Pop up shops rise to the challenge

Pop ups are now a mainstay of retail life, said the Financial Times this week. They asked our CEO Nick Russell to estimate the number of pop up shops in London. Read his reply and the FT’s take on the rise of the pop ups…

Pop up stores rise to challenge of reviving retail, says Financial Times
Pop up stores rise to challenge of reviving retail, says Financial Times

Tinned Bananas at BOXPARK – go nuts!


Tinned Bananas is a new breed of women’s fashion. We make crazy designs and print them onto stretched fabric to give you a different style of clothing!

Our prints are our own, they are who we are and they are what define us. We take inspiration from raw funk to gritty soul and we fill our prints with untapped energy. One thing’s for sure: their explosive personality will blow your mentality!


Taking the next step in our creative journey we have recently opened our flagship store at the world’s first pop-up mall, BOXPARK.

We want there to be a soulful feeling in everything we do and ensure there is a constant flow of good energy in our work! Here at our pop-up store at BOXPARK, funk is king. We want you to open your mind and bring yourself to life and our store at BOXPARK allows us to do just that!

Our retail space is open for 3 months, from the 1st November to 1st February!

During our time at BOXPARK we want to engage with our target audience as much as possible. We will be offering a range of in-store discounts and hosting a number of special events! Customers will also have the chance to purchase exclusive products that are available only to BOXPARK customers.

BOXPARK is a great concept and is perfect for companies like ours! It is simple and a great way for start up brands to find their feet, have fun with their customers and create a buzz around their brand! Owner and founder of BOXPARK, Roger Wade, is a key figure in supporting smaller brands. He is currently leading the battle to reduce business rates in the area, which would give companies a better chance to succeed in this tough industry and ultimately, help rejuvenate our high streets!

Tinned Bananas at BOXPARK - go nuts! Pop-up shop

BOXPARK is more than a shopping experience. Located in one of the most happening places in East London, it is a society made up of creative ideas that continues to push boundaries, offering customers something new week in week out. It is the start of something new.


We are always listening and looking for the opportunity to talk to people so please don’t stay quiet, come and see some our weird and wonderful prints, visit us at BOXPARK, Shoreditch. x

Tinned Bananas at BOXPARK – go nuts!

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CouCo launches their Pop Up Shop @ BoxPark – 24-30 July 2013

Co-founded by Tess and Lisa, two cousins from Munich who have made London their home, the idea behind CouCo is to create a platform to showcase sustainable boutique brands- all of which have an online presence- and connect them to the UK market. CouCo does this with the help of a Pop Up Shop – the first of which is happening in London in a few days!

“What’s special about CouCo is our hands on approach in selecting the brands we bring on board. We make a point of meeting the makers in person and on location to confirm that we share the same values and principles. This is the only way we can vouch for the products and all that they stand for.” Tess, CouCo Co-founder

CouCo current headliner- PLAYN- are makers of eco-friendly, handcrafted, designer eyewear. This newly hatched brand of bespoke eyewear is celebrating its UK launch and what better way to celebrate than by popping up in London’s one and only Boxpark: 24th – 30th of July?

CouCo's PLAYN eyewear pop up shop returns to BOXPARK!

“PLAYN fits perfectly within the Boxpark spirit and we look forward to showcasing the new eyewear collection and the innovative concept behind it: ordering your glasses through playn.com cuts out all middlemen, allowing a great price for a quality pair of bespoke designer eyewear. And it’s eco-friendly too! We can’t wait to share our excitement with Shoreditch and the rest of the world alike. No doubt it will catch on!” Lisa, CouCo Co- founder

Visit the PLAYN showroom at Boxpark and celebrate summer PLAYNstyle, come rain or shine!

Tie Dye High Five gets tie-tastic at Boxpark Shoreditch

We’ve just come from a tie-tastic session at the high-energy #tiedyehighfive pop-up workshop at Boxpark.

It was so fun and we loved the style. The walls were adorned with examples of dying techniques on a massive (super colourful!) scale. From the ‘heart’ to the ‘spiral’, ‘bullseye’ and ‘crumple’, we were shown how to get the desired effect, and then squeezed the Dylon to our heart’s content!

Follow #tiedyehighfive on Twitter to see some great results from the sold-out weekend workshops. And check out our workshop on the We Are Pop Up Pinterest Board: http://m.pinterest.com/wearepopup/pop-up-shop-tiedyehighfive-boxpark-from-neonstash/