It’s the holiday shopping season in NYC, which translates to not only over-the-top window displays, but a whole slew of fresh pop-up shops. Two temporary retail spaces open for the winter months are proving especially of note. First up is the Gap-sanctioned pop-up shop from the arbiter of all that is aesthetically pleasing and forward-thinking in design, art, music, and film: Cool Hunting. The seasoned website has assembled a Fifth Avenue shop full of locally sourced goods, each handpicked by one of Cool Hunting’s editors. “The resulting assortment ranges from Grado headphones to Amy Sedaris’ new book to exclusive one-offs by Jonathan Adler. We’ve also included a series of Cool Hunting collaborations, such as limited-edition Mast Brothers chocolate and an Outlier cycling cap, along with a mini-installation of our digital content,” says the shopkeeper.
Meanwhile, as The Scout points out, the Pop Up Flea is still on view over at Mulberry Street in the Openhouse Gallery space in Nolita, and, “Couldn’t get enough of Printed Matter’s art book fair? Ed. Varie has created an abridged version of it with their pop-up book shop. Opens this evening from 5-8pm at 208 E. 7th St.” Lastly, Wired Magazine is setting up shop in downtown NYC’s old Tower Records space offering goods for ogling and touching as opposed to actually purchasing.