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.
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.