Pop-Up News Digest

October 29, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

True, there are fewer Halloween pop-up’s this year, but the concept is taking off otherwise! There are a lot of new developments in pop-up retail this week. Some of the exciting stories are related to the Los Angeles Rams’ new pop-up concept with Fanatics and Postmates. Carrie Underwood also debuted her new stores earlier this week!

With a lot of big movements recently, it will be exciting to see what Christmas pop-up’s are in store for the coming months and what other concepts will develop in the coming year. Enjoy the digest and have a Happy Halloween!

Issue #27

L.L. Bean ‘Bootmobile’ Pop-Up Shop Coming to Watertown Public Square

An oversized boot will be making an appearance in the North Country this week.

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LA Rams, Fanatics and Postmates Coordinate on an On-Demand Pop-Up

Postmates, now destined to be a division of Uber, is diving deeper into the world of on-demand retail and its partnership with the National Football League.

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Carrie Underwood Launches CALIA Pop-Up Shop in Nashville

CALIA by Carrie Underwood opened one of its first three pop-up retail stores on Wednesday in Nashville, a location Underwood said is more than fitting for her women's activewear brand.

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Pop-Up Retail Market on Chicago’s Randolph Street Will Be Made of Repurposed Shipping Containers

Commercial real estate developer Related Midwest plans to open a pop-up market created entirely from repurposed shipping containers.

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Portland Fashion Brand 4Twenty4 Boutique Opens Seattle Pop-Up

The Portland fashion brand 4Twenty4 Boutique has launched its first retail location, a pop-up store inside Seattle's Periodic.

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Famous Atlanta Design Duo To Debut Alpharetta Pop-Up Shop for Holidays

Alpharetta residents won’t be short on holiday shopping options thanks to a new pop-up concept coming to Avalon next month.

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American Field Brings Holiday Popup Curation to Brooklyn

After months of quarantine lockdowns, economic anxiety and muted spending, consumers might be itching to get out again and discover promising up-and-coming brands.

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Rammed-Earth Counter Anchors Flamingo Estate Pop-Up in Los Angeles

Vibrant green walls surround a chunky rammed-earth counter in this garden-themed pop-up shop in LA that creatives Alex Reed and Dutra Brown have designed for lifestyle brand Flamingo Estate.

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Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Pop-Up Wants Your Old Clothes for a Good Cause

Vancouver Street Store is a free outdoor pop-up store facilitated by Employ to Empower, held each December for residents in the Downtown Eastside.

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World Famous Toy Shop Hamleys Opens in Meadowhall

One of the world’s oldest and largest toy stores, the firm opened its new store at the shopping complex yesterday.

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QWSTION Pop-Up Store

Zurich-based bag manufacturer QWSTION ventures cross-country to raise its profile in Geneva, opening a temporary retail space at The Hamlet.

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How Will Fewer Halloween Pop-Ups Impact Commercial Real Estate?

Fall isn't just the season of colored leaves and pumpkin spice; it's a season when Halloween dominates. Consumers spend billions each year on Halloween, from candy to costumes to decorations.

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The New Pop-Up: Brands Are Rethinking the Purpose of a Temporary Store

Running a temporary retail store, which has become a popular experiment, became impossible. And now, as the U.S. market slowly eases into reopening, the pop-up is transforming.

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