Pop-up spaces

With all the companies which have popped up (pardon the pun) in the last year or two posting listings for pop-up locations, our team has been working on a new site which launches in early 2016 which highlights the hidden fees these companies charge, the questions you really need to ask when renting a space for a pop-up to ensure you are legally renting, why you should be giving your money to the property owner and not the website listing the space, and we will provide no-commitment listings with contact information for the property owner and/or broker for your targeted location. We also offer location services if required, however with the information we provide to you free of charge, you will reduce your costs from your commitment to these web sites. image ©MartinMargiela/Paris

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OLD PARK POP UP STORE

The OLD PARK brand, run by designer Hitonori Nakamura, started in the Fall/Winter season of 2012 . It revives that characteristic vintage feel which old clothes acquire with the passing of generations, and by dissecting these trends and re-creating them it achieves an original kind of western-style clothing.

On this occasion, in addition to the items on display at ‘BEAMS HARAJUKU’ we have also prepared an exceptional lineup. From their tremendously popular pullover shirts, to their coveralls and military coats which are all the rage amongst lovers of vintage clothing, we have prepared a selection of 1 item each from all their catalog. And there will also be some models which have not yet been revealed, and which will appear for the first time on the day of the opening.

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Apprentice preview: the teams squabble over pop-up shops

 

Lord Alan Sugar turns up at the Apprentice house unexpectedly this week to give the contestants a new challenge. He ups the ante when he tasks the teams with setting up a discount shop in one of Manchester’s busiest retail centers. The respective teams must place their orders for branded goods to draw in bargain hunters before heading to wholesalers to stock up on high turnover items, including towels, scented candles, selfie sticks and sweets. But one team’s inept haggling and the other’s dire calculations have Versatile and Connexus squabbling before their shutters are even up. Taking to the streets to discover what will sell well, Lord Sugar’s aide Karren Brady has to intervene when two candidates’ audacious sales technique borders on fraud. Read more

A Pop-Up Holiday: The Resurgence and Relevance of Brick and Mortar

What is evident, especially this year, is that many retailers are still working to find that balance between “cyber and cement.” Gap closed more than 200 stores while, in contrast, e-commerce brands such as Warby Parker, ModCloth, Birchbox, and even Amazon have invested in opening physical stores to complement their online experience.

The 2015 holiday season will see an interesting line up of uncommitted retail relationships – or pop-up shops. This month, in the aftermath of the company’s split from Sears, iconic brand Land’s End announced the opening of temporary holiday stores in New York and Boston. Electric car maker Tesla touted more opportunities for test drives with the opening of pop-up shops in more than two dozen U.S. cities. Mattel-owned American Girl announced the temporary expansion of their retail footprint in selected U.S. cities until January, and Rhone, a men’s activewear company founded in 2013, opened its first “foray” into brick and mortar with a holiday pop-up shop in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.

So, why are so many brands jumping on the bandwagon and opening new brick-and-mortar stores? Read more

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Mystery designers launch Edmonton line at pop-up shop

About a year ago, a group of fashion designers sat around a table in the Netherlands talking about a dream project.

Wouldn’t it be fun, they thought, to do something that was all about creating clothes, with no confines other than the “What the hell — why not?” mentality? Wouldn’t it be great to approach the work with no-holds-barred creative flair?

That was the beginning of their new line, Van Mil. And this Saturday, Nov. 21, sartorially inspired Edmontonians will get to see it at a pop-up shop concept called Church (in a building that used to house Strathcona Presbyterian Church) at 8116 105th St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What they won’t find out, however, is who the creative minds behind the clothing are. Read more

Undefeated Teams Up with Halo 5: Guardians on Clothing Line and LA Pop-Up Store

 

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When you think of the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team, you probably don’t think of Halo’s Master Chief and Cortana. Thanks to L.A.-based apparel company Undefeated, however, there’s now a connection between some of the biggest stars in sports and the most iconic names in gaming. This week, fans can purchase Halo-themed Undefeated apparel at one of Southern California’s most popular fashion destinations.

“Gaming right now is kind of the new sport,” said Undefeated marketing director Ilias Panayiotou. “Our logo is a five-strike, which falls right in line with Halo. We’re all big fans of sci-fi movies, too: ‘Starship Troopers’ and James Cameron’s ‘Aliens.’ Space marines have always been such a great concept, so it’s great for us to jump into that universe and that aesthetic with Halo 5: Guardiansand the Master Chief.”

 

If you’re in Southern California and interested in checking out Undefeated’s Halo pop-up store, head to 112 1/2 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. You’d better be quick, though: The pop-up store opened on Halloween, and runs through this week only.

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