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34 Holiday Pop-Ups to Shop in New York City This Season

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The Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace. Photo: <a href="http://www.wwd.com/retail-news/specialty-stores/donna-karans-urban-zen-holiday-marketplace-8040230">WWD</a>
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So many holiday pop-ups, so little time. That may sound like a cliché, but we've heard about so many more shopping events taking place since we posted our original compilation that we've decided to refresh our list—so keep checking back here for new announcements.

From multi-vendor marketplaces that are going on through Christmas to single-day events that you could miss if you blink, we've got 22 pop-ups to check out for all your gift-giving needs (minus the major markets at Columbus Circle, Bryant Park, Grand Central, and Union Square that you already know about). Read on and be prepared to check off your shopping list in a flash.

Republic Collective
What: For those who might be overwhelmed with the selection at smaller spaces, head here for a careful edit of 18 brands that still cover all your shopping bases—men's, women's, accessories, home, and even activewear. Need some time before committing to a purchase? Browse in person, then buy online when you're ready.
Where: 462 West Broadway, Soho.
When: Now through Monday, December 29th. Daily 11am—7pm.

Photo: Creeds Collective

Creeds Collective
What: It's tradition to give back during the holiday season, but the 45+ brands shown here were chosen for this "socially responsible" market because they do so all year long. 10% off all proceeds made at this market—which, aside from your traditional selection of apparel, beauty, home decor, and accessories—also has a photo booth, art exhibits, a nail polish bar from Williamsburg's eco-friendly Primp & Polish, and more.
Where: 54 Crosby Street, Soho.
When: Now through Sunday, December 28th. Daily 11am—7pm.

Soho Holiday Collective
What: A sister of the Republic Collective mentioned above (but not the Creeds Collective—don't get confused now), this pop-up is a bit more upscale. Stylists from brands like KES and Lulu Estate Jewelry are ready to outfit you for holiday travels, and fine art photography from Rock Paper Photo and Capital Art are ready to adorn your home—the photographers will even make guest appearances to sign prints for buyers.
Where: 150 Wooster Street, Soho.
When: Now through Wednesday, December 24th. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm, Sun 11am—6pm.

Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace
What: You trust Donna Karan with your jumpsuits—now trust her with your holiday shopping. She's hand-selected the artisans from Haiti, Bali, Thailand, Mali, the U.S, and more that'll sell home items, accessories, furniture, and the like ranging from $75 to $15,000, with a portion of proceeds benefitting her Urban Zen foundation.
Where: Stephen Weiss Studios (711 Greenwich Street), West Village.
When: Now through Sunday, January 4th. Mon—Wed, Fri—Sat 10am—6pm, Thu 10am—7pm, Sun 12pm—5pm.

Photo: Hester Street Fair

Hester Holiday Market
What: Bundle up for the Lower East Side summer fair's version of holiday in midtown—yup, it's outdoors. It includes both familiar and new vendors (like brands curated by Etsy New York), food from Vendy Award winners, and a slew of events like caroling and origami lessons.
Where: One Penn Plaza (34th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues), Midtown.
When: Monday, December 1st through Tuesday, December 23rd. Daily 11am—8pm.

Loup Charmant Community
What: Kee Edwards, the designer behind resort-leaning brand Loup Charmant, has put her favorite pieces from her own brand and others under one roof. Look out for women's clothing, skincare, jewelry, fragrances, and home goods from Californian- and New York-based artisans, available on a rotating basis.
Where: 228 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side
When: Now through January 31st (non-holiday offerings will be available through April). Mon—Sat 11am—7pm, Sun 11am—6pm.

Photo: @tictail/Instagram

What: The Swedish e-commerce hosting site that boasts its talent for finding your next favorite brands comes to non-virtual life in the former home of Earnest Sewn. Find jewelry, accessories, men's and women's clothing, furniture and art objects here—mostly from European (and particularly Stockholm-based) designers, but also with some locals mixed in as well. The site's also built out a page specifically dedicated to the pop-up, so you can shop what's in store both before and after visiting.
Where: 90 Orchard Street, Lower East Side.
When: Now through Saturday, December 20th.

Ground Floor Gallery
What: "Where did you get this?" your gift recipient will ask. And answering "Oh, just a gallery in Brooklyn" has such a nice sound to it. This show-slash-sale entitled "Wonderland" features art and jewelry from local artists with price points starting at $20.
Where: 343 Fifth Street, Park Slope.
When: Open on weekends now through December 21st. Sat 12pm—6pm, Sun 11am—5pm.

Photo: Brokelyn

Lola Star Holiday Gift Boutique
What: Two radically different parts of Brooklyn collide when Coney Island's Lola Star makes its way to Williamsburg for the holiday season. The roller disco queen will sell her Collection of Brooklyn tees, jewelry, and hand-painted goods alongside other novelty items from the famed boardwalk.
Where: 193 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg.
When: Now through TBD. Daily 11am—7pm.

The Holiday Workshop Bronson van Wyck
What: In the most whimsical interpretation of "holiday" yet, event planner Bronson van Wyck has redefined host and hostess gifting with his third such pop-up inside the St. Regis Hotel. Underneath circus tent drapery and surrounding a bright red, Salvador Dali-inspired tree adorned with Kara Ross jewel-encrusted lobsters ($395 to $495 each) are glass ornaments, customizable tree skirts, van Wyck's own brand of salad dressings and cocktail mixes, tableware from the Hermes-owned Puiforcat, and cocktail napkins that rip off a roll like toilet paper.
Where: The St. Regis Hotel (2 East 55th Street), Midtown.
When: Now through Wednesday, December 24th. Mon—Sat 10am—9pm, Sun 12pm—7pm.

Young & Able Series
What: The online retailer that supports emerging artists and designers made its holiday pop-up possible with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Stop in to meet the makers of the apparel, jewelry, and accessories available here, and check out their website to see when you should stop in for fun workshops like friendship bracelet-making and an "aromatherapy exploratory workshop."
Where: 345 Broome Street, Soho.
When: Now through Sunday, December 21st. Daily 11am—7pm.

Nirvanna Designs
What: The purveyors of wool outerwear accessories—and plenty of those animal hats with paw pockets—are returning to the vacant retail space at Mulberry House for the holiday season, Bowery Boogie reports. Or perhaps longer: Last year, they stayed until February (coming in handy when that polar vortex kicked in).
Where: 290 Mulberry Street, Nolita.
When: Now open through TBD.

The Greene Grape Holiday Pop-Up Market
What: The local food and wine sellers are once again hosting a holiday marketplace, featuring presents for foodies plus gifts from antique dealers and new wares from the likes of Off Duty NYC, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Hella Bitter, and Ochre Objects.
Where: 680 Fulton Street, Fort Greene.
When: Now through Wednesday, December 31st. Daily 11am—7pm.

Photo: @brothervellies/Instagram

South Street Seaport
What: Though the Out to See market just wrapped up, the seaport will be featuring three brands for holiday shops: limited-run goods curated by Whisper Editions (8 Fulton Street) beginning on the 28th, African footwear line Brother Vellies coming on December 1st (4 Fulton Street), and Christian Benner at 189 Front Street.
Where: South Street Seaport, Financial District.
When: Now through TBD.

Project Gravitas Holiday Pop-Up Shop
What: Also in the neighborhood? Project Gravitas, the socially-conscious online brand that aims to flatter every woman is opening a holiday styling bar in the South Street Seaport. Along with its own dresses, skirts, and jackets, find accessories that are made in New York as well as a selection of home goods.
Where: 1350 Schermerhorn Building at Fulton Street, South Street Seaport
When: Now through Monday, December 22nd.

Pop-Up For Dreamers
What: Alibi NYC and Brooklyn Heavy Metal have teamed up for a week-long pop-up featuring jewelry, accessories, candles, and more that are all handmade in New York City. While prices go up to $1,200 for designer goods, plenty of smaller gifts like greeting cards and lip balms fall in the super-affordable range. Check the link above to see what daily events (free drinks! photo booth!) are going on before you stop by.
Where: 201 Allen Street, Lower East Side.
When: Now through Friday, December 5th. Daily 11am—8pm.

Able Made
What: The organization that partners with the likes of Feed Projects, Melissa Joy Manning, Men in Cities, Public School, and Loomstate is bringing its exclusive and charitable products to a quick holiday pop-up for shoppers to find gifts for everyone on their list.
Where: 355A Bowery, East Village.
When: Sunday, November 30th through Tuesday, December 9th. Mon—Fri 10am—7pm, Sat—Sun 10:30am—9pm. Closes at 2pm on Dec 9th.

Artisan Holiday Boutique
What: Local makers like Mimi Turner, Lola Faturoti, Cynthia Stern, and Diane Ciccolini are getting together to sell apparel, jewelry, accessories, and more that are priced between $5 and $400.
Where: Kips Bay Towers Community Room (330 East 33rd Street).
When: Thursday, December 4th. 4pm—9pm.

Shoptiques Winter in Wonderland Holiday Market
What: The online retailer that brings cute boutiques from around the world into one place is now bringing them off your screen and into their headquarters for the first time for a weekend shopping experience. Gifts from local stores like Pinkyotto, Flat 128, Dor L' Dor, and Olive & Bette's will be sold from alongside boutiques from Massachusetts, Nashville, and even London. There will also be complimentary gift wrapping, discounts, and daily giveaways.
Where: 270 Bowery (2nd floor), Nolita.
When: Friday, December 5th through Sunday, December 7th. Fri 11am—7pm, Sat—Sun 11am—8pm.

Photo: Capsule Show

Capsule Market Square
What: The favorite trade show of designers, editors, and boutique owners looking to find emerging talent opens its doors to the public once again for one weekend only. The roster will have accessories, furniture, home goods, and men's and women's apparel—including overstock, samples, and pieces from current collections. WWD reports that vendors will include Maison Kitsune, In God We Trust, Haerfest, and Naked and Famous. (Psst: get discounted tickets here!)
Where: Center 548 (548 West 22nd Street), West Chelsea.
When: Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th. Daily 12pm—8pm.

The Strolby Holiday Mingle
What: Along with Brooklyn shops like Thistle & Clover, Jill Lindsey, and Norman and Jules that are part of the Strolby network, small artsy businesses from the Hudson Valley, Austin, and Marfa will also be represented. Sponsor partners here include Raaka Chocolate, Hartland Brooklyn and Hops Petunia.
Where: The Screening Room & Bar at The Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Avenue), Williamsburg
When: Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th. Daily 11am—6pm.

Ti Art Studios Annual Holiday Market
What: The fifth annual holiday market features an eclectic mix of 25 local vendors selling jewelry, artwork, textiles, toys, ceramics, and more. Shoppers will receive a free tote bag filled with holiday treats upon arrival.
Where: 183 Lorraine Street, Gowanus.
When: Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th. Daily 12pm—6pm.

Native Art Market
What: In a shopping event taking place simultaneously at both the New York and D.C. locations, the National Museum of the American Indian presents traditional and contemporary interpretations jewelry, ceramics, handwoven baskets, paintings, prints, and more by Native American artists. To see the full list of vendors—and to learn more about a sustainability talk being given during this time—head to the link above.
Where: National Museum of the American Indian (1 Bowling Green), Financial District.
When: Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th. Daily 10am—5pm.

Greenpointers Holiday Market
What: Keep it super local at the holiday version of this neighborhood's occasional pop-up, where more than 70 artisans who live or work in Greenpoint will sell home goods, jewelry, toys, and more for gifting. Local vendors (like Brooklyn Brewery and Café Grumpy) will provide food and drinks, and visitors can also play around in the photo booth or the nail art table.
Where: The Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, Fifth Floor), Greenpoint.
When: Sunday, December 7th. 1pm—7pm.

Pop-Up Shop for Freedom
What: Backed by the Nomi Network, an organization dedicated to helping survivors of and those at risk for human trafficking, products sold here are handmade by women who have made their way out of modern-day slavery. All proceeds benefit the Nomi Network Global Initiative program, which helps survivors train for and find jobs.
Where: Cavalry Baptist Church (123 West 57th Street), Midtown.
When: Thursday, December 11th through Saturday, December 13th. Daily 10am—7pm.

Dewar's Holiday Shoppe
What: This one is dedicated to finding man presents. Of course there will be whiskey tastings, but there'll also be products from a mix of established and up-and-coming designers and sellers, like Pilgrim Surf + Supply, Cadet, Timo Weiland, Hickoree's, Classic Specs, and more.
Where: Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave), Williamsburg.
When: Wednesday, December 10th and Thursday, December 11th. Daily 2pm—10pm.

Season's Greet-Inks
What: Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology are joining forces with The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a high-end vintage fashion sale, featuring Christian Lacroix, YSL, Manolo Blahnik, Louis Vuitton, and more. Students are designing all merchandising aspects, from the vintage tattoo-themed decor to the price tags and the music played in the pop-up, while 100% of proceeds will benefit patient care programs and research at the Upper East Side institute.
Where: Fashion Institute of Technology (Seventh Avenue at 27th Street), Chelsea.
When: Wednesday, December 10th through Saturday, December 13th. Wed—Fri 11am—8pm, Sat 11am—7:30pm.

Winter Warmer Gift Market
What: Within the walls of Swords-Smith, already filled with a beautiful selection of independent designers, comes a holiday pop-up with even more independent designers selling candles, jewelry, art, design objects, textiles and more. They'll be kicking it all off on the evening of December 11th with music, free drinks, and "surprises."
Where: 98 South 4th Street, Williamsburg
When: Thursday, December 11th through Monday, December 29th. Mon—Fri 12pm—8pm, Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 12pm—7pm.

Wired Store
What: The Wired Store is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the return of its local holiday pop-up for ten days only. The tech-happy shop will have everything from the latest Keurig machine to a levitating speaker to the BMW 3i. Check out the link above to see their list of near-daily events in-store.
Where: Milk Studios (459 West 14th Street), Meatpacking District
When: Thursday, December 11th through Sunday, December 21st. Daily 11am—7pm.

Pop² Brooklyn
What: Gowanus Nite Market and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership are teaming up for a two-day event inside a 5,500-square-foot warehouse with giftable goods from Brooklyn-based vendors, food trucks, Brooklyn Brewery beer, and murals painted specifically for the event. Head here to get your free tickets.
Where: 200 Livingston Street, Downtown Brooklyn.
When: Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th. Fri 4pm—10pm, Sat 12pm—8pm.

Roberta's Holiday Market
What: Co-owner Brandon Hoy announced on the restaurant's radio show that the pop-up featuring vintage items, home goods, greeting cards, and more would be returning for another year.
Where: 261 North Moore Street, East Williamsburg
When: Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th. Fri 5pm—10pm, Sat 12pm—6pm.

Neuhouse Holiday Bazaar
What: Looking for something a bit more upscale for your fancy dad or discerning boss? This creative collective is holding its first-ever holiday market with art objects ranging from the functional ($64 scissors, $95 gold mirrored coasters) to the wearable (an M. Patmos shawl, leather-and-metal headphones) to the absurd (a $150 "porn puzzle" courtesy of Grey Area).
Where: 110 East 25th Street, Midtown South.
When: Saturday, December 13th. 11am—5pm.

Refinery29 Tinseltown Bazaar
What: Bedford + Bowery reports that the lifestyle site will return to Nolita for the third year in a row (along with design publication Sight Unseen) with fashion, beauty, and food vendors, ranging from Print All Over Me to Fancy Feast—yes, the cat food.
Where: 201 Mulberry Street, Nolita.
When: Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th. Sat 12pm—6pm, Sun 12pm—8pm.

Brooklyn Designer Holiday Sale
What: Come meet up with a dedicated group of Brooklyn designers as they offer holiday drinks, snacks, and—most importantly—good deals. Recreation Center ceramics top out at $40, while jewelry from The Things We Keep will have necklaces and bracelets starting at $32 (down from $188).
Where: 159 Hope Street, Williamsburg.
When: Sunday, December 14th. 11am—6pm.

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