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Post PUF: PopUp Flea S/S Recap

May 25, 2014

PopUp Flea photo copyright Will Foster

The PopUp Flea is back and is firing on all cylinders.  Appearing during the warmer months for the first time in five years, PUF kicked of the year in good form.  What has typically been an annual event in New York during December is being expanded both domestically and abroad to include five shows in total, out of the gate first is PUFSUN.

The program for spring proved solid.  In total, 35 brands joined the roster with offerings all in favor of warmer temperatures.  One third of the vendors were new additions along with several alumni.  Some crowd favorites included Freeman’s Sporting Club, Billykirk, Kaufmann Mercantile, Topo Designs, Analog Shift and two new comers Dom Vetro & Thaddeus O’Neil.  The brands are what make PopUp Flea really tick, and everyone came out swinging with both booth design and merchandise.

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

Over the years PopUp Flea has seen continual growth, always for the better.  As the event has grown so have the venues, the brand list, and attendance, the latter two making the event not only possible but reason to visit.  Aside from being able to get all of your favorite stuff in one place, PUF traditionally offers the opportunity to talk shop with the folks behind your favorite label or other people with similar interests.  The Metropolitan Pavilion played host for the spring/summer event, and will serve as the home base for December, which is guaranteed to bring the thunder.

Check out PopUp Flea for the full calendar and schedule of events or tune into the PUF instagram for the play-by-play.  Next on the docket is PUFDET.  The motor city will be hosting PopUp Flea during June 6, 7, & 8th and celebrating Made in America.  If you’re in, around or near Detroit, stop in and get in the mix.

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

PopUp Flea - copyright Jamie Apostolou

 

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