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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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

Totokaelo moves into 54 Crosby Street pop-up location as a permanent tenant

Founded little over a decade ago in seattle, founder jill wenger knew from the very beginning what to bring to the table for totokaelo. having little experience in the retail industry, but astutely perceptive of the shifting needs and requirements of a new generation of shoppers, wenger crafted a concept that struck a sensitive chord. fast forward to 2015 in new york citywhere the young entrepreneur has taken a new leap of faith. wenger has relocated her operations to the u.s. east coast to make her biggest retail statement to date, and create a new blueprint of sorts for even bigger endeavours in the future.

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Tesla unveils Pop-up Mobile Container Showroom


Tesla’s new pop-up strategy, brings the brand closer to potential buyers. Touring the US and Europe, the cars are housed in a custom modified ‘shipping container’ designed at Tesla.  Also featuring a limited range of retail merchandise and interactive POP displays, this concept allows Tesla to not only introduce their vehicle lineup to consumers, but to create a brand experience unlike with traditional retail. The mobile container store makes it’s first stop in Santa Barbara this week and onwards to the Hamptons on the East Coast. For more information visit Teslamotors.


Etsy pop-up store in Times Square

The Etsy pop-up market in Times Square coincided with the trading of their stock on Nasdaq under the code ETSY. People could buy real Etsy goods from real Etsy sellers. Fourteen Etsy sellers from around the world including a few local ones from Brooklyn;

Alexandra Ferguson (Brooklyn, NY): Alexandra Ferguson was working in the fashion industry when she launched her Etsy shop during a lunch break. Today, she’s an Etsy Wholesale seller and works out of her own factory in Brooklyn, which employs 5 people. She also serves on Etsy’s Manufacturing Advisory Board.

Goose Grease (Brooklyn, NY): Husband and wife team Anna and Juan Donado sell painted wood peg dolls and cake toppers created with the help of four Colombian artisans. What began as a hobby for Anna has become a successful Etsy shop with more than 5,200 sales.