Christmastime Pop-Up Shopsholiday season. The shops that appear in empty storefronts or on street corners are part of the national culture, with handcrafted ornaments and decorations to make your house look less like a Grinch and more like you lived on the North Pole.
But now, pop-up Christmas shops are that and much more. The “pop-up shop” model now applies to technology, gift and clothing stores that are setting up an extra storefront for the busiest shopping time of the year. Once exclusively online stores are taking their products to your neighborhood, attempting to make some extra money and try out the “brick and mortar” business model of setting up an actual storefront.
These pop-up Christmas shops are only around for a period of 2 months or so, and then they’re on their way out after a clearance sale encouraging you to stock up on your Christmas collection and gifts for next year. Both independent crafters and major chain stores participate in the trend, bringing quite a selection of holiday stores for your shopping pleasure.
Check out our list of some of the most notable pop-up shops for the 2013 Christmas season.