Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's On and Pop-Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, given the state of our current economic affairs, the retail industry has done some revamping and restructuring! Case and point, I was in recently in the Gap and it was quickly brought to my attention that some items I had purchased were marked, "final sale." Ok. But the sales associate was very clear in letting me know that the black and white tags meant final sale and could not be returned! Whoa! Not a problem, I thought to myself, but clearly the company had to do some rethinking on how to regain financial loss! With that said, I was recently introduced (thanks Jiggy-A) to the Pop-Up Shop! What the heck? Well, fashion designers and retailers have thought of a clever way to make a buck, sell merchandise, and do it fast...The answer...Pop-Up Shops! Forbes magazine featured the concept in their February 08 issue. The concept? Well known designers(Rachel Pally, Earnest Sewn) and retailers wanted to create a cool, small space to showcase items for a limited time. Prices are usually the same and items are current. The catch is the smaller version store will only be around for 1-2 months! So, one must act fast. Pop-Up shops have taken off and become very popular in L.A. and NYC and one recently came to live here in DC! Redeem boutique, located on the oh so happening 14th street corridor recently hosted a Pop-up launch for De*nada knit wear(very cute, hand-crafted knit scarves and gloves) and will be housing the indy label for the next two months and it's defiknitly worth checking out!

Now you see it, now you don't! Act fast or miss out!!!

Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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