In the Books | Pop Up Flea Tokyo

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If you were following along on Instagram, you would have known that this past weekend we took Pop Up Flea to Tokyo for the first time. We set up shop with a good mix of American and Japanese brands, plus pour-over coffee, custom indigo dying and lots of exclusive items. As one PUF visitor described on Instagram, it was a real deal “American Culture Festival.”  Being the first time we have taken Pop Up Flea so far from home, we were curious to see how the concept would resonate in a place as culturally different as Japan. With a core group of long-supporting brands and an outstanding crew to help us, we succeeded in making the first ever Pop Up Flea Tokyo a huge success.

A very special thanks to Tanner Goods, Tellason, Rancourt & Co., The Hill-Side / Hickoree’s, Filson, Red Wing Heritage, General Knot, The Good Flock, Billykirk, Field Notes, Freemans Sporting Club and Topo Designs for continuing to travel near and far in the name of Pop Up Flea.

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In addition to our core group of American brands we welcomed Button Works, Buaisou, Made by Seven, Bauer Pottery, Onta Pottery, Heritage Leather, Good Thing, &Life Sox, Kenneth Field and Burgus Plus into the fraternal order of PUFFam.

Thankfully, we had an amazing team on the ground in Tokyo and we could have never brought PUF to Japan without their help. A very sincere thanks to Risa San, Hisashi San and Shinji San for all of your patience, guidance, hard work and commitment to making Pop Up Flea a success. You guys make us look good. (Don’t tell anyone we’re basically a bunch of blundering dumb Americans.)

We have two more events coming up this year with Pop Up Flea London taking place on November 21-23 at Truman Brewery and our flagship New York City event the weekend of December 12-14 at 125 W.18th Street. All of the details for those events can be found here. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, drop us a line as we have a little availability.

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Tellason’s special edition indigo dyed denim collection.

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Comments on “In the Books | Pop Up Flea Tokyo

    Chrison November 3, 2014 @ 10:28 AM:

    awesome and congrats to you all. cheers:)

    Bob Corriganon November 3, 2014 @ 10:34 AM:

    Well done – a great collection of purveyors and a beautiful location. +1 to Topo Designs for making the trip, big fan.

    Emma Howardon November 3, 2014 @ 4:58 PM:

    I love the indigo bandanas with pig motif! Congratulations on your successful PUF in Tokyo

    Joe Tricketton November 4, 2014 @ 5:13 AM:

    Will it be all the same brands coming to London?

    williamson November 4, 2014 @ 8:12 AM:

    well done. looks good. sorry i missed it!

    Dirkon November 4, 2014 @ 9:09 AM:

    Love it. Especially the indigo. And miss it. Which is why I am moving back to Japan next year and am looking for ideas, collaborators, business partners, etc. Want to connect? You can reach me at kayumochi at gmail dot com

    Michael Williamson November 4, 2014 @ 9:28 PM:

    @Joe Some of the same brands! We will release the full line-up in a week or so.

    Gerald Ortizon November 4, 2014 @ 9:37 PM:

    Great stuff. Glad to see PUF expanding! Come to the West Coast maybe?

    Aaronon November 6, 2014 @ 8:00 AM:

    Let’s get Copenhagen on the roster! Looks so good – would have loved to be there.

    Evanon November 6, 2014 @ 12:15 PM:

    Let’s hear more about that Wagoneer!

    cgon November 7, 2014 @ 7:32 AM:

    fiesta wear pottery! sweet!

    Peteron November 12, 2014 @ 6:56 AM:

    @Evan: I had an 83 Waggy just like that. Not the Grand version. Worst car I’ve ever owned, at the time AMC was dying and had to outsource stuff like the starter, the transmission etc. from the Big 3. Build quality was terrible.

    Plus the engines were hobbled by emissions requirements, so they had almost no power and you had lots of vacuum hoses and rebreathers that invariably failed.

    But had a lot of style, I’ll grant you that.

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