Along with warm weather, beach trips, and Summer Fridays, one of the things we look forward to each summer is the ubiquitous pop-up shop. True to their name, dozens of these temporary shopping destinations crop up across the country come summertime, providing the perfect respite from the hot outdoors.
Since they’re short term, these stores are often more inclined to go bold in decor, and many offer goods that might be hard to find at other times of year. This year, AD PRO has rounded up the best ones for designers and design lovers alike.
No matter where you summer, you’re bound to have a good one in close proximity.
Max ID NY, Sag Harbor
Maximilian Eicke returns to his Sag Harbor location for a two-month stint this summer. But the offerings at his Madison Street storefront will be far from traditional Hamptons: Over the past three years, Eicke has been building a compound in Bali, where he’s also designed and manufactured a slew of furniture and home goods, including his new Yahochu line of handmade ceramics. At the pop-up, he’ll sell these alongside some of his most successful products from the past few years.
July 4 – September 1, 3 Madison Street, Sag Harbor
Hill House Home, Nantucket and Montauk
Nell Diamond’s upstart bedding company heads to two summer locations this season: First, she’s bringing her penchant for Instagrammable florals to her own family home on Nantucket, where she’ll host a two-day pop-up July 27 and 28 complete with a floral installation similar to the one that graced Hill House’s Bleecker Street store this spring. Next, HHH heads to Montauk, where it will host a one-day pop-up at Hero Beach Club, the hotel owned by Diamond’s husband, Teddy Wasserman, on August 5.
July 27 – 28, Nantucket, address given upon RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Nantucket”; August 5, 626 Montauk Hwy, Montauk
Goop’s Aspen pop-up.
Goop, Aspen and Sag Harbor
Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand is taking the country by storm this summer, opening pop-ups in Aspen and Sag Harbor after a springtime stint in Dallas. Goop enlisted designers Kate McCollough and Max Zinser of KMZ New York to create site-specific interiors for each spaceusing vintage furniture and Farrow Ball paint. Items for sale in the shops include Paltrow’s favorites as well as goods from artisans and companies local to each store.
June 8 – August 12, 422 E. Cooper Avenue, Aspen; May 25 – September 3, 4 Bay Street, Sag Harbor
David Zwirner, Amagansett
The art gallery heads out east this summer with some of its favorite books in tow. Art enthusiasts can pick up Zwirner’s new Ruth Asawa monograph, Anni Albers Notebook 1970–1980, R. Crumb’s Bible of Filth, Donald Judd Writings, and many more. Looks like this summer’s beach reading is getting elevated.
August 1 – September 16, 4 Amagansett Square, Amagansett
Rooms Garden at Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica
Rooms Gardens, a beloved furniture and design store with outposts in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica is going on vacation – to Hotel Casa del Mar. The oceanfront property will host Rooms Garden in its lobby throughout the summer, offering the shop’s globally-sourced goods to its guests and visitors. Products on offer include work by local artists and products from the likes of Peter Dunham, Michael S. Smith, and Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
June 14 – September 3, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica
The Spanish porcelain company will pop up on Southampton’s bustling Jobs Lane (also home to One Kings Lane’s pop-up-turned-permanent-store), where its lighting, decor, and home fragrances will be on offer to the Out East set. The pop-up is one of new CEO f the Americas, Sandra Jordan’s first moves.
June 8 – September, 66 Jobs Lane, Southampton