NYC’s Best Christmas Pop Up Shops
While we’re already very familiar with the larger holiday market pop-ups that grace Manhattan with their presence every December (located in Union Square, Bryant Park, and Columbus Circle), today we’re bringing to you smaller, lesser known pop-up shops that will be here for a finite period-of-time. Take advantage of them while you can, they’re perfect for loading up on any last-minute gifts in these last few days before Christmas.
If You’re Buying For A Homebody
Brooklinen NYC Pop-Up Shop
Brooklyn’s local bedding company, Brooklinen, currently has a pop-up shop Downtown in Soho. It’s only open this winter (through February), but gives you the perfect opportunity to touch the sheets yourself to see what thread count is right for you in your Glenwood home. A huge plus about this pop-up? Unlike many of these “straight from the merchant to buyer” models, they will be holding inventory at the shop. So, you can walk out that same day with your new bed gear!
Location: 119 Spring Street
Dates: Currently open through February
Il Buco Vita Annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Il Buco is a Downton legend, famous for their food. But through the holidays, they will also be showcasing artisanal housewares, antiques, and ceramics, all sourced from Italy by the restaurant’s founder. You’ll be sure to find a unique gift for someone who loves to add a touch of elevation on their tablescape.
Location: 57 Great Jones Street
Dates: Through the holidays
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Snowe Home Pop-Up
Snowe is the famous online retailer which sells goodies for the home, such as bedding, bath luxuries, dinner party gear, and delicious scents. Their pop-up is dubbed the “Museum of Staying Home” and is said to have a very hands-on feel (fancy being bundled in a towel by a staff member?). Everything is so pretty, you might even want to load up on a few special essentials for your own Grand Tier apartment here, in addition to purchasing gifts for loved ones.
Location: 168 Fifth Avenue
Dates: Through the holidays
If You’re Shopping For Someone Who Deserves Something Truly Unique
Art Students League Holiday Art Sale
If you are looking for a one of a kind, unique item, head to the Art Students League Holiday Art Sale. They will have more than 425 works of art by emerging artists in the NYC art scene. You’ll find everything from paintings and prints of landscapes, still life artwork, abstracts, and portraits. Prices range from $50 to $1,000. This is equally convenient for residents living on the Westside and Midtown East.
Location: 215 West 57th Street
Dates: Through December 21st
East Village Stand Holiday Market
For handmade, local, artisan, and vintage gifts, look no further than the East Village Stand Holiday Market. This unique spot is a 10-foot x 4-foot former storage space in the East Village that has been repurposed as a holiday pop-up shop. In addition to gifts, they will be hosting a variety of other activities, such as performances, concerts, live poetry, and even dinner parties. Shopping here makes a fun and memorable holiday date night or outing with the kiddos!
Location: Corner of 7th Street and Avenue C
Dates: Through December 24th
And don’t forget, if you don’t find your perfect last-minute gift at one of these spots, you still have some other terrific options. Consider a gift card to their favorite shop or restaurant (these can be emailed, which means they can literally be purchased Christmas morning and your recipient with be none the wiser!), an eBook you know they’ll love, a curated playlist of songs they’d enjoy, or even a handwritten list of really great recommendations, such as podcasts and Netflix shows and library books that they should check out in the new year.
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