New People Kicks Off 2011 Holiday Shopping Season With A Special Retail Sale on Japanese Pop Fashions and Products

Shoppers Are Invited To Add A Fun Dose Of Japanese Pop Culture To Holiday Shopping With Special Sale Items At NEW PEOPLE THE STORE, BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT, h. NAOTO, And SOU • SOU; Save Up To 50% On Select Items!

San Francisco, CA, November 22, 2011 – NEW PEOPLE, the dynamic San Francisco entertainment destination bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, kicks off the 2011 holiday shopping season with a variety of special sales and promotions that will take place throughout the venue beginning on Black Friday, November 25th.

NEW PEOPLE, The Store will offer several Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Specials on select items in the store on sale for 30%-50% off! Visit NEW PEOPLE's very on retail location, located in the venue's lobby, and explore a vast collection of fun and inventive products inspired by Japanese pop culture. Shoppers can browse a fantastic selection of carefully selected Japanese products that include apparel, accessories, books, toys, DVDs, music, and design items for the home and office.

Also announced is a special DVD pre-order promotion for the upcoming release of the DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 to be continued, which traces the incredible rise to international stardom of AKB48, one of Japan's hottest pop idol groups. Pre-orders are now being accepted for the new film, which will be sold exclusively online for $19.99 through the NEW PEOPLE store at: For a limited time, NEW PEOPLE, The Store is offering a FREE bonus DVD title from its catalog to all pre-order purchasers. The film will be released December 1st.

NEW PEOPLE's newest apparel boutique, the edgy Goth fashion brand, h. NAOTO, will also hold a sale with items available for between 30% and 50% off. The sale runs thru November 27th. The first 50 customers that purchase over $100.00 of merchandise will also receive a special invitation to attend h. NAOTO's Holiday Party on December 10th. More details are available at the boutique.

Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, the renowned Japanese Lolita fashion brand, will have a special sale with over 250 items marked 30% to 50% off. Shoppers are invited to take advantage of some of the best deals of the season on hand-crafted Lolita-inspired baby doll dresses and accessories.

Finally, Japanese Tabi shoe manufacturer SOU • SOU will hold a Holiday Sale beginning November 25th thru November 27th. SOU • SOU has developed a unique line of Japanese classic “Tabi” shoes based on a design originally favored by Japanese construction workers. SOU • SOU's combination of form-fitting soles and colorful graphic patterns has attracted a huge following, from dancers to the sneaker-obsessed. During the sale, shoppers that purchase at least $100.00 of SOU • SOU products will receive a free pair of Tabi socks. Offer applies to in-store purchases only; limit one pair of socks per customer. SOU • SOU will also offer free shipping to online purchases over $75.00. (U.S. shipping only)

About NEW PEOPLE, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, California, NEW PEOPLE, Inc. ( offers the latest films, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan through its unique entertainment destination as well as through licensing and distribution of selective Japanese films. NEW PEOPLE Entertainment (, a film division of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. strives to offer the most entertaining motion pictures straight from the "Kingdom of Pop" for audiences of all ages, especially the manga and anime generation, in North America. Some titles include DEATH NOTE, GANTZ, KAMIKAZE GIRLS, and THE TASTE OF TEA.

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