I had my first experience today of a POP UP shop. There are quite a few empty shops in our town and one is being used as a pop up shop. I believe the point of the shop is that you rent it for a couple of months get noticed and either move into a shop in the town or move on. I might have this completely wrong though.
What do you think of them? A good idea? I certainly think so especially if they are completely different to anything we currently have in the town.
I remember a few weeks ago there was a photographer in the shop but now they have another retailer in.
I had driven past and saw some underwear in the window and wondered what sort of shop this could be… first impressions I thought it was a burlesque, vintage, maybe Dita Von Teese inspired shop.
Today was the day I walked past and my first impressions from a few drive by’s were so wrong.
The shop is currently being used as a pop up by two businesses Kuda, which sells items including handbags, scarves and jewellery and Pip & Pantamailon which sells handmade products like lingerie, aprons, cushions and bunting.
As I walked into the shop I was greeted a lady who was happy to tell me about the products. There are some beautiful knitwear items including two absolutely gorgeous dresses (neither of which would fit me 🙁 such a shame). There were also materials and ribbons, bunting, cushions and some fab little handmade note books. Which were made by a lady from Wallingford which is just a few miles away. I purchased two notebooks for my boys as they are quite partial to a notebook for writing random sums or stories in.
I had to restrain myself as there were a few scarves and bits and bobs I could have quite easily purchased.
This shop won’t be around for long so I recommend that you get down to the Lower Broadway in Didcot and have a look. (Opposite Barclays)
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