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NYC Holiday Pop-Up Shops: The Cleverly Curated List

Ever get the feeling that you’ve just seen it all before? Finding a unique gift can be a challenge, and often one of the greatest frustrations of holiday shopping is coming across the same merchandise again and again. Luckily a host of exciting pop-ups are surfacing all over New York, presenting wares from emerging indie designers and established brands, and everything in between. Read on for Melting Butter’s guide to the 5 most cleverly curated holiday pop-ups in NYC.

Young & Able

345 Broome Street
November 21 – December 21

Popular e-commerce platform Young & Able’s first pop-up shop reflects their ethos of sustainability, responsible sourcing, and ’slow’ fashion. Along with unique men’s and women’s wear, objects, and stationary, their pop-up space on Broome Street also features a program of events, installations, talks, and workshops, such as Jewelry making with Susan Dommelsmith, aromatherapy workshop with Soul Sunday, a holiday card making Workshop with illustrator Billur Kazaz and WTF Magazine and even a weaving loom class with Maryanne Moodie.

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Photo: Courtesy of Young & Able


90 Orchard Street
November 20 – December 20

Founded in 2012 as an online community of indie artists, designers and entrepreneurs, Stockholm-based Tictail has unveiled their first retail presence with their pop-up store in the Lower East Side. Taking over a vacant space on the corner of Orchard and Broome streets, Ticatail presents jewelry, homewares, and objects from over 120 designers from around the world. Keep an eye out for the tribal-hipster necklaces from Istanbul-based jewelry and accessory label Tar Tar.

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Photo: Courtesy of Tictail

 Bing Bang

American Two Shot
135 Grand Street
December 10 – 24

Cool-girl NYC jewelry designer Anna Sheffield’s diffusion line Bing Bang has long been in need of a mono-brand retail experience. Inspired by the NYC street scene, punk culture, and a splash of native Americana, Bing Bang’s eclectic collection includes bracelets, necklaces and rings for both men and women, making it the perfect pop-up collaboration with equally cool indie boutique American Two Shot.

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Photo: Courtesy of Bing Bang

NeueHouse Art & Design Bazaar

110 E 25th Street
December 13

NeueHouse, New York’s most desirable co-working space will open its doors to their sleek studios in the Flatiron district for one day only to showcase works by their member artists, designers and craftspeople. Highlights include buttery leather goods from Crest & Co, Technicolor illustrations from Jon Burgerman and exquisite metal work from Anndra Neen.

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Refinery29 Tinseltown

201 Mulberry Street
December 13 – 14

Open for just two days, Tinseltown is brought to you by Refinery29, in collaboration with Sight Unseen and Print All Over Me. Familiar brands like Cloak & Dagger, Still House, and Bing Bang sit alongside up-and-coming indie fashion, beauty, and homeware designers, showcasing a broad cross-section of the local NYC design scene. This is definitely the place to end a long day of holiday shopping – don’t miss DJs JD Samson and G*Lee performing in the evenings.

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Refinery29 Tinseltown Launch – Photo: City Clementines

Benedikt Josef | Melting Butter ContributorBenedikt is Melting Butter’s NYC-based design contributor. He’s also a freelance architect, designer and writer with work that’s grounded in a strong multi-disciplinary focus, encompassing architecture, interiors, product design, curation and visual communication. Right now, Benedikt’s creative projects include an illustrated book, a site-specific art installation in the Manhattan streetscape, and several ongoing creative collaborations.Read about Benedikt’s favourite hotspots here

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