Retail Refugees

Harry & David Pop-up Orchards
October 19, 2010, 11:57 am
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Anybody familiar with Harry & David will have a tough time arguing that the onslought of mail-delivered fruit baskets does not signal the coming fall and holiday seasons.  With this in mind, H&D have announced their latest retail innovation- the pop-up orchard!

“Harry & David is a gift-giving tradition around the holidays. This year the company famous for its fruit and other mail-order delectables is opening up “pop-up orchards” in neighborhoods around the country. The stores were inspired by Harry & David’s home in Oregon’s Rogue River Valley and feature Harry & David’s new customizable options, such as the “Create Your Own” Bento Box, in addition to Harry & David favorites including new flavors of Moose Munch snacks. The holiday collections will feature exclusive wines, artisanal cheeses, baked goods and of course, fresh fruit. Harry & David is also offering special pricing at the rate of $19.34 on select holiday items to commemorate their anniversary year.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to launch our Pop-Up Orchard concept just in time for the holiday season,” says Steve Heyer, who has the title of Chief Happiness Officer. “It’s a unique platform for us to share our rich brand heritage and showcase our farm-to-table expertise while engaging with consumers across the country’s most bustling cities for the first time.”

The stores will be open through January 2011. A store locator is available on the Harry & David website. Locations include the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia; at the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Georgia; at Beachwood Place in Cleveland, Ohio; at Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, Colorado and on Greenwich Ave in Greenwich, Connecticut.”

(via Luxist)

Too Little Too Late for Calvin Klein
September 29, 2010, 12:52 pm
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Is this 2007? Maybe somebody should inform Calvin Klein that pop-up shops are not longer the innovative productions that they used to be…  However, well-deserved praise to CK for the charitable motivation involved with this project.

Calvin Klein is opening its first-ever pop-up shop—in partnership with Carson Pirie Scott—in downtown Chicago on September 30th. The store will remain open for business through October 8th and will sell both men’s and women’s fall collections. A portion of sales will be donated to The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Calvin Klein pop-up will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 1st; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 2nd; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from October 4th through October 8th. (Racked)

SartoriaLUST pop up in Barneys
September 10, 2009, 11:02 am
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Riding his wave of success from the Sartorialist book, Scott Schuman has put together a mini pop up in Barneys based on a few of his favorite looks.  “The SartoriaLUST, the temporary retail space will offer a variety of items ranging from clothing to accessories and everything in between. Expected brands include Dries Van Noten, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, and Jil Sander as well as smaller brands such as Duckie Brown, Lidfort and Fairfax. Stay tuned for further information as it arrives.” (hypebeast)

the sartorialust pop up shop barneys new york 1 The SartoriaLUST Pop Up Shop at Barneys New York

the sartorialust pop up shop barneys new york 2 The SartoriaLUST Pop Up Shop at Barneys New York

Jack Spade Pop up in Los Angeles
September 9, 2009, 12:18 pm
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Jack Spade opened his latest pop-up in LA at Apartment 9 recently… has the details… It is “offering a full range of accessories and making the West Coast debut of its first apparel collection. A wide range of contributors and collaborators—from secondhand hounds like Reference Library‘s Andy Beach and our buddy (and Spade alum) Mister Mort to comedienne Phyllis Diller—have curated a selection of vintage goods, including, in the spirit of fun, comedy albums and Halloween costumes. Spade stays in residence until, appropriately enough, October 31.”
Jack Spade at Apartment Number 9, 9877 Little Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.,;

Pop-up Follow up: Mark Ronson designs for Gucci
August 6, 2009, 10:44 am
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As I reported yesterday, Gucci is planning a string of pop-up shop openings throughout the world celebrating their upcoming sneaker collection.  After this initial news broke, Gucci followed up with some images of the new collection which was designed in part by Mark Ronson.  “Gucci Ronsons for the brand’s upcoming series of sneakers-only pop-up shops, the first of which comes to NYC this October. The three styles the brand is previewing include a chukka, a deck shoe, and a more traditional sneaker, which, with their bright colorways and preppy styling, call to mind the footwear of another of Ronson’s favorite lines, Band of Outsiders. It’s a smart move, we’d say, to push limited editions with one of the few guys left with the cred to make them must-have. Avid kick collectors will no doubt want them all—but since a new style will be released at each new pop-up on the tour (currently planned to include London, Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo), they’d better have a few frequent-flier miles at the ready.
Gucci Ronsons will retail for $500 to $600 at Gucci Icon-Temporary pop-ups this fall; the first opens in NYC’s Soho, October 23″ (via

Gucci Pop-up: Too little too late
August 5, 2009, 12:00 pm
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Has it really come to this?  By the end of the year, the pop-up shop will be so ubiqutous, that having a permenant location will be the new competitive advantage!  Gucci will launch their version of the temporary store later this year…

“The first stop on the tour will be Crosby Street in New York’s SoHo on October 23. Other stops will include London, Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The units, dubbed Gucci Icon-Temporary, will feature 18 exclusive sneaker styles — 16 for men and two for women.

Patrizio di Marco, Gucci’s chief executive officer, told WWD that he had no concerns about the sneaker project diluting the brand’s luxury status. “This is a very controlled, brand-enhancing initiative that will appear for just two to three weeks in just six to seven cities,” he said. “An initiative such as this one will simply serve to enhance the brand’s reputation as a fashion authority and innovator.””

Innovator?… yeah right.

(via Drapers)

Mondrian LA Hotel opens pop-up shop
July 27, 2009, 11:39 am
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Maybe it was the pop-up trend, or maybe it was envy from the Miami Mondrian´s sweet luxury vending machines, but for whatever the reason, the LA Mondrian is opening their own pop-up shop.  Hotel Chatter filled us in, “the Mondian LA has opened a pop-up shop just off of their lobby. It’ll only be open though August 30, but until then the 300-square foot space will feature swimwear designer Shay Todd´s  “perfect mix of rich, lush and romantic colors carried through bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups, renowned terry cloth loungewear, and accessories, perfectly suited to the hotel’s fun, sexy summer vibe.””