Welcome To The Future Of Retail – Part 3

In previous posts we have highlighted some of the recent changes to bricks-and-mortar landscape: increasing vacancy rates, reduced consumer spending and lower footfall.These trends are contributing to the rise of short-term “pop-up” retail both in the UK and internationally. However, We Are Pop Up also think this is the beginning of a structural change in … Continue reading Welcome To The Future Of Retail – Part 3

Welcome To The Future of Retail – Part Two

Examples of pop-up retail in the UK 1) Test marketing in Covent Garden, one of the UK’s most popular shopping destinations: • Chanel: Launched a six-month boutique at the start of London 2012. • Tom’s Shoes: US brand tests UK shop in Seven Dials. • Private White VC: Manchester men’s brand opens second retail store. 2) Protecting/revitalising historic property: … Continue reading Welcome To The Future of Retail – Part Two

Welcome To The Future Of Retail – Part One

The State of UK Retail We have been reading a lot of stories about the current face of the UK retail market. Amidst speculation and concerns about the changing character of post-recession high streets, data published recently has helped disambiguate the situation. Last week, The Local Data Company’s report “Too Many Shops” identified the following … Continue reading Welcome To The Future Of Retail – Part One

We Are Pop Up chats with Of Mercer, ModaBox, Snowe Home and IMBY at Social Retail Summit

In January, we moderated the Social Retail Summit in New York. A quick recap of what we learned from #bosses Of Mercer Founder Emelyn Northway, ModaBox Founder Monica Phromsavanh, SNOWE Founder Rachel Cohen and IMBY Founder Sara Weinreb. Of Mercer Of Mercer started as an e-commerce destination for women where you can show off at work and at play. … Continue reading We Are Pop Up chats with Of Mercer, ModaBox, Snowe Home and IMBY at Social Retail Summit

The booming shared retail revolution needs no agents

We built We Are Pop Up to customise the retail ecosystem for the 21st century. With bookings from over a thousand entrepreneurs in 14 countries, we’ve grown to be the biggest shared retail marketplace in the world. From Glassworks in Shoreditch to Seaport Studios in downtown New York, we’re inspired every day by the entrepreneurs … Continue reading The booming shared retail revolution needs no agents

Glassworks Studios is breaking all the retail rules

Glassworks was born from the idea to create a fashion destination for modern women. They offered up both of their retail shops as a ShopShare – one in the heart of Shoreditch and the other in Dalston – to work with other collaborators who share and fit the brand vision. They have now hosted over 12 fashion … Continue reading Glassworks Studios is breaking all the retail rules

4 Trends That Are Going To Shape Retail Real Estate In 2013 And Beyond

What is the future for retail real estate in 2013 and beyond? MAPIC Vision #9 look at four trends from 2012 that have the potential to strengthen bricks and mortar shopping, but only if retailers and shopping centres are prepared to look at their business model. Just when you were beginning to think that online … Continue reading 4 Trends That Are Going To Shape Retail Real Estate In 2013 And Beyond

How to Market Your Christmas Pop-Up Store Online

Want to make your sales pop this Christmas? Festive pop-up shops are all the rage for eCommerce businesses who want to maximise their sales this season. From city centre pop-up stores to Christmas market stands, indie beer brands in Chelmsford and pop-up cheese shops in Bristol, to the big boys of eCommerce like Amazon and … Continue reading How to Market Your Christmas Pop-Up Store Online

The face behind the space: Kaylie Hill x The Permanent Pop Up

Based on her own experience as a creator of bespoke footwear and that of fellow fashion creatives, Kaylie Hill discovered that there was a need for affordable exposure in prime locations for emerging designers. Fuelled by a passion for supporting undiscovered talent, Kaylie decided to create The Permanent Pop Up, located in Smith’s Court in Soho, to support new labels … Continue reading The face behind the space: Kaylie Hill x The Permanent Pop Up

Discover the brands at The Dandy Lab – a men’s lifestyle shop enhanced by technology

The 13th of August saw the launch of a new breed of concept store. Located at 73 Brushfield Street at Old Spitalfields Market, The Dandy Lab stocks exclusive British menswear designers and lifestyle brands including Alfie Douglas,  Smyth and Gibson and London Terrariums. Immersing the discerning customer in the future of retail, the shop boasts interactive displays, a café … Continue reading Discover the brands at The Dandy Lab – a men’s lifestyle shop enhanced by technology