The Brand New Pop-Ups Officially Making Shopping Guilt-Free

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  • Calling all die-hard fashion enthusiasts and interiors nuts: there are two a new pop-up shops in town this week that are unmissable. Fancy snapping up a Giles Deacon catwalk dress, or an original Chris Bracey for a third of the price? Us too. Here are the pop-up shops that have got us in a spin...

    Calling all die-hard fashion enthusiasts and bargain hunters, there’s a new pop-up shop in town. The achingly cool shopping destination Box Park is due to welcome its most chic pop-up to date. Giles Deacon is but one of the fabulous designers and brands donating pieces to the Red Cross shop at Box Park, Shoreditch, which opens on Tuesday 10 June.

    Not only has Giles donated a catwalk look, you can also expect to find steals from Hugo Boss, House of Holland, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Nike and Kurt Geiger. Alongside brand-spanking-new items from London Fashion Week designers there will be one-off items from fashion students (you could be wearing the next Christopher Kane) and second-hand designer clothing and accessories (perfect for any vintage fanatics out there).

    Don’t sweat it if you end up splashing the cash either, the shop is on loan to The Red Cross gratis, all items have been donated, and all proceeds go directly to British Red Cross.

    The clever people at Red Cross HQ are also using the pop-up space to host amazing arts n’ crafts workshops. Our tip? Head down to fashion designer Karine Bono’s sewing workshop on 12 June between 6.30 – 8.30 pm, where you can browse the in-store haberdashery and take home your own customised tee.

    The catch? The shop closes on the 15 June. That means you’ve got just one week to get down there and nab yourself a serious designer deal.

    Tickets are £15, with all proceeds going to the British Red Cross, includes a t-shirt, haberdashery, glass of wine and nibbles. For more information and tickets email or call Laura on 0207 877 7606. 

    ‘Chris Bracey was commissioned by Vauxhall Mokka to create a piece in aid of Kids Co’

    The Red Cross pop-up is not the only do-gooder Shoreditch shopping experience you can get involved in.

    We couldn’t be more excited at Marie Claire HQ about Spring Clean. Power-house interior designer consultancy Carden Cunietti has teamed up with Kids Company to host its Spring Clean event, where you can snap up cult interior design pieces for a fraction of their original cost – and all in the name of charity.

    Some of the heavyweights donating to the interiors-fest, so far, are: Lee Broom, Martin Brudnizki, William Yeoward, Nina Campbell, Joel Bernstein, Danielle Proud, Jonathan Kelsey, and Mark Gillette, among others.

    Fancy getting your mitts on a Kate Moss by Corinne Day print? Or maybe a So To Bed sleigh-bed? Or, what about an original Chris Bracey neon creation? They’ll all be available at the three-day pop-up shop at the London Newcastle exhibition space on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch from 30 May until the 1 June.

    The pop-up will feature one-off steals; three original neon pieces will be created especially by artist Chris Bracey, chandelier designer Emerald Faerie has created a bespoke cranberry glass lotus flower light and lucky shoppers will also be able to choose fabrics from Vivienne Westwood’s archives and prints by Jane Hilton and Peter Blake.

    All items are premium, bespoke or luxury, but with a small pricetag. Audrey Carden, of Carden Cunietti, explains: ‘We really want to make money for the charity so we’re happy to part with an enormous rug that costs thousands. Better someone buys it for £1,000 than have it back in our storeroom as a £14K dust collector.’

    Sound good? Despite stock being constantly replenished, items are expected to fly of the shelves, so get there early to secure that ultimate stand-out piece. Good luck!

    Address, London Newcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP.
    Opening times- Fri – Sat 10.30 – 6.30pm; Sun Midday – 4pm, telephone +44 02 (0) 7724 9679, email

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