Effortlessly fusing the concepts of the modern street food market and the pop-up retail mall, Boxpark stands proudly in the heart of London’s Shoreditch to deliver a community of brands specialising in independent fashion and food. Boxpark was the world’s first pop-up shopping centre, that has revolutionised the London retail experience. Read on to discover my top 10 pop-up picks from Boxpark Shoreditch.
WHERE TO SHOP
Wandering Minds offers a beautifully curated selection of womenswear and accessories in a stylish, minimalist space. The boutique sells clothing by independant and emerging labels from the coolest cities around the globe, including Outstanding Ordinary from Seoul, Modstrom from Copenhagen, and Mink Pink from Sydney.
Astrid & Miyu
Astrid & Miyu is a jewellery brand creating beautifully delicate accessories and gifts. They have a gorgeous little shop selling a huge range of hand crafted jewellery, in a wide choice of colours and customisations. Astrid is a Swedish name and Miyu is a Japanese name, and they both mean ‘beautiful’ in their languages. All designs are created in London, and the brand embodies Nordic minimalism, Japanese craftsmanship, with London edge and sophistication.
Friday on my Mind
Friday on my Mind (FOMM) is a retro shop specialising in unique vintage shirts in loud, proud prints, fused with modern styling, each shirt hand-picked from all over the world with a focus on quality materials and eye-catching patterns. The store itself is beautifully visually merchandised and the owners, Sammy and Antoine, have a strong eye for contemporary style with a vintage twist. Also on display are intricate embroidered bags and purses, with tassels, beading, and embellishment, as seen in the photo at the top of this blog post.
Decorum is a genuinely stunning shop at Boxpark offering Scandi style interiors and homeware to make your home and garden look like it came straight from the page of Kinfolk. The owner Christina has a passion for excellent design and modern classics, curating products that stand the test of time and quality pieces to fall in love with.
Papermiths is a must-visit shop for stationary lovers, selling lustworthy pens, pencils, paper, notepads, office accessories, books, magazines and gifts that are so pretty you want to keep them yourself. Sidonie Warren set up Papersmiths as a space to celebrate and inspire creative pursuits. Her mission is to curate the very best stationery and paper goods and she’s travelled to Europe, North America and Australia in search of exciting new designs.
WHERE TO EAT
What The Pita
Vegan donner kebabs, turkish pizza and paprika fries. The stuff dreams are made of. What The Pita was created with a whole lot of love and is a true family franchise, aiming to bring a healthier and more ethical spin to a beloved British favourite, and has quickly become a cult classic at Boxpark – be prepared to queue!
Soft Serve Society
Fun loving soft serve dessert bar specialising in creating and serving delightful premium soft serve ice cream flavours and treats. Every treat is unbeliveably instagrammable; ice creams are topped with candyfloss, chocolate cages, toasted marshmallows, toffee popcorn and more. Check out their instagram to get inspired (and hungry).
Everone loves chips, whether straight or curly, skinny or chunky, fried or bakes, but Poptata gives you a whole new reason to crave some fries. Poptata serves up the most delicious chips and cheesy fries in London, serving them in a cone made from hand cut bBritishpotatoes, double fried, seasoned with secret spices and topped with the most delicious sauces and toppings, like caramelized onions, cheddar, aioli and hot sauce.
Dum Dum’s Donutterie
Dum Dum Doughnuts are the leading and fastest growing doughnut brand in the UK, creating the world’s first artisan baked doughnut / croissant hybrid, made with only natural ingredients and baked, not fried, to give a lower fat alternative. Donut flavours include Crême Brulee, Boston Cream Pie, and the ‘Zebra’, which contains layers of croissant dough and chocolate croissant dough, filled with chocolate buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache
For more info on current, past and upcoming traders at Boxpark, head to https://www.boxpark.co.uk
Ruth @ Urbanity xxx