Every summer a host of new restaurants and bars pop up in London for locals and tourists to enjoy the sunshine in style. With all the excitement of rooftop bars, outdoor cinemas and refreshing cocktails the retail sector is often forgotten. However, London also becomes home to a great range of pop-up stores, perfect for refreshing your summer wardrobe, our pick of this year’s best shops are below.
Taking a temporary residence in Convent Garden, designer handbag brand Danse Lente will have its first physical store until July 12. Danse Lente handbags have become an Instagram favourite because of their angular shapes and clean lines, with founder Youngwon Kim taking inspiration from modern architecture. Make sure you pop down to Covent Garden this summer to see these bags in the flesh.
When: 7 – 12 July 2018
Where: 25 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LY
Following the opening of a flagship store on Kings Road in London earlier in the year, multi brand fashion and accessories retailer Blaiz has committed to a summer pop-up in Hampstead Village. Blaiz represents over forty different designers hailing from Latin America with a focus on giving consumers a choice of unique textiles ad artisanal fashion techniques
When: All summer long
Where: 42 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead NW3 1NH
Hop, Skip & Flutter
For two weeks in July Hop, Skip & Flutter can be found at Marylebone station bringing you vintage inspired porcelain jewellery just in time to accessorize for summer. The shop will feature their latest silver jewellery collection as well as new eel skin bags from Makki. Their time is fleeting so make sure you stop by or you’ll miss out.
When: 3 – 16 July 2018
Where: Marylebone Station
Based in London, Harem Bath was founded in 2015 to bring people 100% pure organic textiles. Last year they launched a beachwear line made of organic cotton hammam towels in addition to their range of dresses, beach kaftans and casual beachwear. Harem Bath’s pop-up residency is coming to an end on the 30th of June so you’ve only got a few days left to get down to Soho.
When: 15 – 30 June 2018
Where: 33 Great Mindwill Street Pop Up Shop, Soho W1D