This season sees a crop of fashion pop-ups open their doors across the capital, selling everything from vintage fashion to covetable new footwear. Tap into this season’s 70s trend with Terry de Havilland’s disco-inspired platform heels at Wolf & Badger, marvel at British designer Kat Maconie’s sculptural shoes on Carnaby Street or browse pre-loved pieces at Shelter’s boutique in King’s Cross. Here, we’ve rounded up the fashion pop-ups in London you won’t want to miss.
fashion pop-ups in London
Kat Maconie on Carnaby Street
Until 1 July
British designer Kat Maconie brings her technicolour take on footwear to Soho this spring, with a fashion pop-up to showcase her stand-out sculptural shoes. The space will centre around her SS23 ‘California Dreamin’ line, with an 86-piece collection that features a selection of tropical-bright heels and flats, with a sprinkling of Hollywood magic. Expect fuchsia ruffles emulating the flirtatiousness of Malibu sunsets and gem-encrusted palm tree embroideries that bring to mind the glamour of Beverly Hills. Maconie said of the opening: “It was my 2023 goal to open a pop-up in central London, specifically Soho, and my team has made it possible to do exactly that.”
29 Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1F 7DH
Shelter Preloved fashion event in King’s Cross
17 – 18 March
This weekend, housing and homelessness charity Shelter are launching their Preloved Donation Pledge campaign with a special event at the Shelter boutique in King’s Cross. On Friday 17 March, sustainable fashion influencers including Caroline Jones and Hannah Elizabeth will be donating pieces from their own wardrobes to the cause, while on Saturday 18 March members of the public can come and do the same while shopping from a wide range of vintage pieces, all in aid of World Recycling Day. Standout items to look out for include a pair of Alexander McQueen jeans and a vintage 90s Adidas jacket.
West Coal Drops, King’s Cross, London N1C 4DQ
23 - 26 March
Marfa Stance comes to Mayfair at the end of March with a four-day pop-up that promises a chance to shop all your favourite looks from the British outerwear label. The womenswear brand was founded in 2019 by Georgia Dant, who previously worked at Burberry and Rag & Bone. Commuting on a regular basis, she spotted an opportunity to create a buildable, functional collection to work across any climate, season or occasion.
Known for its sustainable and ethical production practices, recycled and deadstock fabrics are sourced responsibly in Italy and Japan. Marfa Stance pieces are also designed with longevity in mind with a new twist, such as a collar or a hood, added every season to further the life cycle of each garment. Expect the signature deep-pocketed quilted jackets, alongside parkas, bombers, bags and more at this must-catch fashion pop-up.
12 Saint George Street (First Floor), Mayfair, London W1S 2FB
Terry de Havilland
Terry de Havilland
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Terry de Havilland
This fashion pop-up from British heritage shoe brand Terry de Havilland couldn’t come at a better time, thanks to a recent resurgence of 70s style. The brand’s iconic glittering disco-inspired platform heels will take centre stage at Wolf & Badger in Coal Drops Yard this April. Come to browse the new SS23 collection, featuring a selection of statement-making, handmade heels that draw directly from Terry’s original inspiration of the 70s party lifestyle.
Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London N1C 4DQ
Meriwether x LYIA
Until 26 March
Outerwear brand Meriwether has teamed up with another London-based fashion label, LYIA, on a pop-up on Chelsea’s King’s Road, where you can browse the latest collections from both. Meriwether has built-up a loyal following for its rain coats, water resistant jackets and accessories, all of which have been designed using quick-drying, high-performance fabrics in timeless, pared back styles to weatherproof the chicest of wardrobes.
LYIA, founded by former stylist turned designer Lia Souza, looks to the indoors, taking inspiration from the sophisticated 70s glamour of Bianca Jagger and Yves Saint Laurent’s effortless Rive Gauche ready-to-wear line. The womenswear label, which puts sustainability and inclusivity at the fore, offers a tightly edited, buildable capsule, including simple slips and dresses, silk bow neck blouses and softly-tailored trousers.
Anya Hindmarch x Women’s Institute pop-up
Until 26 March
When it comes to eclectic pop-ups, Anya Hindmarch is the undisputed queen. Last year it was all about her ice cream store, where you could pick up flavours like baked beans and Heinz ketchup. Now she’s teamed up with the Women’s Institute to create her latest concept, It Takes a Village. The pop-up brings together a range of female craftspeople to offer a selection of beautiful products, ranging from hand-stitched quilts and tufted rugs to Hindmarch’s own raffia and hand-beaded pieces. The highlight of the project is the one-of-a-kind protest pouches, which have been embroidered and sewn by makers across the country, inspired by the original WI banners.
11 Pont Street, Chelsea, London SW1X 9EH