Run, Don’t Walk To These Summer Pop Up Shops

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Like most good things, summer has a shelf life. We only have a limited amount of time to enjoy summer clothes, summer food, and summer nights before the leaves start to turn and everything feels a little less new.

One of the best parts about the season? Summer pop ups, everywhere. There’s a shop for everything, from jewelry to luggage (and everything in between). Act fast—these pop ups won’t last long. Peep our guide to the best of summer’s limited time offers, below.

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erin dana pop up

Photo via Erin Dana

Chokers are so hot right now, so it’s only fitting that jewelry designer Erin Dana staged her comeback with a choker bar at The Dream Downtown. Fans of the brand include the likes of cool girl Hannah Bronfman. You can choose from python and various leathers and even monogram the pieces—all while lounging poolside. Catch the shop every Thursday at Dream Beach.

Location: 355 W 16th St

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otherwild pop up

Photo via Instagram / @Otherwild

LA-based Otherwild are camping out at Coming Soon NYC for a long-term pop up this summer. Visit the NYC shop for an eclectic mix of home decor, books and magazines, beauty, and occult products. The brand is famous for their selection of cheeky, feminist-leaning goods

Location: 37 Orchard St

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raden pop up

Photo via Instagram / @Raden

Travel meets high tech with Raden’s smart luggage. You can test drive the USB-equipped suitcases at Raden’s sleek pop up showroom. The glossy luggage looks more like an art installation than the usual boring carry on. Stop by before your summer getaway to snag your travel tech hookup.

Location: 72 Spring St

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bulletin pop up

Photo via Inside Elsewhere

Online marketplace Bulletin is bringing local designs to you this summer at the Bulletin Marketplace. Select weekends in July and August, they’re taking over Williamsburg with a curated selection of prints, ceramics, decorations, jewelry and more. While there, you can snack on the tastiest eats from across the city.

Location: 510 Driggs Ave

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Photo via Secret Summer

Photo via Secret Summer

Get ready to be transported out of the city for a magical evening at The Foundry. In its second year, Secret Summer is the farm-to-table cocktail event you won’t want to miss. Tickets include drinks and access to every room and rooftop at the venue (perfect for getting those #views). The event takes place August 14th from 4-10pm—what better way to spend the dog days of summer?

Location: 42-38 9th St

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aurate pop up

Photo via AUrate

Jewelry brand AUrate is hosting a summer pop up. Shop the brand’s selection of gold jewelry, ranging from delicate layering pieces to bold statement chokers. Perfect for the minimal gal, you can catch the NY-based brand in Soho seven days a week.

Location: 156 Spring St

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away pop up

Photo via Away

Away is the insider’s go-to brand for luxe travel accessories. Their destination-focused pop up carries the brand’s luggage, along with a range of lifestyle goods and collaborations with need-to-know brands like Tokyobike and CAP Beauty. Hand-letting artist Jen Mussari is monogramming Away’s signature lightweight carry on, too. The concept store is only open until August, so snag those travel goods while you can.

Location: 325 Lafayette St

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leesa pop up

Photo via Leesa

Experience the chic side of mattress shopping at the Leesa Dream Gallery, produced by our friends and pop-up architects, Lionesque Group. Test the luxe mattresses while viewing art in this unique concept pop up. The gallery comes courtesy of ArtLifting, an organization that empowers homeless and disabled artists—purchase a mattress so you can sleep tight, and buy a painting so someone else can.

Location: 112 Wooster St

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magnum pop up

Photo by George Zervoudis

You may have seen a certain ice cream bar all over social media—that would be Magnum. The custom ice cream bar is more than just a gimmick. You can deck out your ice cream with everything from Fruity Pebbles to edible pearls, and even ‘gram it in one of four bite-sized photo booths.

Location: 134 Prince St

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sebago pop up

Photo via AMP3 PR

East Coast-cool brand Sebago is celebrating their 70th anniversary with a luxe Nolita pop up. The brand has given a modern update to their classic nautical styles, offering the iconic shoes and loafers along with apparel and bags. Shop the New England-inspired styles until August.

Location: 254 Elizabeth St

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taco pop up

Photo via Bolster Media

For one night only, you can live out your food fantasies at the Dos Gordos Taco & Pastry pop up at Tacuba Hell’s Kitchen. You’ll be treated to tacos by Chef Julian Medina and pastries by Chef Jason Licker. Among the mouth watering offerings are pork belly and Korean-inspired tacos, as well as a matcha tart. We’re big supporters of #tacoEVERYday—this is one you won’t want to miss.

Location: 802 Ninth Ave




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  • I need to visit NY for a quick weekend trip! Love the article.