If you strike out at the Union Square Holiday Market, head south to the Bowery, where a number of stylish seasonal pop-ups await. Our gift to you: we’ve rounded ’em all up for ya.
Through Jan. 1 at 310 Bowery Bar, nr. E. 1st St.
If you’ve been out to Montauk, you’ve seen issues of Whalebone Creative’s magazine lying around at Joni’s. Now the surfing/beach-bum brand has popped up in the front of 310 Bowery Bar to sell its shirts, hats, and sweatshirts, along with some products from Montauk artisans: snag some coffee beans from Left Hand, apothecary products from Montauk Juice Factory, shark-tooth necklaces from Fin, or framed photos by James Katsipis and Justin Burkle. If nothing else, grip the NYC issue of Whalebone and pine for the return of summer.
Through early January at 312 Bowery, nr. E. 1st St.
This website selling Kickstarter-funded gadgets has opened a shop that’s basically a mini Sharper Image for iPhone addicts. Among other things, you’ll find light meters, flashes, and felt cases for your phone, as well as a spray that lets you use it while you’re wearing gloves (winter booty-texting gamechanger). Each nifty device is labeled with a card that shows you just how much was raked in through Kickstarter, so you can assure the receiver of your gift that it wasn’t funded (entirely) by soulless venture capitalists.
Tokyobike x Kaufmann Mercantile
Through Dec. 31 at 1 Prince St., at Bowery.
The Ace Hotel’s bike designer of choice has beefed up its Bowery store by sprinkling it with goods curated by Kaufmann Mercantile, purveyors of eye-grabbing items such as leather house shoes by Andrew McAteer, walnut-and-brass pourover-coffee brewers, tea products by Kettl, and Binchotan Charcoal facial soap. Even if you can’t afford Tokyobike’s slick city bikes, you can splurge on a Brooks saddle, a Spahn helmet, or a designer bike bell.
Through Dec. 20 at 355 Bowery, bet. E. 3rd and 4th Sts.
The Swedish watch designer specializes in simple, elegant timepieces with interchangeable straps and rings of rose, silver and gold. Swatch watches these are not, but at $250 and under, they’re not outlandishly priced. And with an espresso machine on the premises, browsers may just score a cuppa.
Through Dec. 31 at 34 East 7th St., nr. Cooper Sq.
Sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato showcase jewelry and leather accessories “influenced by fine art, travel, and artisanal craftwork” at their tiny pop-up. In addition to their own designs, they’re selling “travel finds” and wall art, so pop on over.
Holiday Yard Sale
Dec. 10, 11, 14, from 9am to 1pm, at corner of E. 5th St. and Cooper Sq.
Okay, this one isn’t a spiffy pop-up so much as a Goodwill-esque hodge podge of dishes, records, books, jewelry, clothes, and knick-knacks. But if you’re planning to hit the pop-ups, you might as well do so when this is going on.