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Seasonal Pop-ups

A slew of temporary shops flood the city's retail scene for the holidays.


Inside the Nau pop-up at 69 Mercer Street.  

Alice + Olivia
At Scoop, 1273-1277 Third Ave., nr. 73rd St. (212-535-5577); 11/20–1/1
Designer Stacey Bendet makes her first foray uptown this season with this 900-square-foot pop-up. Shop an assortment of the brand's holiday collection—including sequin party dresses, leather jackets, blazers, and scarves—as well as vintage accessories and eyewear. Plus, a selection of holiday sweets from Dylan's Candy Bar makes for easy stocking stuffers.

Under Armour
3 W. 57th St., at Fifth Ave.; 12/5–1/11
This pop-up touts the largest selection of Under Armour products in the country outside of the brand's four stand-alone stores in Annapolis, Bethesda, Chicago, and Boston. Browse packed racks of athletic apparel for men, women, and children (like the best-selling waffle tees; $39.99), as well as shoes and accessories.

Candy Shoppe
At Cappellini, 152 Wooster St., nr. Houston St. (212-620-7953); 11/21–1/3
Whimsical candy company Papabubble teams up with the inventive Italian design house Cappellini, crafting sugary, vivid creations inspired by the furniture surrounding it. The shop (conceived by Josee Lepage and Tobias Wong) features an array of Papabubble's signature colorful, sculptural hard candies, plus new high-end treats appealing to the in-the-know design set: One limited-edition lollipop is made in the likeness of Dutch designer Marcel Wanders ($150).

Japan Brand
At Felissimo, 10 W. 56th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 11/23–12/24
Peruse cookware, dishes, gifts, and furniture from 27 regions of Japan. Satsuma Vidro's elaborate colored cut-crystal glasses ($650) make gorgeous holiday table settings, while floral lacquered tea canisters ($13) and silk scarves ($115) make for pretty, worldly gifts.

69 Mercer St., nr. Broome St.; 11/11–12/31
The Portland-based eco-outfitter pops up in a lofty, green-minded Soho space built entirely from salvaged and recycled materials. The store carries Nau's full line of sustainable clothing, including waterproof and windproof jackets, down coats, merino wool tees, and organic cotton button-downs. Plus, browse merchandise from other like-minded brands, such as wear-anywhere boots from Timberland and TOMS slip-ons. Stop off at the coffee bar downstairs for a shopping break.

Archivia Books
At Molteni & C Dada Showroom, 60 Greene St., nr. Broome St. (212-673-7106); 12/1–12/31
The artistic uptown bookshop brings a varitey of fashion, food, and design-focused tomes to Soho. Owner Cynthia Conigliaro hand-picked the striking selection, which includes rare titles like Opera Portraits by Jessica Tan Gudnason (a limited-edition of 500 copies; $350) and Wendy Evans Joseph Pop Up Architecture ($75).

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