There are some seriously good sustainable pop-up shops appearing in London right now. If you’re looking for inspiration or just want a try on sesh, then swing by! And tell them I sent ya…!
42 Redchurch Street (entrance via Chance Street), London, E2 7DP
Dates: 1st – 24th December 2016
One of my favourite online stores has popped up in Shoreditch (Chance St to be precise!) with a curated collection of conscious clothing, shoes, accessories and beauty. Expect to find designs from Woron, Svilu, Komodo, Veja, Sydney Brown, Tada and Toy, Aiayu, Beaumont Organic, O My Bag to name a few.
The Acey has also just launched their own-label knitwear collection, featuring four seriously gorgeous jumpers, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets too. I couldn’t resist picking up the Selenite Grey Ribbed Jumper at their launch event this week. It was one of those “this is so me!” moments when I tried it on.
In the lead up to Christmas The Acey will be hosting several workshops to get us all in the festive spirit; teaming up with O’Dell’s to teach us how to make our own Christmas wreath and The Wine Butler will guide us through the nuances of organic wine, with some tasting to be done, of course!
Book your slots here (prices vary) http://www.the-acey.com/curated-product/events.html
75, Elizabeth Street, SW1
3rd-18th December 2016
The third installment of this collaborative pop up by Ille de Cocos and Eight Hours Studio is appearing on Elizabeth Street in Belgravia. A Luxe Story brings together independent designers that compliment each other in style. If Chapters One and Two are anything to go by, then Three is going to be even better, with the addition of BAIA British made leather bags. Doors open on Small Business Saturday!
199 Portabello Road, Notting Hill, W11
5th-18th December 2016
You guys know how much I love this organic pyjama / nightwear brand. The prints are so en point and I love that each item can also be worn as a piece of clothing. I’m obsessed with the Dawn Nightshirt (which you can see in my Conscious Gift Guide btw).
The Eight Hours Studio name is inspired by breaking down the day into 8 hour slots: Eight Hours – Rest | Eight Hours – Work | Eight Hours – Play – and you know what? I could happily wear my EHS pjs for all of those things!
Swing by their Notting Hill pop up shop – just note – you won’t be leaving empty handed!
61-63 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2h 9DG
11th November until the end of December 2016
Reformation has finally landed on UK shores! But only for a limited time… until the end of December in fact. I heard the store assistant saying their London pop up shop was doing really well and they’re hoping to open a permanent location in the near future. Hooray!
For the time being, the pop up provides a location to try on some of their pieces and get a feel for the fabrics which can sometimes look a lot better online than in the flesh or vice versa! I was pleasantly surprised by the softness of one of their knitted jumpers! BUT there’s no walking out of the shop with your favourite items in hand. Instead customers can make purchases via their system in store or online and will receive them in the post a few days later. You know the saying, “good things come to those who wait…”
The Good Place, 61 Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 5RZ (and 24 other locations around the UK)
3rd-4th December 2016
People Tree Offices, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ (just off Brick Lane)
1st-3rd December 2016
Swing by People Tree HQ this Fri/Sat to check out their sample sale in East London. 10% of the proceeds from the festive sample sale go towards their People Tree Foundation charity.
I swung by earlier today and trust me, there’s lots of awesome pieces to choose from: knitwear, organic cotton separates, ethically made jewellery… you name it!
That should keep us all going for a bit!
See you there!