Global Pop Stars. The week’s Top Pop Ups

Pop Stars goes stateside with a look at this season’s hottest pop-up picks from across the pond. Cast your eyes from L.A. to New York with launches from the past week as well as current pop-ups for the holiday period. Whether you’re reading this from New York or Notting Hill, discover beautiful design à la COS, a fun take on ubiquitous body ink from Tattly and inspiring mission-based brands at Impact Bazaar.

COS pop-up, L.A.

If ever there was a pinnable pop-up interior, this is it. Brooklyn firm Snarkitecture recently transformed an industrial space in Los Angeles for fashion brand COS with dusty pink steel cutouts and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Ringing true with the brand’s minimal aesthetic and focus on strong silhouettes, the immersive environment provided a striking showcase for this year’s Autumn Winter collection. Read more about the pop-up from Dezeen.

Tattly Parlour, New York

Temporary tattoo gurus Tattly have opened their first ever temporary tattoo parlour inside The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. The space includes over 100 Tattly designs for sale as well as a bonus “tattooing” application service by appointment. Those of you not convinced by the permanent nature of regular tattoos (or who just want to adorn yourself with their awesome designs) can go and get ‘sleeved up’ in surroundings reminiscent of a retro studio, complete with glass-gilded signage and vintage-inspired chairs.

Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony alum and now vice president of Nordstrom’s creative projects, Olivia Kim has brought the two together for the latest installment of her ‘Pop-In Shop’ – Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony. Located at both Nordstrom locations and OC’s L.A. outpost on La Cienega Boulevard, the space was designed by industrial designer Max Lamb and offers a range of giftable goodies such as the Universal Isaac ‘Banana Girl’ Pot and the Opening Ceremony ‘Eye’ Cap. Preview the Pop-In with the in-store camera feed here.

Impact Bazaar, New York


In collaboration with Impact Hub, We Are Pop Up has created the Impact Bazaar Creative Retail Pop Up. The handmade store features mission-based brands from across Impact Hub’s national network and beyond, including EST WST Collective (seen above) and Fresh Words Market. Head to Impact Hub – 394 Broadway – for do-good holiday shopping, or shop online. The pop up is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm until Christmas. You can also read more about this marketplace with a mission here.

Want to pop up at Impact Bazaar with your brand? Find the space listing here.


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