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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
415 W. 13th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 11/21–12/27
Wired’s holiday pop-up offers a paradise of gadgetry—the latest phones, laptops, and TVs—plus a range of gifts, like toys and housewares. The guy-friendly stash includes Areaware foldable bikes, North Face duffels and sleeping bags, WeSC headphones, and more. The spot will also host in-store events like chef demos and wine tastings in the Wired Café.
At Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., nr. 59th St., main floor (212-705-2000); 11/2–12/31
Swing by this pop-up for a complimentary (caffeinated) sample when you need a mid-morning pick-me-up. The shop stocks the full line of Nespresso espresso makers and Premium Blend Grand Cru coffees, including the sleek new Citiz espresso machine with a built-in milk carafe ($349.99).
At Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., nr. 56th St. (212-247-1100); through 12/31
This chic California-based brand brings its line of washed Italian leather handbags, belts, bracelets, and wallets to Henri Bendel for the season. Browse hobos, cross-body bags, and clutches ($250 to $495), as well as limited-edition items only available at Bendel, like the Lola tote in black ($495) and the Dylan denim railroad-stripe messenger bag.
3 W. 57th St., at Fifth Ave.; 11/20–11/29
EBay launches an interactive pop-up where you can surf vintage clothes, games, tech gear, DVDs, home décor, and more on in-store kiosks and handheld tablets. Products will also be showcased throughout the store, divided into various gift-giving genres: Find deals on pre-owned iPhones and MacBooks in the tech display, or nab a Twilight Barbie doll in the pop-culture section.
134 Spring St., nr. Wooster St.; through 12/28
After drawing an impressive turnout in mid-October, what was originally meant to be a four-day stint was extended through the holiday season. The pop-up stocks an edited selection of party-ready dresses ($79.50 to $98), blazers, jewelry, and accessories, like travel bags and cozy Infinity tube scarves ($39.50).
Brooklyn Flea “Gifted” Market
Lafayette St., at 4th St.; 11/27–11/29, 12/2–12/6, and 12/16–12/24
This 6,500-square-foot pop-up features more than 50 rotating vendors, including clothing from Thistle & Clover and Tucker; shoes from Coclico; knitwear by A.S.I.S.; jewelry by Loyalty & Blood, Erica Weiner, and Lillian Crowe; and more. The Flea also teamed up with editors at Lucky, who will host happy-hour shopping parties, complete with D.J.’s from Other Music (the record shop across the street) and free small-batch beer from Brooklyn Brew Shop.
163 Eldridge St., at Delancey (718-971-3042); 11/14–1/11
This German label offers soft, sculptural dresses, tops, and skirts in wool and silk. The shop will showcase the fall/winter collection, as well as a preview of select pieces from spring 2010.
At powerHouse Books, 37 Main St., nr. Water St., Dumbo, Brooklyn (212-604-9074); through 1/4.
Japanese brand Powershovel takes over a portion of powerHouse Arena, offering a range of punchy lo-fi cameras, books on art and photography, and compilation CDs featuring various Japanese singers and musicians.
100 Wooster St., nr. Prince St. (212-925-1900); 11/2–1/31
British book publisher Phaidon brings its glossy coffee-table toppers to Soho. The 2,500-square-foot space touts hundreds of weighty, photo-packed tomes on art, design, architecture, fashion, and food, as well as small, easy gifts like the Wallpaper* City Guides series. New releases will appear each week, from a 528-page retrospective of sculptor Anish Kapoor ($95) to Living in the New Millennium ($25.95), a collection of envy-inspiring photographs of modern homes and interiors. The spot also offers convenient holiday perks, like same-day delivery in Manhattan, gift wrapping, and personal shoppers.
The Winter Market
At Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 12/6
More than a dozen Greenpoint indie boutiques are teaming up to host a one-day market. The budget-friendly gifts range from $1 to $100, including jewelry from Old Hollywood, antiques from Le Grenier, clothes from Mary Meyer, and vintage wares from Houndstooth and Kill Devil Hill. All-day drink specials and D.J.’s help foster the holiday spirit.
Twinkly by Wenlan
At Cadillac’s Castle, 333 E. 9th St., nr. Second Ave.; 12/10–12/12
The feminine, playful label launches a three-day pop-up, featuring the fall and holiday 2009 ready-to-wear collections, jewelry, and home accents. In honor of the brand’s tenth anniversary, designer Wenlan Chia is reviving several favorites from the archive at discounted prices: The double-sided purple wool jacket is $198 (originally $336), the Dreamer’s journal-print shell top is $98 (originally $235), and the black wool shirtdress is $168 (originally $321).