Bien Abyé hosted “Holidays at the Pearl,” a pop-up shop that featured Haitian-made gifts and trinkets for sale just in time for the holiday shopping season. After the success of last year’s event, both Bien Abyé and the Embassy of Haiti chose to collaborate again to highlight Haitian entrepreneurs, while giving guests the opportunity to shop fine items during the gift-giving season.

The event, which took place on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 at the Embassy of Haiti in Washington D.C., began with a sip and shop preview Saturday evening sponsored by Toast Vodka and continued all day Sunday afternoon.

Ambassador Paul Altidor and Dayanne Danier. Photo Credit: Samira Rashid

“The Bien Abyé brand is all about promoting Creole excellence to a broader market through pop-ups,” said Danier. “These pop-ups are made of a curated collection of products that guests would normally not be exposed to.”

Guests were greeted by the sounds of Haitian holiday music and toured the multi-leveled embassy filled with merchandise available for purchase. Shoppers got the chance to connect one on one with creators and learn the stories about each product line.    

“Holidays at the Pearl” featured fashion accessories, home decor, artisanal goods, and gourmet food products by Haitian entrepreneurs and artists. The event included products by: Bien Abyé, Art is a Network, Atelier Calla, Fruggie, Ida J. & Co, Myabel, Mokafe, and Haiti Uncovered.

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