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MooShoes In-Store Event Thursday, Dec. 27

Waist Away

Hello from MooShoes.

Mary Clifton, M.D., co-author of the brand new title Waist Away—How to Joyfully Loose Weight and Supercharge Your Life will be at MooShoes to sign copies of her book on Thursday, December 27th from 5pm-7pm.

With the holidays coming to an end, many of us are venturing into the new year with a bevy of resolutions, with eating better and loosing weight likely on the top of many lists. Waist Away is the perfect book to get you started. The book features special sections on revving up your sex drive, staving off osteoporosis, conquering food addictions, and sailing through menopause. You’ll also get great advice and recipes from the biggest names in the nutrition world. If you’re ready to lose weight joyfully and live a life free of disease—in a delicious way that makes sense for yourself and the planet—this book is definitely for you.

A mother/daughter physician team will show you how in their book, which reflects their 15 years of medical experience and cutting-edge nutritional know-how. These two docs believe in the philosophy that good food is always your best medicine. You’ll read stories of their patients who lost weight and conquered chronic diseases by simply eating a delicious, plant-based diet.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Get your copy signed and your questions answered by the experts in-person.

You can find more information on the book and Dr. Mary Clifton’s work here.

Take Care,

the MooShoes Staff

Adoption Event at MooShoes Sunday

Adoption Event

Adopt Us!!!Hello from MooShoes.

Please join us on Sunday, December 9th from 12-4PM for an Adoption Day.

I (Erica) have been volunteering at Heavenly Angels. They’re filled to the brim and really need to find homes for all the critters that have been dumped on them (there are close 200) which means that this shelter is very overwhelmed.

I have gotten to know so many of these animals personally and am in love with so many of them. Their spirits remain high despite being stuck in a shelter. Let’s keep their hope alive by homing some of these amazing dogs and cats.

On Sunday, you will have the opportunity to meet:

Penelope—A 1-year-old Basset Hound mix, this shorty is a lover and is happiest in your lap. She gets along well with other dogs and all people (including children). How can you resist those eyes?
Visit Penelope’s Petfinder page for more information.

Scooter—Do you know how some dogs just call out to you? Well that was the story for me and Scooter. He seems a little shy initially, but warms up to his caregiver very quickly. He is a 2-year-old Schipperke mix. This breed is known for their devotion and loyalty. Although he has energy, he is still very well-suited for apartment life because he is great at keeping himself busy. He’s small enough that you can tote him around if you need to, but he is very content with just sitting in your lap and thinks rubdowns are the greatest! Visit Scooter’s Petfinder page for more details.

Luce—Ok, I’ll admit, I’m bias to Luce because he is a mini version of one of my dogs. He’s a little bundle of joy though and he loves everyone. But he’s looking for that special someone that’s going to love him back. He is young and energetic, so he’s best suited for someone that can be active with him (runners, I’m looking at you). He’s a 1-year-old Terrier mix. Take him home and we know that within a couple of days you will fall in love and wonder how you could have gone without him for so long. Find out more about Luce here.

We’ll also have some cats here available for adoption. You know we love cats. I mean, we have four of them in the store as it is. Most cats prefer having a companion or two, so you single-cat households—GET ON IT!

We so badly want to find these guys their forever homes that we are offering to pay half the adoption fee. We also have tons of recommendations for discounted vet care, pet sitting, and training.

We know that taking on a companion animal is a commitment, but it will be the best decision you ever make. And why stop at one…?

Help us make a dent in this homeless animal epidemic. If this is successful, we will continue to host even more critters looking for homes.

Fashion’s Night OUt—VEGAN EDITION!

MooShoes will be participating in Fashion’s Night Out again this year—last year was so much fun, we couldn’t resist doing it again. So join us on Thursday, September 6th at 7pm as we welcome many of our favorite vegan businesses to the store, chow down on tons of vegan snacks, and offer up some major discounts. RSVP on Facebook.

Here’s a list of participating vendors:

Cri De CoueurCri De Coeur/ This NYC-based stylish, contemporary women’s footwear and accessory line that is ethically produced from start to finish is bringing their coveted handbags and their new sustainable jewelry line to MooShoes. For one night only, the locally handmade luxurious bags will go down to 70% off. You can preview the jewelry line and pre-order the collection before they hit the retail stores.

Brave GentleManBrave GentleMan/ The ongoing collaboration, Novacas x Brave GentleMan features durable, classic men’s shoes that are made under fair labor conditions in the European Union. They rival leather like no other— breaking-in and aging wonderfully—and are suitable for vegans, with uppers made from biodegradable PU microfiber. Handsome both inside and out.

NEUAURANEUAURA/ NEUAURA is committed to bringing quality, unique footwear that is vegan and eco-friendly, doing their best to ensure the manufacturing process and materials leave minimal impact on our planet. For Fashion’s Night Out, they will be debuting their Fall 2012 collection including knee-high dress boots, riding boots, patent toe-cap oxford wedges, metallic toe-cap flats and much, much more.

Vaute CoutureVaute Couture/ Vaute Couture is the vegan fashion house born to reinvent the winter dress coat as vegan, eco-conscious, and warm enough for a real winter. The result of a year of development and 8 months of fabric research is a coat line made of recycled and recyclable fibers that has the weatherproofness of a high performance coat but the look of a high style dress coat. Vaute Couture uses fabrics on the cutting edge of weatherproof performance & sustainability with coats constructed locally in NYC’s fashion district.

Love Is MightyLove is Mighty/ Handmade by tribal artisans in India, made from recycled materials, vegan owned and operated.

Matt + NatMATT & NAT/ MATT & NAT founder, Inder Bedi, will be on-hand to give away a free gift with every purchase for Fashion’s Night Out. MATT & NAT is a vegan line that’s been designed in Montreal, Canada since 1995, with love. Linings are always made out of 100 % recycled water bottles.

We’re also lucky to have some our favorite purveyors of vegan food attending as well. Enjoy tasty treats from:

Candle 79Candle 79/ Combining creative, beautifully presented healthy and delicious cuisine with gracious and knowledgeable service in a gorgeous duplex space, Candle 79 is at the forefront of a movement to bring elegance to vegetarian cuisine, and bring the concepts of “local,” “seasonal,” “organic,” and “vegan” into the culinary mainstream.

Rescue ChocolateRescue Chocolate/ Rescue Chocolate is “the sweetest way to save a life!” From each chocolate purchased, 100% of the net profits are donated to animal rescue organizations around the country. Each of the six chocolate bar flavors and two types of truffles highlights a different rescue issue.

Regal VeganRegal Vegan/ Regal Vegan has been making extraordinary food for health-conscious foodies since 2007 and is the brains behind Faux Gras. This rich, creamy walnut lentil pate has been delighting New Yorkers for years and is a most harm-free way to have your Faux Gras and eat it too. Regal Vegan’s newest product, Basilicotta is making it’s way into the hearts and mouths of all those seeking a deliciously conscious alternative to ricotta and lives happily in the cashew cheese section of your local health food store.

RawliciousRawlicious/ Canadian-born, the delicious 100% raw restaurant recently opened their first location in downtown NYC. This will be a great opportunity to sample many items of their extensive menu. We at MooShoes can personally assure you that their food is really darn amazing.

Sherry's ShortcakesSherry’s Shortcakes/ We have been lucky enough to collaborate with Sherry’s Shortcakes in the past. For them, adorable, delectable treats are a must-have. All her morsels are made with the finest, all-natural, organic ingredients and are 100% vegan.

If we haven’t convinced you yet, maybe this will:

Alice Dietz

MooShoes will be offering a 15% discount on all purchases made in store that night.

We will also be holding a raffle with loads of prizes from many of the businesses mentioned above. Money raised will go to benefit the fine work of Alice Dietz. She works tirelessly for Brooklyn’s feral cats. Read more about her work, here.

Finally, special thanks to all the behind-the-scenes design and photography work from raven + crow studio and Avery Wham Photography, always working hard to make us look good.

raven and crow + avery wham photo

Hope to see you there!

Take Care,
Erica at MooShoes
Go Vegan, Thanks!


MooShoes for Moon Bears!

Get. Out.Hello from MooShoes.

Warmer days are upon us and we have loads of new footwear to get you in the mood. Read on and we’ll tell you all about a trunk show with MINK shoes this Saturday May 7th as well as a very special day we’re having for some very special bears. And what newsletter would be complete without a little discount code just for you?

Summer plans are currently being made. This means it’s time to embrace your outdoorsy side. This might take a little extra digging for some of us, but it’s in there somewhere.
When you find it, we’ve got you covered—sporty sandals from Teva, sneakers from Brooks and, for those of you that just want to look good while out of doors, check out our casual wear from SeaVees.

And don’t forget some shoes from a personal favorite—Lino Shoes. These simple yet lovely slip ons are hand-made, hand-crafted, and hand-woven in a small, family-owned factory in Guatemala.
Mink Trunk Show Saturday

Now, onto your future weekend plans.

This Saturday May 5th, we will have a MINK Shoes trunk show from 2-5 PM. Founder, Rebecca Mink, will be here to debut these brand new shoes for our store. They’ve just reached the east coast from Italy and we are so excited to have this line in our store.

Then, on Saturday May 12th, we’ll be hosting ‘MoonShoes’ for Moon Bears. Come in to learn more about the plight of Moon Bears, like Jasper, pictured above. It’s a sad story, but the good news is that they have Animals Asia on their side, and they are winning the battle. To learn more, go to our event’s Facebook page.
We’ll be donating 10% of all online and in-store sales that day to Animals Asia, so get your shop on for the bears!

From now until May 9th, enjoy a 10% discount on all purchases when you supply the code forthebears at checkout. Mention this discount in the store and we’ll gladly apply the discount to your in-store purchase.

Thank you! Thank you!

Take Care,
the MooShoes staff

Vegan Bodega at MooShoes Sunday

Hello from MooShoes.

Just wanted to announce a pop-up shop with Vegan Bodega that’s happening this Sunday, March 25th from 12-5:30 PM right here at MooShoes.
Vegan Bodega will be on hand with some of their most popular goods:

Monks Meat (Made in BK) Standard and Chipotle-Adobe flavors
Food for Lover’s Queso Dip
Bee Free Honee
Sweet & Sara’s Easter Skippers & Sunnys
Caviart Seaweed Caviar
Baked goods from Gone Pie (Made in NY)
Vegan Vitamin D3 from Vitashine
Lip Balm from Pretty Monsters (Made in BK)
Vegg, the New to Market Egg Replacer

So enjoy one-stop shopping with some hard to find food items and don’t forget to check out all the new shoes and bags we have for spring.


Take Care,
the MooShoes staff

MooNews—March 2012

Hello from MooShoes.

So it’s official—an hour of sleep was lost…but we think it’s worth it because spring is almost here! And we’re ready for it with loads of new shoes and a plethora—yes a plethora—of in-store events coming your way. Oh and of course a couple of coupons for your next purchase. So do us the honor of reading on.

Sneaker Time! We have loads of new styles from everyone’s favorite, Macbeth, and a brand new brand for us, Superga. And you know what they say about sneakers—you should never stop at one pair…. We’re not sure if anyone actually says that, but we think they should.

Also don’t forget to check out all the new styles from Hearts of Darkness and Jambu. We think you’re going to like what you see.

In-Store Events—We have some incredible events coming up which can’t be missed. First, on March 31st from 2-6 pm we’re hosting a meet and greet with Doron Petersan. She’s recently released her debut cookbook, Sticky Fingers’ Sweets, which features ‘100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes‘. There will be copies of books for purchase, treats to be sampled, and beverages to enjoy. It’s also a great day to shop as 10% of all sales are being donated to Pinups for Pitbulls.

Then, on April 19th at 7pm we are having an event with Sue Coe. Her newest book, Cruel (link) is being released in April. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Sue will be there to answer questions and sign books. Also, 10% of all sales from that day will be donated to United Poultry Concerns, one of Sue’s favorite non-profits. We’ll have some drinks and snacks on hand, but the renowned Cinnamon Snail will also be parked outside with their amazing food, available for your eating pleasure.

Also stay tuned for more details on our next bake sale, benefiting Darwin Animal Doctors and an upcoming event for Animals Asia.

Discounts—Need a little extra nudge to make that next purchase? From now until March 18th, enjoy a 10% discount when using the code goveganinspring. You can use this code through our website or in store.

Thank you! Thank you!

Take Care,
the MooShoes staff