Pop-up shops have become the trend du jour for retailers and crafters looking to give shoppers a special peak into what they have to offer. But neat as they are, the catch is they’re there one day and gone the next, some are only around for a weeks or even just days. Who needs long lines at the mall when you can shop for a one-of-a-kind gift at a shop that will disappear faster than Santa’s sleigh??
Edited for Goodwill
Location: D.C.; 701 9th Street NW at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Chinatown
Shop ‘Til: Today at 5 p.m.!
Everyone loves a good thrift-store deal, but with the holidays right around the corner, who has time scour through racks of donated goods? Today is your last chance to get the same deals minus the hunt at Edited for Goodwill, a curated collection of the D.C.-area Goodwill’s most stylish clothes, homewares, and accessories. The pieces are handpicked by employees and displayed in a boutique-like space designed by architecture firm Gensler.
Deco District Pop Up Shopping
Location: Tulsa; Between Fifth and Seventh Streets and Boston Avenue to Main Street in the Deco District
Shop ‘Til: December 28
In Tulsa, local crafters and retailers combine forces to bring shopping to the emerging downtown scene. After last year’s inaugural event, four of the eight businesses that set up temp shop became permanent fixtures including handmade collective Indie Emporium, men’s shop Bison & Bear, and Earthly Delights. New pop-ups this year include a Tulsa Zoo gift shop, Tulsa Jewelry Collective, and a hub for new vintage-inspired women’s label Vestida Designs.
Indie Craft Experience
Location: Atlanta; Inside Criminal Records, 154 Euclid Avenue Northeast, in Little Five Points
Shop ‘Til: December 30
Cross off everyone on your list at this one-stop handmade marketplace celebrating its 7th birthday this year. At the Indie Craft Experience you’ll find dresses, jewelry, art prints, and food gifts by more than 100 Atlanta creatives.
Location: Mobile, Alabama; 111 Dauphin Street in Downtown
Shop ‘Til: December 31
Ever since men’s e-shopping site Lyonstate launched in 2011 we’ve been waiting for the moment in which the husband-wife team behind the operation would set up shop. Through December you’ll be able to snag Lyonstate’s collection of Oliver Spencer sweaters and gloves, hipster-approved Folk button-downs, and waxed twill backpacks by Archival Clothing. Ask the shopowners about the cool art on the walls—most are done by local artists.
Hester & Cook
Location: Nashville; 18069 31st Avenue South in Hillboro Village
Shop ‘Til: January 31
The team behind Kitchen Papers, Knobstoppers, and Cake Vintage Table & Home have a temporary outpost for its gorgeous light fixtures, paper goods, and vintage bottle stoppers set up in Hillsboro Village through January. On a recent visit we walked away with hand-illustrated placemats, a chandelier made of silver spoons, and wine stoppers made from vintage doorknobs.
We’re throwing in a bonus pop-up eatery to reward your power shopping excursions, and because, well, this place is just awesome. In Atlanta’s Atlantic Station, Hudson North is serving up refined comfort foods like fig with Amber Ale and bacon, buttermilk okra, and crispy pork belly sliders, alongside warming cocktails such as the Hot Buttered Rum. The setting is complete with floating mason jars and a real-life Christmas tree. The last day to get your grub on is December 31.