Check out the list below for the pop ups currently activated in NYC. We will update the list as new pop-up locations are announced. Let us know if we missed any!
SOHO / NOHO / NOLITA / LES:
June 29th - August 18th
Skincare company Soko Glam launched a pink and peppy looking pop-up in Soho that features only its most popular, 4+ star rated products as rated by members of its community. The pop-up features the Soko Sanctuary which is a personal skin fitting room where customers can try skincare products on in private (so if trying on products in the middle of a crowded store with the pressure of a sales associate looking over your shoulder freaks you out, this is the place for you.)
FILA has been having a huge resurgence as of late. Look down next time you are on the street and you might be shocked by how many pairs of Fila's you see. The brand recently released a new limited-edition collection of outdoors-inspired clothing and accessories called "Explore" at their pop-up. The store is set up as a multi-sensory journey (whatever that means) inspired by the four categories of the Explore collection: Canyon, Mountains, Woods and Elements. If the website is anything to go by, this is sure to be a trippy experience.
July 16th - August 12th
WAG is a South African fashion label that is designed and manufactured in Cape Town. The brand is known for the colorful prints and patterns it uses to make dresses, tops and other clothing. If you've been feeling a bit bored by your closet full of black, navy and grey, stop by the WAG pop-up to pick up some pieces to liven in up.
KIDS NEW YORK
July 18th - August 12th
What were you doing at 18? Playing videogames or maybe hanging out at the mall with some friends. Not these kids. KIDS New York was founded by a pair of 18 year old Manhattanites who realized there was a gap in the fashion retail scene and wanted to give people a chance to discover the next generation of designers. Their pop-up features young, underrepresented brands such as Sage Hollywood and Alexander Digenova who do not have broad distribution. The website and instagram have been quite mysterious leading up to the launch so sign up to stay in the know about weekly events, product launches and more.
FUTURE & FAUNA x SQUAR'D AWAY
July 31st - August 4th
Lifestyle brands Future & Fauna and Squar’d Away have partnered together to bring their specialized collection of female-designed, conscientious and sustainable goods to life at their pop-up shop. Future & Fauna will be selling accessories and home products made by female artisans from all over the world. Squar'd Away will be selling its Brooklyn designed silk bandanas and scarfs and 20% of the profits from the sale of each square are donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The founders of both brands will also be hosting a number of events in the store with a percentage of those proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation as well, so be sure to check out the brands's Instagrams and websites to stay updated.
August 6th - August 12th
Belief is an independent clothing brand & skateshop based in Astoria, Queens. The brand offers a full range of branded, lifestyle apparel and accessories. If you love streetwear but hate trekking out to Queens to visit their permanent location, stop by the Belief pop-up to check out the brand from the comfort of Soho. Beware though, you may like Belief so much that you find yourself actually making a trip out to Astoria once the pop-up is over.
THE ARCADE JAPAN
August 14th - August 25th
The Arcade Japan is a concept store of Made-by-Japanese designers. The brand is back for its second pop-up of the year, so if you loved it in April and can't get enough or missed the April pop-up but wanted to check it out, stop by for high quality clothes and accessories that are hand-selected by The Arcade Japan's owner.
SNACKS WITH x STEVEN ALAN
August 23rd - August 25th
If you've been meaning to try Dada Daily snacks or Kin Euphorics drinks, you're in luck. Stop by Snacks With, a new healthy snack concept that is hosting a weekend-long event event at the Steven Alan Flagship store. The pop-up will include products from over 40 vendors featuring organic, non-GMO, keto and vegan snacks.
Through September 1st
If the idea of an everyday uniform intrigues you, check out Wardrobe NYC's first pop up store to shop their three collections ('Tailored', 'Sport', and 'Street') for men and women. Consumers can only shop in bundles with the option to purchase sets of 4 or 8 items.
Curious what the CBD hype is all about? Saw the giant profile of Recess in the New York Times and want to try it for yourself? Head over to the highly Instagramable Recess IRL popup to try some CBD seltzer or take part in one of the many events hosted at the space such as the upcoming Recess! with Emma, Zach & Friends (July 5th). Stay up to date with the rotating schedule of events here.
Through December 31st
ThirdLove devotees of New York, rejoice! The brand is opening its first ever retail concept on July 24th which will be open through the end of 2019. The concept store is meant to replicate the digital experience by making bra shopping convenient and educational to help women find the right fit. The store will test different fitting room concepts to optimize the experience of trying on multiple bras. If you love the brand and have been waiting for the ability to try on the fits in person, or if you've been interested in the brand but haven't yet taken the plunge, then this is the pop-up for you!
ROCKETS OF AWESOME
August 8th - October 31st
DTC kids brand, Rockets of Awesome, is opening a pop-up just in time for back to school season. In addition to selling the brand's clothing and accessories, the store will have activities and events for both parents and kids such as mini-manicures, a braid bar and sneaker personalization for kids and meditation and networking for parents. The pop-up is right nearby kids retailer CAMP so take the kids for a day of shopping and fun without ever having to leave the city.
UPPER EAST SIDE / UPPER WEST SIDE:
J.MCLAUGHLIN SUMMER HOUSE
May 24th - September 2nd
While J.McLaughlin has a permanent residence just a few doors down on Madison, that flagship is closed this summer for renovation. If you were planning on stocking up ahead of your annual trip to Nantucket and are worried you may not be able to get your basics, don't fret, J.McLaughlin opened a summer house outlet pop-up to cater to your summer. It's an added bonus that everything in the pop-up is up to 50% off.
We couldn’t help but fall in love with Bloomingdale’s latest pop-up: “Style Safari”. Inspired by the Lion King, the Bloomingdale’s team, with guest curator Florence Kasumba, creatively transformed their ground floor pop-up space into a kingdom of African inspired merchandise across women’s, home, men’s and kids. Our favorites: the AAKS handbags, sustainably sourced and designed by women in Ghana, the Simba crossbody bag for kids and if you are low on leopard print, this is the best edit in town.
The walls of the pop-up space are floor to ceiling digital screens. We thought the scene with the sun setting over the desert was gorgeous and made us want to book a real safari. Until then, we will continue on our journey here profiling retail’s big game.
Check it out. Bloomingdale’s rotates its pop-up space, dubbed the Carousel at Bloomingdale’s, every two months. The Style Safari is open until September 2nd.
PS @Bloomingdales we also love that you are launching rental in September. An idea for a future carousel, “The library”. Make it a hub for testing in store rental drop off. With cozy chairs and coffee table books, we will gladly come in, try on and check out. We promise to keep our voices down.
JILL STUART VINTAGE
Nolita | 171 Elizabeth Street | Jill Stuart Vintage Pop Up
April 3rd - April 28th
Stop by Jill Stuart's vintage pop-up shop to check out the collection, curated by Stuart herself.
POP UP GROCER
Soho | 345 Broome Street | Pop Up Grocer
April 5th - April 14th
Pop Up Grocer is a 10-day pop-up grocery store, showcasing hundreds of products from innovative natural food brands.
Nolita | 251 Elizabeth Street | Maapilim Pop Up
April 5th - April 28th
This is the first popup store for Maapilim, a men's skin and hair care DTC brand. Maapilim's team is offering current users one-on-one free consultations in store and by night the store will become a venue for content creation where Maapilim's content arm Sand will record its official podcast.
Soho | 2 Rivington Street | Arcade Japan Pop Up
April 17th - April 28th
Arcade Japan is a concept store of Made-by-Japanese designers. Shop high quality clothes and accessories that are hand-selected by Arcade Japan's owner.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIE STORE
East Harlem | 1590 Lexington Avenue | Girl Scout Cookie Pop Up Shop and Truck
Through May 4th
If you find yourself on the upper-upper-east side with a cookie craving, make your way over to the Girl Scout Cookie pop-up shop to get your fix. If you cant make it all the way uptown, follow #GScookietruckNYC on Twitter to track the location of the mobile Girl Scout Cookie truck that travels through all five boroughs giving the people what they want (cookies!).
Soho | 171 Elizabeth Street | Bagtazo Pop Up
April 30th - May 5th
Bagtazo is a jewelry and accessories line from designer Courtney Bagtazo. Everything in Bagtazo's collections are limited. Some objects are handmade or hand-finished in Bagtazo's studio. Bagtazo is made in part by manufacturers in New York City, California, New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Stop by to explore some unique accessories to refresh your closet for spring!
Soho | 89 Crosby Street | Supergoop P.S. Sun 101
May 3rd - May 5th
Ahead of summer and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Supergoop! is opening their first standalone pop-up shop. The pop-up will offer an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure learning center focused on SPF education and skin cancer awareness with 25% of every purchase being donated directly to funding the brand's Ounce by Ounce Program. Stop by for panel discussions on Saturday and Sunday, SPF consultations and exclusive product. And let's be honest, if you are just in it for the 'gram, they've got you covered with a 90's themed backdrop and school accessories.
5 CARLOS PLACE at FRIEZE NEW YORK
Randall's Island | Randall's Island Park | 5 Carlos Place at Frieze New York
May 2nd - May 5th
Matchesfashion.com is recreating its London townhouse 5 Carlos Place at the Frieze art fair on Randall's Island. The 5 Carlos Place booth will host a variety of programs, events, workshops and panel discussions with artists, designers and other cultural influencers. You will need a ticket to Frieze New York to enter the space and don't forget to RSVP for the 5 Carlos Place programs you want to attend. Make a day out of it and check out the rest of the fair with leading galleries from around the world and enjoy lunch from one of the pop-up restaurants on site including Roberta's Pizza and Frankies Sputino.
ONE OCEAN BEAUTY
Nolita | 251 Elizabeth Street | One Ocean Beauty
May 1st - May 19th
One Ocean Beauty is a sustainable, scientifically-proven beauty and wellness company. The brand uses sustainable formulas and 100% recyclable packaging and has committed a contribution of $250,000 to Ocean. Stop by the pop-up to try on the product and experience the brand in person.
DADA DAILY x SOTHEBY'S
Upper East Side | 1334 York Ave, 4th Fl | DADA Daily
May 3rd - May 12th
Claire Olshan's aesthetically minded, healthy snack food company is hosting a pop up in collaboration with Sotheby's re-imagined galleries on the Upper East Side. DADA snacks are available for purchase at the pre-sale exhibition for the latest auction "Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online". You don't have to be able to place the $11,000 starting bid on a Eugene Berman painting to check out the exhibit while snacking on a matcha latte truffle. Just be careful that you don't actually go bankrupt by bidding on a piece of art you definitely can't afford.
Flatiron | 39 East 29th St, Fl 6 | Great Jones
May 11th (12 to 4pm)
Buzzy cookware brand Great Jones is opening its office for a one day Mother's Day pop up. Stop by to check out their beautiful collection of pots and pans and receive a free bouquet with a purchase of a macaron duchess. This is the brand's first ever event so if you've been curious about their product but want to touch and feel it for yourself make sure to get over to their offices by 4pm on Saturday.
COIL + DRIFT
Bowery | 2 Rivington Street | Coil + Drift Pop Up
May 15th - May 19th
Coil + Drift is the design studio of acclaimed modern dancer and self-taught designer John Sorenson-Jolink. The studio creates American-made lighting and furniture using brass, marble, resin and wood. The brand is opening a temporary showroom during NYCxDesign to feature the launch of their new collection, Assemblage. The showroom will feature the full Assemblage collection, which is composed entirely of lighting, as well as furniture pieces from Coil + Drift's existing collection.
PETITE MAISON D'AMOUR
Soho | 253 Centre Street | Morgan Lane Popup
Through June 1st
Luxury sleepwear, swim and lingerie brand Morgan Lane launched its first pop up shop filled with Morgan Lane's new spring collection, along with candles by Harley Viera Newton, Takesh Eyewear and beauty products from KNC. Additionally, the brand hosts events in the space including a Temporary Tattoo event (April 20th) and a Mother's Day Pajama Party (May 12th).
Soho | 171 Elizabeth Street | Kayu Pop Up
May 8th - June 2nd
Kayu is a line of sustainably-made bags and accessories. Designer Jamie Lim works in partnership with artisans in Southeast Asia to primarily use locally-sourced and eco-friendly natural materials including straw, sustainably sourced shell and recycled wood in all products. Stop by for some vacation ready hats and bags and to experience this California-based brand in person.
MINT & ROSE
Nolita | 251 Elizabeth Street | Mint & Rose
May 24th - June 3rd
Mint & Rose designs and makes its entire collection of women's clothing and accessories with artisans in Spain. The brand has locations in Madrid and Barcelona, so take advantage of the opportunity to check out the brand in person in the United States and maybe stock up on some breezy Mediterranean staples at its week-long pop-up in Nolita.
DIVAS AND DEVILS HOUSE OF STYLE
Soho | 74 Thompson Street | Divas and Devils House of Style
June 1st- June 30th
If you love vintage clothing or Southern style, check out Tallahassee brand Divas and Devils's pop-up shop. The store has a mix of vintage clothing from the 60's, 70's and 80's as well as new designer clothing, accessories and shoes.
RUE SAINT PAUL
Park Slope | 145 5th Avenue | Rue Saint Paul
June 3rd- June 30th
After a successful pop-up on Canal Street in May, Rue Saint Paul is hosting a second pop-up in Brooklyn. If you missed the pop-up the first time around, or just prefer not to have to leave Brooklyn, head over to Rue Saint Paul to shop for the kind of cool, breezy clothing and accessories that will make you feel like an Instagram influencer on vacation. Bonus points that the brand champions independent designers and uses sustainable materials.
Nolita | 251 Elizabeth Street | EnnYe
June 5th- June 9th
EnnYe Collection is a clothing brand founded by two sisters from Zimbabwe. The pop-up will feature SS'19 pieces from Milan Fashion Week so stop by to try on dresses and coats or pick up a bag in bold, unique prints. The collection is perfect if you've been feeling in a rut wearing the same black-on-black outfits everyday and are ready to add some color and print to the equation.
ASTRID & MIYU
Nolita | 251 Elizabeth Street | Astrid & Miyu
June 5th- June 17th
Astrid & Miyu, a London based jewelry brand which has quickly built cult status among fashion editors, celebrities, influencers and models, is back in NYC with their second pop-up this year. You can book ear piercing appointments or just walk-in to check out their collection of fun, affordable jewelry.
HILL CITY x WESTERLIND
Nolita | 31 Spring Street | Hill City
June 11th - June 30th
Nearly a year ago, Gap made its first foray into men's athleisure with Hill City. The brand sells "high-performance" clothing for everyday use, such as workpants and sweaters. The brand is doing its first ever NYC popup at outdoor apparel and grear boutique Westerlind's Nolita store. Stop by if you have been meaning to try out the athleisure workwear trend to try on Hill City's products in person and find a new pair of workpants that you might even not throw on the ground the moment you get home.
JONO PANDOLFI DESIGNS
Lower East side | 213 Bowery Street| Jono Pandolfi Designs
June 12th- June 17th
Ever dined in a restaurant and wished you could own the plates and bowls you were eating off of? Now's your chance. Jono Pandolfi Designs makes handmade ceramic dinnerware that is used by some of your favorite restaurants including, The Nomad Hotels, the Four Seasons hotels, Momofuku Nishi, Jean-Georges and Loring Place. Check out the pop-up to shop the brand's signature collection as well as unique one-offs, discounted seconds, and some new surprises.
HOUSE OF DRUNK
Soho | 89 Crosby Street | Drunk Elephant
June 14th-June 23rd
This is a big one! Drunk Elephant is launching House of Drunk, its first ever pop-up in North America. The space features a whimsical acid trip theme (um, what?) which is apparently a nod to the various acids used in its products. Seems like a bit of a stretch but looks quite fun nonetheless (and will provide plenty of Instagrammable backgrounds if nothing else). If you love Drunk Elephant or have always been curious about it, now's your chance to try the classic products, check out new products and get some exclusive swag.
HARLEEN KAUR & THE PINK BAZAAR: in Bloom Pop-Up Shop
June 15th-June 16th
Stop by this weekend-only pop-up to enjoy fashion, music and artwork from South Asian artists, musicians and creators. There will be multiple vendors at the pop-up including clothing brand Harleen Kaur, jewelry brand The Pink Bazaar, natural beauty company Umoja Wellness and flowers from Flower Devi. Make sure to RSVP to skip the line and hear about additional vendors to come.
Nolita | 171 Elizabeth Street | Homoco
June 19th- June 30th
The Homoco Travel shop is one-stop-shop for your beach-weekend needs featuring swimsuits from Homoco as well as products from brands like Recess, Get Maude and Baboon. The store will host daily events so stay tuned Stop by the pop-up to find your summer needs before going on your trip.
FENTY at THE WEBSTER
Soho | 29 Greene Street | The Webster
June 19th- June 30th
Rhianna continues her world domination with a Fenty takeover of two floors of The Webster's Soho locations. Customers will be able to experience a unique installation and retail experience. The pop up marks the first time New Yorkers will be able to see Rhianna's first collection in person after it's very high profile drop in May. If there are any Rhianna sightings in the flesh, please make sure to tell us first!
Soho | 498 Broome Street | Calpak
June 20th- June 23rd
Heading out for a summer vacation but feeling like you need a luggage upgrade? Calpak, a Los Angeles-based lifestyle luggage and travel accessories brand, is hosting its first ever NYC pop-up. Stop by to see their new summer collection or check out the luggage IRL. You might even be excited for your next trip to JFK.
April 21st - July 16th
CocoMelody is a global bridal brand that offers stylish and high quality brides and bridesmaids dresses at affordable prices. Brides to be can book appointments at the brand's pop up shop to work with stylists to choose the perfect dress or help customize one to fit your needs. While you can always purchase CocoMelody dresses and swatches online, this is a great opportunity to try the dresses on and meet with stylists in person. Make sure to make an appointment as the shop is by appointments only.
May 23rd - July 28th
If you've been meaning to update your wardrobe or home decor lately but haven't been feeling inspired by your regular brands, check out the O.N.S. pop-up. O.N.S Clothing is a direct-to-consumer brand offering men’s lifestyle products for easy modern living. The brand is moving its flagship from Soho to Nolita and the pop-up will be open through the transition. Maybe it will even become one of your new regulars once it moves to it's new full-time home.
June 21st - July 12th
You may be familiar with streetwear designer Eric Emanuel from his collaborations with Adidas and New Era but now you have the chance to check out his first solo collection of his signature basketball shorts as well as some accessories like trucker caps. New product drops every Friday throughout the duration of the pop-up. The brand is heavily inspired by sports, especially basketball, so if you are feeling a little lost post NBA finals and the draft, come to this pop-up to be among your people.
SUPERGOOP SUNSHINE SHACK
July 1st - July 30th
Supergoop is hosting a super fun pop-up in partnership with Naked Retail Group for the month of July. The Sunshine Shack features Supergoop's latest products innovations in addition to customer favorites. The shack is designed like a summertime lemonade stand so head over to learn about SPF and stock up on sunscreen for the rest of the summer.
July 9th - July 14th
Cool girl, Barcelona based brand, Paloma Wool is taking its world tour to NYC for one week in July. Don't miss this opportunity to shop this brand that describes itself as a "project based on clothing, photography and other experiments." If you are interested in finding out what this means or have long followed the brand on Instagram, now is your chance to check out and try on the clothes in person.
July 12th - July 21st
Virgil Abloh continues his streak of forcing us to rethink luxury as a cultural and aesthetic force. His latest iteration comes in the form of an entirely bright green (both outside and inside) pop-up shop on the Lower East Side. While the store does carry pieces from the brand's Fall / Winter 2019 collection, the space functions more as art project / think piece than as a shopping destination. Stop by to get inside the brain of Virgil Abloh and see it for yourself (just know that you'll have to give a bouncer your phone number and wait for a text telling you when it's your turn to enter, it's hot so maybe head west on Rivington to Morgenstern's ice cream to wait it out.)
July 17th - July 21st
Just in time for a mid-summer refresh, sunglasses brand Fancy Troubles is hosting a three day pop-up featuring it's trendy sunglasses. Fancy Troubles has the cool kid of summer look down so if you are ready to spend some money to upgrade your look check out this pop-up for some inspiration.
April 26th - July 31st (Add to calendar)
Wander Beauty is hosting a pop-up on that will host daily educational events with topics such as airplane based skin care, post-gym skin care and date-night makeup. The pop-up is travel themed, and is aimed at community-building. Stop by to check out the highly Instagrammable space, take a makeup class or just experience the product in person.
STAYCATION (MAUDE STUDIO)
June 1st-August 1st
Ever have that FOMO feeling when you spend the weekend in the city in the summer and it seems like every other person has decamped to the Hamptons? Or maybe you love the opportunity to explore the city when no one else is around. Either way, next time you are in town for the weekend, stop by the Staycation pop-up at Maude's Studio. Maude partnered with a bunch of cool digital native brands so take the chance to try sparkling tea from Minna, olive oil from Brightland or if you are feeling super ambitious, buy some wall-paint from Backdrop and turn the weekend into a project. Your friends in the Hamptons might even be jealous of your haul.
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