The Best 2018 Holiday Pop-up Shops in New York City

Amanda Sims

Of all the New York-y things you could do in the city during the holidays—go see The Nutcracker or The Rockettes, or sit around eating roasted chestnuts from a street vendor—shopping is one of the best. Period! Put on a big coat and venture into the fray to check as many loved ones as possible off your list. Whether you're planning a visit or you live here, you probably know some names of big stores and small boutiques you'd like to hit (One Kings Lane's new home goods store, perchance?), and don't let us stop you from checking off every one. But on top of the must-visits, this year has brought a ton of wonderful pop-up shops from design brands we know and love—and they're only here for the holidays, so visit them all while you can. Note: A lot are located in SoHo, so if you need a clear destination, make it that one. And may we recommend swinging by The Goods Mart, an adorable new corner store located at 189 Lafayette Street, if you need a pick-me-up?


Some places to be in SoHo!

From URL to IRL by Brooklinen

119 Spring Street
For some of the best sheets, towels, and other soft goods for the price, go by Brooklinen's first ever retail experience, From URL to IRL, and pet them in person.

Floyd NYC Housewarming

496 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Open through November 18
The Detroit-based retailer has opened its doors to a NYC Housewarming, i.e. a SoHo apartment decked out in all of its gorgeous flat-pack furniture. Come for the fancy apartment, stay for a sit on its brand-new sofa design.

Google Hardware Store

131 Greene Street
If you're considering a new Nest device or a Google Home Hub, or just have a few hours to kill, head by the Google Hardware Store to test them out. There's a whole interactive zone downstairs that's worth the visit alone.

Il Buco Vita Holiday Shop

57 Great Jones Street
Swing by the long-standing Italian restaurant and home goods retailer Il Buco to peruse its artisanal Italian homewares like blown glassware, oil paintings, and rustic ceramics.

I Found It at the Strategist by New York Magazine

347 West Broadway
Open through December 30
The beloved product recommendation site from New York magazine opens its doors for the first time with its I Found It at the Strategist pop-up, which will feature "weird and wonderful things you didn't know you needed."

Snowe Pop-up

168 Fifth Avenue
The online home goods retailer Snowe's pop-up shop will allow you to see—and feel!—all its bedding, dinnerware, and accessories in person before buying.

Wayfair Pop-up

Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey
Open through January 2
Browse fabric swatches, create custom furnishings, and shop a lot of its online inventory in person.

Wild One Pop-up

242 Lafayette Street
Open through the new year
This "community-driven" pop-up store includes such delights as a tennis ball dispenser, a coffee shop (Toby's Estate), and "dog-friendly interactive experiences and events" in addition to serving as a store for its cute supplies.

Open House by Young & Able

*277 Berry Street, Brooklyn Open through December 23
Now's the time to finally make it to Brooklyn: Lifestyle brand Young & Able is hosting an open house in a Williamsburg brownstone and focusing on products from over 50 women-owned businesses.

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