I may or may not be in line at Best Buy on Thanksgiving ;), but I will definitely be checking out Thread at Dock 5 on Friday in DC. Union Market will be hosting 30 local and national designers for a 3-day pop-up with live music and swanky food (or at least this is what I imagine, I have not yet been, still getting used to the 'DMV'--are you an R or a D? ahhhhh).
Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 11-8pm (The Walkmen concert at 7pm), Sunday 11-5pm. NoMA/Gallaudet (Red Line) 1309 5th NE @unionmarketdc
Etxe will be part of the Popt Gambit in SOMA at 440 Brannan -- remotely! So Popt is a new app where you can tag your products/clothes and people can scan them at the pop-up shop and buy then or buy later. The app allows designers to set up their own prices, let customers bid on prices, and test out different price points. I meet one of the founders Kelley through a friend (and fellow designer Clare of Scout's Honor Clothing Co) and the entire process of scanning in my two products was super easy and fun.
Now I can have designs at pop-ups anywhere! Popt takes 10% (which includes merchant fees), so it is a pretty nice way to allow customers to 'collect' your items and prompts buying at a later date, which is great because how many times have you left a pop-up shop and totally forgotten all those great pieces? I've seen MANY apps trying to do kind of similar things; this is the first one that actually makes sense.
Other designers at Popt Gambit include Mitsymoto Designs, Pop Outerwear, EdgefieldUSA, D Structure, Derby Jackets, Tradlands, Scout's Honor Clothing Co, Nesting Days & 440 resident designers: Hieros, Estrella, Ric Rac, Umber and Ochre, Department 17.
Oh and it is an open bar. So yeah, the only place to recover if you are joining the hordes at the big box retailers. No judgement.
Friday Lounge 1-7pm, Happy Hour 3-7pm. 440 Brannan Street. Powell Bart or Cab it. @poptag_it