Like summer, a good pop-up can’t stick around forever. These are the one-and-done North American stores and experiences that have had their moments in the sun, setting the bar high for fashion’s busy season just around the corner.
A.P.C. at Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn
The international denim brand opened up shop at the hip Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. A.P.C. took over the hotel’s first floor promptly after unveiling its recent collab with Kanye West. The spot had the brand’s signature denim on offer, plus both men’s and women’s collections. Travel-friendly items were also on hand, including backpacks and swimwear. You can still stop by until Sept. 1.
Kith’s Bleecker Street location in New York
This temporary location at 66 Bleecker St. opened up way back in January for the brand’s Coat Of Arms collection launch, but played host to new exclusive collections such as collabs with Ronnie Fieg and Dover Street Market all the way through the end of July. Street wear and sneakers were par for course at Kith.
Superga in Los Angeles
Italian sneaker brand Superga, known for minimal designs that act as a European answer to a good pair of Chucks, just opened up its first freestanding retail experience in the West Coast by way of a pop-up shop at KicksLA. It runs Aug. 2 through Sept. 28.
Maison Kitsune in Toronto
Apparel brand (and music label) Maison Kitsune gave Toronto’s luxury retailer Holt Renfrew the French touch from June 23 to July 30, bringing bright and sophisticated style to the space. Snapbacks, kicks and mixtapes lined the shelves along with racks of polos and some items made exclusively for the temporary location.
Stampd’s studio in Hollywood
Coinciding with the launch of its Stampd x Vans Tesella sneaker, Stampd opened its pop-up studio on Sunset Boulevard Aug. 2, and it will run until Aug. 15. The luxury street apparel purveyor will be selling staples such as T-shirts, kicks and sweats in addition to headwear and small good such as candles and leather backpacks.
7 Diamonds at Rothmans New York
There are only a few more days to get to laid-back Californian lifestyle brand 7 Diamonds’ pop-up at Rothmans New York, which closes its doors Aug. 15. The brand is blowing up thanks to its inimitable grasp of of on-point shirting in floral and tropical prints (their basics are great, too).
Pop Up Flea at Detroit
Just at the onset of summer proper, Detroit’s new small goods brand Shinola supported Pop Up Flea to make this all-Made-in-the-USA event happen. As its name implies, the experience involved a short-term market of menswear and accessories vendors, including Red Wing Heritage, Filson and a smattering of small independent brands.