Online fashion footwear retailer Stylistpick has opened a pop up shop at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, London.
The Stylistpick website is a unique outlet for shoes and accessories, offering customers a personal styling facility and time limited collections by celebrity stylists.
Visitors to the pop up shop can enjoy expert advice from Grace Woodward, Arabella Greenhill and Louise Roe.
To celebrate the launch of the pop up shop, Cheryl Cole has designed a premium shoe collection for Stylistpick.
The pop up shop is open at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush from 24th February to 4th March 2012.
Following the success of its Sweet Shoppe pop up at Selfridges, Ted Baker has opened shop in a new pop up location – Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.
The 300 sq ft unit has a colourful, retro sweet shop theme and will remain open for three months from 15th February. The store offers a selection of accessories including an exclusive leather bag, only available at the pop up shop.
Following the pop up industry’s trend for using new technologies and catering to changing shopping habits, services including Shop & Collect and Reserve and Collect will be available to customers.
Heathrow’s Head of Category for Fashion, Hazel Catterall, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Ted Baker’s Sweet Shoppe pop-up to Terminal 5—the latest in a series of exciting new pop-up concept stores at the airport. At Heathrow, we want to provide passengers with the best in fashion and accessories, and we’re excited to be able to offer them a selection of Ted Baker’s most exciting travel-themed accessories with this vibrant pop-up shop experience.”
A new report from the Local Data Company predicts a rise in the number of empty shops on the UK’s high streets this year. Weak consumer confidence, growing online sales and rising unemployment are all contributing factors.
The report says that vacancy figures remained stable at 14.3% in 2011, although there were significant regional differences. Stockport had the highest vacancy rate of large centres with over 30%, with St Albans enjoying the lowest with 8.2%.
The report blames changing consumer habits – particularly online shopping – as the primary cause of the decline of high street shops.
“Technology is driving consumer behaviour to a world of engagement, entertainment and the ability to shop where, how and when we like,” said Matthew Hopkinson, director of the Local Data Company. ”Town centres need to adapt to this changing environment if they are to survive and thrive”.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) described vacancy rates as “worryingly high” in many parts of the country and called on the government to reduce business rates, which are set to rise by 5.6% in April.
“The scale of retail failures since Christmas and number of shops standing empty show the effects of high costs and weak demand on retail businesses and the people and places that rely on them,” said Stephen Robertson, the BRC’s director general.
Playstation has opened a series of pop up shops – all locations sourced by the team here at Popupspace – to celebrate the launch of the new Vita handheld console. We’ll announce the London pop up soon, but in the meantime check out these photos of the Manchester and Glasgow pop up shops.