Vintage and Modern Menswear: Pop Up Flea in NYC

03This pop-up shop has got some cheek. Showing up for only one weekend at a time – how dare they – in London and New York this fall, Pop Up Flea highlights the kinds of artisan brands that make other people wonder where you buy all your clothes. The next one in New York from Dec. 6-8 at ROOT gives you the chance to buy your man (or woman!) something special for the holidays, because it’s never too early to start Christmas shopping. Although the Pop Up is menswear-focused – Anthem is decidedly male – the brands themselves feature offerings for the ladies as well.

The London version featured it-indie brands such as Aether, which has locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, and Portland-based The Good Flock, which specializes in vegetable-tanned leather for its everyday tote bags and beautifully handcrafted Aurora lamps. I also couldn’t resist ogling this Agi & Sam x London Undercover collection of umbrellas.

The vendor lineup hasn’t been released yet for New York, but a peek at the 2012 archive unveils indie brands such as boot-maker Oak Street and century-old Schott, a retailer of men’s and women’s custom leather motorcycle jackets, rock ‘n’ roll shirts, puffer parkas and other kinds of down-home outerwear evoking Americana soul. Next up we’ve got Imogene + Willie, an adorable atelier of clothing and home goods inspired by the history of the founders’ grandparents and the family business of working with denim. Check out these sold-out Beacon printed blankets; we’ll be watching for when they’re restocked. And finally one of our favorites from last year: House Industries, a brand of whimsically-made objects such as this cast iron ampersand (want) and printed building blocks. If any of these brands are showing up again to Pop Up Flea, we’ll gladly swoop in.

We love pop up shops for their novelty goods and feel of exclusivity. One day they’re here; the next, they’re gone. Hurry up and catch this one before it’s gone, gone.

Image courtesy of: Pop Up Flea.

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