Must Attend: Manhattan Vintage’s Holiday Pop-Up Show

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For all you fashionistas looking for unique gifts to give this holiday season, or else that perfect statement jacket to spice up your New Year’s look – the Manhattan Vintage Holiday Pop-Up Show is the event for you. The show takes place in Milk Studios and features over 25 of New York’s best vintage collections all in one room.

Among the vendors setting up shop is Spark Pretty, the 90’s-inspired online and pop-up vintage heaven we recently profiled on BlackBook, as well as other local gems like Gypsy Nation Vintage and Fool’s Gold.

The event will take place December 2 and 3 at 451 W 14th St. Get tickets here.

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Here’s the full list of vendors:

  • andArchive
  • Cherry
  • Connie Schwab
  • Denyse‚Äôs Closet
  • Fool‚Äôs Gold
  • Gypsy Nation Vintage
  • Icon Style
  • IMJM Antiques & Vintage Couture
  • Incogneeto
  • James Veloria
  • Karen McWharter
  • La Poubelle Vintage
  • Lady V Second Time Around
  • Lisa Victoria Vintage Clothing
  • lofty vintage
  • Marilyn Hitchcock Vintage
  • Metropolis Vintage
  • Mingei Japan
  • Noble Savage Vintage
  • Olive‚Äôs Very Vintage + OLAFS
  • Patina
  • Spark Pretty
  • SwaneeGRACE
  • The Bargain District
  • Thriftwares
  • Vintage With A Twist
  • What Was Is Vintage
  • Yosha Graphics

‘Search Party’ Pop-Up Shop Appears in Williamsburg, Featuring Cast and Creator

Through this weekend in Williamsburg, our new favorite indie comedy¬†Search Party¬†(premiering November 21 on TBS) will host a pop-up shop featuring local wares and bites and even a visit from the show’s cast and creator!

The shop is located at 241 Bedford Ave in Williamsburg, and will remain open through the show’s premiere date.

Search Party, which we’ve previously raved about, follows the story of four millennials in Brooklyn, led by Dory (Alia Shawkat), a lost twenty-something who finds purpose in the search for an acquaintance who’s gone missing. It’s¬†Nancy Drew¬†meets¬†Broad City¬†meets something dark and sadly funny.

The pop-up will feature a stacked roster of cool events, including a visit from the cast and show creators this afternoon.

Here’s a full list of events and specials happening at the pop-up:

Daily Offerings: Made-to-order drink by Toby’s Estate (12-3pm and exclusive item giveaways hand-curated by New York Magazine

Today, November 17: Cast & Creator Visit (2-3pm); Egg Happy Hour, featuring specialty alcoholic drinks (5:30-6:30pm); Timothy Goodman unveils special art installation

Friday, November 18:  Cast and Creators join WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens for a live podcast taping

Saturday, November 19: New York Mag and The Cut provide custom professional head shots from Atisha Paulson, nail art from Paintbox and grooming by Fellow Barber (12-4pm); Widowspeak performs a music set (6:30pm)

Sunday, November 20: Egg provides Biscuit Bar & Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice and Mimosas brunch¬†(12-3pm); Citi Bike members can watch a VIP screening of the show’s first two episodes (3:30-4:30pm)

Monday, November 21: Premiere Day – binge the entire show and win exclusive prizes (12-7pm)

Dinner on Ludlow’s Staten Island Pop-Up Feeds 200 Sandy Victims

Two-hundred Staten Islanders affected by Hurricane Sandy sat down to a dinner of herb-roasted chicken, chive mashed potatoes, and beef stew at one-day pop-up Dinner on Ludlow Relief Kitchen. Launched by Dinner on Ludlow in the LES, executive chef John Keller‚Äôs home-cooked comfort foods were served last Friday at Guyon Rescue, a 24-hour relief center for Hurricane victims that has saved the lives and spirits of families on the Island these past three weeks. 

Beyond the pop-up, Dinner on Ludlow is continuing to raise money for Guyon Rescue, so grab a table and feed a family besides your own.

Bringing St. Tropez to NYC: Chanel Pop-Up Shop at Jeffrey

If you couldn’t make it to the south of France for the debut of Chanel’s Resort 2011 collection, you’re in luck. The iconic Parisian brand is bringing St. Tropez to Manhattan’s Meatpacking District with a temporary boutique at shopping hot spot Jeffrey New York. Recreating the Café Sénéquier where the brand held its cruise runway show last May, the Chanel pop-up has transformed the store into an authentic imitation of the red-roofed resort town.

With this small taste of life in the European seaside village, shoppers will be transported onto the chic Tropezien beaches that were known in the 1920s for attracting famous personalities from the fashion world including Coco Chanel herself.

Checking in with NYC’s Holiday Pop-Ups

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.

NYC Retail Recovers, Less Pop-Ups To Come

The recession may be far from over, but retail in NYC is on the rebound. Rents are rising all across the city with regard to commercial spaces, but especially in and on shopping hubs like Soho and Madison Avenue. “Though unemployment in the city remains high — and the office market is showing only minimal improvement — retail leasing began picking up late last year and has been accelerating this year,” says the New York Times. And, thanks to increasing foot traffic by way of tourists, the potential for such improvement to continue looks promising. As for newcomers to the NYC retail game, the Times points to South Korea’s Hollister-esque Who A. U. and Spain’s undies-friendly Desigual. But, perhaps the most interesting facet of this change in the commercial real estate market is the effect it will have on the recession-induced shopping phenomenon: the pop-up shop.

“A year ago, there were probably 20 spaces where you could put a temporary tenant,” real estate broker Stephen Tarter told the New York Times of Soho’s pop-up shop options, adding, “now there are about three.” As commercial spaces continue to fill their floors with stock that will stick around indefinitely, the eagerness to put in boutiques willing to make just a few months commitment are likely to appeal to landlords less and less. So, while the novelty of pop-up shops has appealed to consumers much in the same way that flash sale sites and designer collaborations have (all being available for a limited time only), if rents continue to rise, the temporary retail trend looks increasingly less likely to maintain its appeal.

NYC To Get Zac x Target Early

Target is keeping the buzz going with regard to Zac Posen’s not-yet-launched diffusion line. In advance of the line’s hitting stores April 25, Target is giving New Yorkers the chance to score Posen’s designs a full ten days early. “Beginning at 11pm on April 15 to 11pm on April 16, Zac Posen’s Go International collection for Target will be available exclusively in a pop-up shop located at 481 Eight Avenue in Manhattan,” says Coutorture. Posen’s entire line, which includes hit items like a yellow Umbrellas of Cherbourg-appropriate rain coat, floral maxi dresses, metallic minis and swimsuits and not one but two dresses that involve removable sections, will be on sale at the temporary space.

Some critics have complained that Posen’s Target frocks are a bit high-priced for a diffusion line: Racked LA thinks $80 for a dress and $200 for a jacket from Target is a bit too much, whether or not Posen’s name was attached. But if the pop-up shop causes anywhere near the frenzy that Liberty’s recent stint with Target did (wares sold so face the space was forced to close early), expect these racks to be picked clean come closing time. Special performances from The Like and DJs Kid America, The Other Will, and Luisiul won’t hurt in generating added foot traffic either.