This week I have been to a few new pop-up shops in LA that I think are worth a visit. The first one I visited was The Accessory Junkie in Malibu for the opening event. The second two I went to were Madhappy and SAME Los Angeles, both located on Melrose Place. The last, but not least, was the Reformation Beach House pop-up shop on Abbot Kinney. These pictures reflect my personal experiences visiting these temporary Los Angeles stores. Whoever said, "Retail is dying," wasn't talking about fun retail!
The Accessory Junkie had their opening store event last month at their pop-up location in the Malibu Lumber Yard. There they had fun snacks, a donut wall/donut platters, colorful cocktails, Olive and June staff, hair braiders, a ping pong table, and Polaroid/professional cameras capturing the fun. The Accessory Junkie sells seasonal accessories collected from all around the world. These accessories would be unattainable in your hometown, making this store unique and the items rare. The Accessory Junkie is open all summer (until August 4th).
(The picture on the right was taking from the Uncover LA website)
Madhappy, located on 8441 Melrose Place in West Hollywood had two rooms: one with graphics on the wall, and another with a few clothing racks carrying t-shirts, sweatpants, crewneck sweatshirts, and hoodies. The mostly neutral colored loungewear gave an overall clean feel to the pop-up environment.
SAME Los Angeles is a luxury resort wear and swimwear company founded by Shea Marie. The brand teamed up with Your Flower Guide to create a beautiful vibrant pop-up shop on 8481 Melrose Place in West Hollywood, selling not only swimsuits but also flower arrangements. The store was a breath of fresh air!
Reformation has a Beach House pop-up shop at 1511 Abbot Kinney Blvd this month, selling apparel that can be found online, along with a vintage clothing rack selling one of a kind pieces. This pop-up shop had a lot of foot traffic, even on the hottest day of the year! Not only is the store full of super cute clothes, but the location alone makes it worth the visit.