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You Might Score Free Birkenstocks At This Unique Scandinavian Vintage Pop-up

Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 3.18.43 PMThis afternoon, you’ll have the chance to head to South Williamsburg and score vintage clothes from hot brands like Acne, Birkenstock, and Alexander McQueen. Before you start to go on about how empty your wallet is and how high the prices must be, please refrain. All of these will be absolutely free of charge.

How is this possible, you ask? The pop-up is the product of Scandicandy, a group of students studying “experience and event design” at Oslo’s Westerdals school. The group’s mission is to “bring the lifestyle of Scandinavia to the streets of Brooklyn.”

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Duff Alert: Guns N’ Roses Returns to CBGB (Kinda) With Varvatos Pop-Up

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Get in the ring, motherf*cker.

Or at least get over to the John Varvatos store if you’re a Guns N’ Roses die-hard. The newly reunited band is making a return to CBGB– sort of. A GNR pop-up is opening today at what used to be the storied venue. The shop opens at noon (and that’s 12 p.m. SHARP, since there’s no need to yellow-jacket Axl), when the first 50 fans through the door get free concert tees. Will GNR make a surprise appearance ahead of their two shows at the Meadowlands this weekend, like they did at the Varvatos store in 2010? A publicist tells us, “No in-store performance. But I heard Duff is stopping by.”

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Plan Your Romance Revolt at This Holiday Lingerie Pop-Up on Ludlow Street

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(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

Whitney Brown predicts 2016 might be the year New Yorkers finally turn off Tinder. (We imagine every bartender in town is rooting for this miracle as well.) But she’s adamant that our Seamless hook-up mentality has just about run its course, and we’re bound to return to an era where big, romantic gestures are in style once again. “Romance in the 21st century is in sort of a struggle stage,” Brown said. It was hard to imagine this willowy model-entrepreneur could be having any issues. Well actually, Brown is in the business of love, or romance at least, so it’s in her best interest to see a return to romance.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ and Into a Pop-Up On Bowery

Straight Outta Compton Pop-Up Shop (Photo: Rob Scher)

Straight Outta Compton Pop-Up Shop (Photo: Rob Scher)

Obey your thirst, for great marketing gimmicks.

Last night on the corner of Spring and Bowery, a hubbub gathered around a green-hued convenience store emblazoned with Sprite logos. As you might notice, displayed along the shop’s windows (besides actual cans of sprite) were some rather unusual wares: “Fresh Hype Wipes,” “Frosted Fleeks” cereal, “Dope Soap” and “Straight Buggin” detergent. Turns out “The Sprite Corner” is a pop-up shop promotion for the forthcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

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BrooklynXchange Ain’t Happening, But BK Vendors Galore in Union Square

1780148_791066680955463_6505091718767099592_o-280x128Despite going to the trouble of making a super Brooklyn-y promo video, the market that had hoped to bring Brooklyn makers to Soho during the holiday season has decided to delay its launch. BrooklynXchange posted the following message, informing followers that it was “unable to curate a full compliment of traders that reflect the values of what the BrooklynXchange is to be.”
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