Time's Windin' Down: 8 Seasonal Pop-Up Shops in NYC Perfect for Some Last Minute Shopping

Believe it or not, there are so many options-- almost too many --when it comes to holiday shopping, but one unique aspect of marketing strategy and consumerism is the growing popularity of pop-up stores.

The pop-up concept is a phenomenal approach to extending brands, introducing new products, and creating an all-around unique experience for the consumer.

You can have that experience too, by visiting some seasonal pop-up shops in New York City for your loved one(s) this holiday season.

Discover a number of nifty treasures and exclusive eye-grabbing articles such as shirts, hats, tech products, shoes, jewelry, art, travel finds, and athletic goods at reasonable prices.

So what are you waiting for? Get swept up in the festive spirit this winter with these 8 trendy seasonal pop-up stores in NYC.

1. Lizzie Fortunato (34 East 7th Street - through December 31st)

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If you are a lover of all things artsy, then might we suggest that you make a stop at this cute little pop-up shop in Bowery? This shop is an absolute dream for the fashionista with eclectic taste.

Twin Sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato have a number of leather accessories and jewelry items that are influenced by travel, artisanal craftwork, and fine art.


The best part is that you’ll be purchasing something completely unique and handmade which actually puts the fun back in shopping for holiday gift-giving. So have your loved one(s) pop up in style this holiday season with one-of-a-kind and aesthetically pleasing pieces.

2. Whalebone (310 Bowery Bar - through January 1st)

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Inspired by the Montauk culture and summer vibes, Whalebone has made a pop-up appearance this year at the 310 Bowery Bar, showcasing and selling some exclusive outerwear and Montauk products.

Whalebone, an East End-based lifestyle brand and media company managed by Jesse Joeckel is featuring signature apparel such as shirts, hats, and sweatshirts, along with some products from Montauk artisans.

Snag some rad custom shark-tooth necklaces and other beach-y items brought to you exclusively from Montauk.

A portion of their sales will be donated to their charity partner, Waves for Water, a non-profit organization that works to bring clean water to communities in need.

3. Rhone (292 Lafayette Street - through January 15th)

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Rhone, the premier men's active-wear and lifestyle brand, makes a stop in SoHo for its first pop-up shop installment. 


This pop-up store offers their best-selling styles, athletic goods, limited-edition product releases and seasonal collections. The brand hopes to connect and gain immediate feedback from their customers with this holiday pop-up platform.

4. AUrate (109 Bedford Avenue - Brooklyn)

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For that delicate-yet-edgy look, shop at the pop-up store AUrate situated in Williamsburg. The founders Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui have unveiled their newest jewelry collection for an affordable price.

You will also have the privilege to meet the two designers behind these fine pieces who have quickly made a name for themselves by having their brand featured in publications such as Vogue, Elle, W and Cosmopolitan.

Plus, for every piece of jewelry purchased at AUrate, a book is donated to an economically disadvantaged child in America.


5. Try The World (118 Orchard Street - through December 31st)

Contemplating on what to get the food lovers in your life this holiday season? How about giving them the world? Literally! Okay, so not literally. 

Just sign them up for a
Try The World subscription service where every two months they'll receive a box and will have the opportunity to indulge on delicious treats from a new country. It's the ultimate fun surprise and guaranteed to put a smile on their face each time!


In honor of the holidays, this temporary pop-up is also hosting tastings and cultural events until December 31st, so you can stop by and pick up free samples or buy any of the special edition Holiday Boxes.

6. BiteMyApple (312 Bowery - through January 1st)

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If you’re an
Apple or tech addict, then prepare to get excited for some cool accessories for your iPhone or iPad. BiteMyApple, which is a website that sells Kickstarter-funded gadgets, opened a pop-up shop in Bowery.

Choose from an extensive selection of sleek, minimalist and modern designs. At
BiteMyApple you will be able to find great items such as flashes, light meters, felt cases, or strong and durable stainless steel cases for your phone. 

They are also selling really cool stands for your iPad or tablets such as the Desktop Chair v2 or the Yohann.

7. BESPOKEN x Trnk (50 East 57th Street)

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Brothers Liam, Sammy, and James Fayed, co-founders of BESPOKEN, and Tariq Dixon and Nick Nemecheck, co-founders of TRNK, have all teamed up to bring their vision to life. The outcome is “an ideal man’s living room filled with top quality pieces from both brands.”


This dope pop-up shop features minimalist apparel and so much more. Head over to the BESPOKEN x Trnk pop-up store and pick up your last-minute holiday gifts for him, and afterwards have some complimentary tequila for all your hard shopping.

8. Jack Erwin (245 Park Avenue - through March 1st)

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Jack Erwin’s motto is, “Shoes speak louder than words. Make sure you’re in the right pair.” Ring in the holiday the right way by finding your perfect pair and fit this holiday season at the Jack Erwin’s pop-up shop.

This pop-up installation is showcasing a well-crafted classic and modern collection of men's footwear. Look through different styles and traditional colors that are manufactured in Spain with Italian and French leather.


If you are looking for top-notch quality in men’s footwear, then Jack Erwin's should definitely be in your list!

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