The first one was waiting at the door when we arrived at 8am. The last ones came by hopeful at 8:30pm and left empty-handed. In between, over a hundred other Shanghai residents, foreign and local, expat execs and students, streamed through our doors looking for a way to cope with the unprecedented choking haze. We sold over 1200 masks and all the air purifiers were gone before noon. Everyone on the PL team from our interns to me quickly learned what it feels like to be a short-order cook handling busy lunchtime. We’re very sorry for all the emails, SMSs, and wechat messages we ignored today.
Although we ran out, we have been scrambling to find more supplies and will have more masks tomorrow. We have 3M, Moldex, and Vogmasks(please see picture below for detailed description). We will open, so feel free to come by. Since we are not sure when deliveries will arrive, please call (021-3469-2269) first to check.
Air purifiers are hard to come by. We have a good number of Blueair 400-series replacement filters if you own a purifier and need to change it out. Blueairs can be preordered so you are in the queue for when supplies arrive. We also have a supply of Airgle and Austin Air filters on the way and should arrive by early next week.
77 Tai’an Lu (near Xingguo Lu)
Changning District (but basically Xujiahui)
1F, West Building. Come in through the black gates and straight ahead you will see the PureLiving sign on the wall. We’ll have our air purifiers on and a pot of strong black coffee in case anyone else hasn’t gotten much sleep this week!