Top of the Pops - 7th November
7 Nov 2014
Red 5 ‘The Ultimate Gadget Shop, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh
Following his passion for all things ‘gadgety,’ Jonathan Elvidge (winner of Young Engineer for Britain) launched RED5 in 2005. Jonathan wanted to create a store where people could discover innovative gadgets, at affordable prices. The first RED5 shop opened in Hull and was a huge success. Off the back of this another 20 stores have popped up across the UK, the most recent store 'The Ultimate Gadget Shop' is appearing for the run up to Christmas in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh.
Dr Oekter ‘Even Better Baking Boutique, 12 Dray Walk, Brick Lane
Dr Oekter is one of Britain’s biggest and best loved baking brands - helping countless bakers across the UK perfect their baking. Now, they’re opening the ‘Even Better Baking Boutique’ in Shoreditch to take their baking brand to the next level. Each day, the interactive baking space will host a range of master classes, demonstrations, taste testings, and talks to encourage our nation to become even better bakers.
Matches Fashion Sample Sale, 36 South Molton Street
Matches Fashion is the global luxury-shopping destination for men and women. With over 400 established and emerging designers from Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Chloé and Isabel Marant on their site, Matches Fashion is one of the most popular luxury online shopping destinations. This week they’ve come offline and set up shop in our space on South Molton Street. Just in time for the Christmas party season, they’ve launched a luxury sample sale, with designer brands at up to 90 % off!
The Science Museum, Bluewater, Kent
Taking its first step beyond the museum walls the Science Museum has launched its first ever pop up shop with us, in the Bluewater Shopping Centre. The store is targeted at delighting children and their parents, which falls in line with the Science Museum's ‘positive parenting’ campaign. They want to be more than just a toy store, they want to create a space which will inspire parents and children alike. This experimental science store will be appearing for a month in the lead up to Christmas.
Beyond Retro, Unit 2, Old Street Station
Beyond Retro, the UK’s largest vintage retailer is launching its first pop up shop in Old Street Station this Christmas, in support of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Alongside Christmas jumpers the Christmas pop up will also stock a selection of vintage-inspired Secret Santa gifts, vintage party dresses and the key pieces from Beyond Retro’s AW14 range. The store opens on Tuesday November 11th and takes up residence for six weeks until Sunday December 21st.
British Red Cross ‘The Gift House’ Unit 19, Market Building, Covent Garden
Celebrating 100 years of pop up shops, the British Red Cross are launching a 10 day designer boutique in Covent Garden. Named ‘The Gift House,’ which reverts back to the orgininal WW1 shops, this pop up is part of the Red Cross initiative to drive donations to their 330 permanent charity shops across the UK. The shop will feature key pieces donated by top designers such as Erdem, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon and Philip Treacy.
Selin Kiazim, Carousel London, Marylebone
The former head chef at Kopapa, Selin Kiazim has been making a name for herself at several pop up restaurants across London. This time she has a three week residency at Carousel London and will be serving up a delicious 3 course menu with delights such as hand-chopped venison, Çemen glazed lamb cutlets, and pistachio sponge.