The NYC Pop-Up Shops You Don’t Want to Miss
Holiday shopping is taken care of.
Published Oct 31, 2018 6:36 PM
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Whether you’re hunting for a one of a kind vintage rug or are in the market for an offbeat piece of wall art, pop-ups are probably your best bet because they offer a small selection of expertly curated pieces. Meaning, you’re much more likely to find that super unique holiday gift at a cool pop-up than you are at a big box retailer.
But while we love a good pop-up (so much so that we’re currently running two), the sheer number of new shops popping up—sorry—here and there can get a little overwhelming. Here, a definitive list of all the new pop-up shops in NYC worth hitting up on your next shopping spree in the city. Many of these close after Christmas, but a few will stay open in 2018 as well.
Domino Holiday Pop-Up
Like we said, we love a good pop-up. This season, we’ve teamed up with the Home Depot to bring the magazine to life in the form of an experiential store. Shop our favorite products and stop by for fun events and workshops hosted by our favorite designers and tastemakers. There may or may not be freshly baked cookies available (there will be) and, because it’s the holidays, all proceeds from the pop-up benefit Habitat for Humanity. You can find more details here.
44 Mercer Street; Pop-up open every Friday-Sunday between December 1-December 23, 2017.
Parachute Home x Cuyana
Consider this the cozy collaboration of your dreams. Parachute Home, the home goods company renowned for its clean and contemporary bedding and bath essentials, has teamed up with San Francisco-based apparel and accessories brand Cuyana for a holiday pop-up that embodies the beachy California vibe we all crave during the winter months. Both brands share a love for simple elegance, making this a partnership match made in heaven.
257 Elizabeth Street; Pop-up open daily until December 31, 2017.
Good Goods launched in April and just opened its first-ever shop, situated in the heart of Soho. It follows a collaborative, “shared economy” retail model which basically means it acts as a marketplace by showcasing several brands at the same time. Go here for design-focused finds ranging from small ceramic mugs to structural bags and support emerging makers.
121 Prince Street; Pop-up open daily until January 28, 2018.
If you’re as obsessed with Brooklyn-based home goods company Aelfie as we are, add this shop to your bucket list ASAP. It may only be open for a short time, but it’s worth it: Founder Aelfie Oudghiri sourced an array of products from up-and-coming female designers, meaning every item in the store was intentionally put there.
The pop-up is located in a 2,000-square-foot former factory, providing the perfect backdrop to showcase the vibrant, eclectic finds that have become synonymous with the brand itself.
75 Franklin Street; Pop-up open daily until December 15, 2017.
This globally inspired brand has a socially responsible edge. Every item is made by artisans around the world, with St. Frank supporting them both financially and by enabling the preservation of traditional crafts making in smaller communities. Go here to shop for your people on your list who love to travel and have a more bohemian personal style. You’re sure to find plenty they’ll love.
175 Mott Street; Pop-up open daily until January 31, 2018.
Vintage furniture lovers, rejoice. We’ve found the pop-up for you. Chicago-based Jayson Home is making its East Coast debut with a temporary storefront in Soho, blending the vintage finds the company is known for with more modern pieces.
“Ultimately, it’s all about the mix,” Devin Kirk, vice president of merchandising, told Domino. We love beautiful old things and well-made new things that will just get better with time. This classic Soho space really showcases all those pretty pieces so well because we group items into loose stories—think entertaining, a vintage rug den, and even a little flower shop.”
138 Greene Street; Pop-up open daily until June 30, 2018.
Il Buco Vita
Add a Mediterranean flair to your homes (or your gift recipients’ homes) and stop by Il Buco Vita’s first-ever holiday pop-up shop. You’ll find tons of the traditional ceramics and tabletop pieces that the brand is known for—and that are perfect for entertaining—but don’t sleep on the other offerings. Leather goods, soft cashmere blankets, and even skincare products line the shelves in this Italian-inspired storefront.
51 Bond Street; Pop-up open Wednesday-Sunday until December 31, 2017.
For the shopper who might need a little guidance, don’t miss Goop GIFT. The bright and airy space is divided into twelve gifting categories (I.E “the cook”, “the lover”) that mimic the magazine’s digital holiday guides and take the guesswork out of gifting. The pieces in this pop-up typically err on the pricier side, but if you’re willing to splurge a bit it’s worth a visit.
25 Bond Street; Pop-up open daily until December 24, 2017.
Part sample sale, part holiday pop-up, this pop-up is perfect for textile aficionados. Photographer Martyn Thompson’s eponymous brand features wallpaper, tapestry pillows, scarves, and bags in moody tones and rich materials. These beautiful pieces look more like artwork than home decor accents, and are sure to spruce up any space with minimal effort.
88 Prince Street; Pop-up open daily until December 17, 2017.
Luxury consignment e-store The RealReal recently opened a permanent storefront in Soho, and for the month of December the company is partnering with The Line’s founder Vanessa Traina and style editor Allee Goldstein for a pop-up within the concept storefront. Visitors will find the duo’s favorite items from The RealReal’s home, art, and apparel products such as Hermès bags and mid-century modern Bentwood armchairs.
80 Wooster Street; Pop-up open daily until December 31, 2017.
This pop-up is halfway between a retail space and an art gallery, which only lends to its appeal. Curated by visual artist Elizabeth Sutton, the space brings together female entrepreneurs across industries from skincare to jewelry design, all linked against the backdrop of Sutton’s bright pop art. Sutton herself will be scheduling several DIY craft and art demonstrations throughout the duration of the pop-up and will also be using the space as her own personal studio where visitors can get a front row ticket to watching her create her art.
236 West 10th Street; Pop-up open daily until January 31, 2018.
For one day only, come sort through Eskayel’s giftable home pieces and see what goodies you find. The brand’s signature tonal, watercolor-inspired prints will be on full display via pouches, throw pillows, and more, but customers will also find gifts from other makers. Sustainable candles from Tamika Rivera and hand-blown glass jewelry from Jane D’Arsenbourg are just some of the pieces offered in this flash pop-up—plus, all customers get 10% off everything. Run, don’t walk.
Showroom 75 South 6th Street; Pop-up open December 9, 2017.
For Love of the Moon
For one of a kind vintage finds, For Love of the Moon is the place to be. Focused around simple living and thoughtful consumerism, this little online boutique sources vintage pieces and its owner uses recycled fabric to make her own handmade items. Head to Greenpoint for one weekend only and shop the best of these unique products, which range from clothing to art to beauty essentials to records.
67 West Street, suite 713; Pop-up open December 9-10 2017.
Bulletin Mini Mall
The ’90s are back with Bulletin Mini Mall, the latest brick and mortar iteration of feminist-meets-fashion startup company Bulletin. Get all the throwback merch you’ll ever need as well as more modern finds (think: cool wall art made up of witty phrases) and know that your purchase is actively making a difference: 10 percent of all store sales go directly to Planned Parenthood. And as Bulletin exclusively hosts female-led businesses, it’s clear that empowering other women is at the core of this store’s ethos.
927 Broadway; Pop-up open daily until January 15, 2018.
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