Top of the Pops: December

14 déc. 2018

Each month, the Appear Here team pick their favourite pop-ups for you to visit in New York. See you there.

Janis Studios

©Janis Studios and OFFTRACK

Janis Munz’s designs, such as the Darka Bag, have become an Instagram pheneonomen. Designed with a Parisian flair, these bags are ethically made in Manhattan’s Garment District with close oversight from the designer herself. Between their sleek style and interchangeable handles (think silver chain, gold hoops, and nautical rope), these pieces are fit for any occasion. You can check out the bags at a new holiday pop-up featuring Janis Studios as well as other cutting edge brands like OFFTRACK. These two brands in particular are certain to bring a piece of the Parisian holiday charm to the streets of Manhattan.

Where: 250 Elizabeth Street, Nolita
When: Open from 11AM to 7PM every day, until December 23rd

Go Kigali

©Go Kigali

Go Kigali’s pop-up shop, running until December 22nd, offers the best in handpicked goods made by creators from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Ghana. You’ll find a unique mix of home decor, original artwork, jewelry, hats, scarves, and more. 75% of the suppliers are women-owned businesses, and all products are strictly ethical and made to the highest quality.

Where: 333 Bleecker Street
When: Open from 11AM to 8PM every day, until December 22nd

The Tot

©The Tot

The Tot isn’t your ordinary baby store. They skip the plastic and instead, each piece is impeccably styled and crafted with safe, non-toxic, and largely organic ingredients. Their pop-up store on Madison Avenue presents a curated selection of their best, most unique products: you’ll find everything from clothing and nursery furniture to plushies and educational toys. There’s even gifts for the mothers — and mothers to be — too.

Where: 1122 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side, 10028
When: Open from 10AM to 6PM Monday to Saturday; 12PM to 6PM Sunday, until December 28th

I Found It At The Strategist

©The Strategist

New York Magazine’s The Strategist has made its name online suggesting the best beauty and home products, and you can now find their recommended products in physical form at their pop-up that runs until the end of the year. It’s a great opportunity to cop the trending skincare and beauty products.

Where: 347 West Broadway, Soho, 10013
When: Open from 11AM to 7PM every day, until December 30th

Choose Love

©Choose Love

You’ll leave the Choose Love pop-up empty handed — and for good reason. In this store, you’ll buy gifts — from sleeping bags to toiletries to school supplies — to be given to refugees across Europe and the Middle East. Customers simply walk into the shop, buy an item and the charity then guarantees to give it to a refugee who is either in the process of escaping a dangerous country or trying to rebuild their lives in a new one. It’s the best gift you could give this Christmas.

Where: 456 West Broadway, Soho
When: Open from 10AM to 9PM Monday to Saturday and 12PM to 6PM Sunday, until December 24th

Kiehl’s Holiday Gifting Workshop


Kiehl’s beauty products have always been a great gift for anyone, and with the brand’s new holiday pop-up, gifting just got a lot more fun. You can create your own custom gift box, and in-store gift wrapping is available, too. Colorful designs and illustrations adorn the interior — you might just end up sidetracked by the photo opportunities and the interactive window displays.

Where: 513 Broadway, Soho
When: Open from 10AM to 9PM Monday to Saturday and 11AM to 8PM Sunday, until December 24th

New Stand x Redbull

©New Stand

New Stand fuses the convenience store and the internet together. Step into their pop-up and you’ll find the usual bodega goods like Tylenol and umbrellas, but interspersed among them are cutting edge pieces of design and media, from affordable art and high fashion to fancy snacks and drinks provided by Red Bull.

Where: 504 Laguardia Pl, Greenwich Village
When: Every day until December 20th

Ampersand Collective

©Ampersand Collective

The Ampersand Collective pop-up shop brings together high quality online brands for men to the physical realm. In common between all the featured brands is the perfect synthesis of form and function: look out for quality, utilitarian backpacks, travel-ready dress shoes, modern home goods, and more. What’s more, you’ll be able to “test drive” items — once you find what you like, the item is shipped direct to your home.

Where: 198 Allen Street, Lower East Side
When: Open from 11AM to 7PM Monday to Friday and 11AM to 8PM Saturday and Sunday, until December 16th