Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pop-Ups in Portland

"A pop-up retail space is a venue that is temporary — the space could be a sample sale one day and host a private cocktail party the next evening. Pop-up retail is specifically an idea or mindset that allows a company to create a unique environment that engages their customers, as well as generates a feeling of relevance and interactivity. It can also be for the duration of a peak in demand anticipated to be short.
The trend involves “popping-up” one day, and disappearing the next. These stores, while small and temporary, can build up buzz by consumer exposure." (Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop-up_retail ). 

I'll have to give my thanks to Wikipedia for the general overall definition of a pop-up shop.  I know what they are, but didn't necessarily know the exact definition.  Definitions are great on paper, but when you want to shop a pop-up shop, you need to know much more about it, no matter how temporary it might be.  OK, I'll start you with a little tease:

This is where the pop-up shop will be located.

Here is a sampling of the jewelry that will be available.

These beautiful pictures (and photo notecards) will also be available

OK, I think I've teased you enough, so let me give you all the particulars.  Several local artists have gathered together to have the Broadway Pop-Up Christmas Bazaar this coming Saturday and Sunday, November 27 and 28 from 11 to 6 p.m. each day.  The address of this fun bazaar is 3109 NE Broadway Street in Portland, Oregon.

This group of artists and friends would love to have you come down and see what we have to offer to you for your holiday shopping needs.  Forget QVC.  Forget Black Friday.  Forget the stores that stay open on Thanksgiving Day and don't give their employees a chance to relax with their friends and families.  Take your time, enjoy yourself, talk to the artists about their products, and find some really unique and lovely handmade and reasonably priced gifts for your friends and families (and perhaps a nice little treat for yourself).  

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