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In the Books | PUFSUN 2015

May 12th, 2015 | Categories: Pop Up Flea | by Michael Williams

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A visual tour of PUFSUN in NYC.

This past weekend we held the first Pop Up Flea of 2015. The event featured 40+ different brands offering up a great collection of gear for summer. From awesome swim and sportswear from Onia to Waltzing Matilda’s awesome hand-made leather sandals to all of the new 2015 novelties from TUDOR. Our spring / summer Pop Up Flea is all about discovering new brands and finding something interesting you might not have otherwise seen. With that in mind, Rancourt’s new collection of made-in-Maine sneakers (pictured below) could have been the best discovery of the weekend.

In addition to all of the commerce, Buaisou had a vat of natural Japanese indigo on-hand custom dying bags, tee shirts and all sorts of other good stuff. It’s amazing to see the process of indigo dying in person. It’s an amazing process and Buaisou is excellent at it. They also make and sell some great traditional clothing and accessories — it’s really something special.





This weekend: Pop Up Flea NYC.

May 6th, 2015 | Categories: Pop Up Flea | by Michael Williams

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This coming weekend the Pop Up Flea will be open for business in Chelsea with 40 well-made and interesting brands on offer. Join us to shop some great summertime goods from your old favorites and fresh faces. The full vendor list and details are below. Come and #ShopSmall with us Friday, Saturday and Sunday in NYC.

#PUFSUN on Instagram

123 West 18th Street (2nd Floor)
New York City

Friday, May 8th: 3pm to 8pm
Saturday, May 9th: 11am to 7pm
Sunday, May 10th: 12pm to 6pm

Free Entry. Open to the public. 

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Spring Into Pop Up Flea.

Apr 27th, 2015 | Categories: New York City, Pop Up Flea, Shopping | by Michael Williams

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Our ever-changing short-term (summer) shop Pop Up Flea is popping back up in Manhattan this coming May 8th through the 10th in Chelsea. Our annual spring/summer event has become the perfect warm weather counterbalance to our long running and extremely popular December event. It’s a lighter and brighter version of PUF with a nice mix of brands you know (Alexander Olch, Fred Perry Laurel Wreath, Ernest Alexander, Leather Head Sports, Rancourt & Co, Freemans Sporting Club and TUDOR) and a bunch of brands you need to know (Dom Vetro, Corridor, Canvas Bag Machine, Martenero and Accompany). And it’s all here in NYC for one short weekend. We’ve made a point to keep the schedule tight so every event is interesting, unique and full of great brands. So in addition to our two NYC events and our annual trip to Tokyo, we’ve added a new city this fall to round out our 2015 Pop Up Flea events. Hey Los Angeles, we’re looking at you. More to come on that and a complete vendor list for PUFSUN will show up soon, so keep an eye on this page for more info.

We’re also excited to see the reemergence of Mister Mort who returns to PUF with his offbeat collection of things after a short five year hiatus. And for the first time, one of our favorite swimwear brands Onia will be selling their excellent collection of swimwear and the company’s new expanded collection of clothing. It’s going to be a great room full of well-made and interesting things that will help get your summer started off right. See you at the Pop Up Flea.

#PUFSUN

123 West 18th Street (2nd Floor)
New York City

Friday, May 8th: 3pm to 8pm
Saturday, May 9th: 11am to 7pm
Sunday, May 10th: 12pm to 6pm

Free Entry. Open to the public.

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Previewing Pop Up Flea 2014.

Dec 10th, 2014 | Categories: Made in the USA, Menswear, Pop Up Flea | by ACL Editors

This week, we hit the streets (with Drones-in-hand thanks to our crack director Kellen Dengler) to give you a taste of what to expect from this weekend’s Pop Up Flea here in NYC. We visited with a handful of local friends and PUF vendors to see the awesomeness that they have planned for this weekend’s event. Be sure to come by the Met Pavilion to #ShopSmall this weekend to experience PUF in its full seventy-plus vendor glory.

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125 West 18th Street (nr. 6th Ave)
New York City

Friday, Dec 12th: 3pm to 8pm
Saturday, Dec 13th: 11am to 7pm
Sunday, Dec 14th: 12pm to 6pm

Free Entry. Open to the public.





Coming Home | Pop Up Flea NYC

Dec 8th, 2014 | Categories: Menswear, New York City, Pop Up Flea | by ACL Editors

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After traveling around the world these past few months, next weekend The Pop Up Flea lands back home in New York City just in time for the holidays. This is the grand poobah of all The Pop Up Flea’s, with over seventy brands  joining us at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea for our largest event ever. From five year vets like Billykirk, Alexander Olch, and Tanner Goods to first-timers Waltzing Matilda, Garrett Wade, Tudor and Askov Finlayson we’ll have all the finely crafted curiosities that you’ve come to expect from team PUF since 2009. Adding to the New York event this year will an indigo dying station from Buaisou, which we first introduced earlier this year in Japan and many more options for one-of-a-kind finds. This is the big one, so don’t miss it. More info and the complete brand list after the jump.

#PUFNYC

125 West 18th Street (nr. 6th Ave)
New York City

Friday, Dec 12th: 3pm to 8pm
Saturday, Dec 13th: 11am to 7pm
Sunday, Dec 14th: 12pm to 6pm

Free Entry. Open to the public.





The Return of Pop Up Flea London.

Nov 18th, 2014 | Categories: Pop Up Flea | by ACL Editors

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We’re setting our clocks to GMT this weekend as we head across the Atlantic for the second edition of The Pop Up Flea London. Joining us in the UK will be the PUF veterans and esteemed American brands TellasonBillykirk, Rancourt & Co., and Shinola, as well as some fresh local faces including SunspelHarry Stedman, Loft Trading, and London Cloth. It’s all going down at the historic Truman Brewery in East London this weekend only. Don’t miss your chance to shop a short term shop of superb British and American goodness.

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91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Friday, Nov 21th: 3pm to 8pm
Saturday, Nov 22nd: 11am to 7pm
Sunday, Nov 23rd: 12pm to 6pm

Free Entry. Open to the public.

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In the Books | Pop Up Flea Tokyo

Nov 3rd, 2014 | Categories: Pop Up Flea, Tokyo | by Michael Williams

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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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