They say you should practice what you preach, so before we set up Appear Here we set up shop.
During the summer of 2012 Ross and a friend had an idea to launch a brand, just in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Two weeks after the initial spark, the doors for an empty shop in Marshall Street opened. Rock & Rule appeared in London selling limited edition t-shirts and apparel, inspired by the Queen - with a rebellious kick.
As well as people coming in for the Lizzy inspired t-shirts, many simply came to talk about the shop space. It quickly became clear that Ross wasn’t the only one who wanted to rent a short-term space. So when Rock & Rule shut up shop a few days later, Ross decided to put his share of the profit into launching Appear Here.
Fast forward to today: Appear Here has been chosen by international brands, independent designers and ambitious start-ups.
Big or small they all share the ambition, like Rock and Rule, to find an empty space, share an idea and start a journey.
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I'd always dreamt of having my own shop... Now I realise you just have to get out there and do it.Alex Hely-Hutchinson, Founder
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Kanye West has really set the gold standard for the pop-up modelVogue
Anna Walker’s personalised leather accessories, started as a side project and quickly became a full time job.Read more
I discovered so much more about my brand and what it stands for.Anna Walker, Founder
Down-time is hard to indulge in when living in the hustle and bustle of London. I'd love to open my own pop-up that encourages you to recharge your batteries with home baking, vintage clothes shopping, and live music - a residential hub where you can relax with a slice of cake, browse the vintage items, and enjoy local live music (perhaps with a glass of wine, too!)
I'd place my pop-up in a beautiful, family-friendly area such as Unit 7, The Studios in Holloway, to provide the local community with a relaxing and fun space, without venturing into central London at all.