Pop-up shops in Luxembourg
It’s hard to compile a list of places that come and go, as pop-up shops are by their very nature here today, gone tomorrow.
High rents make it difficult for new entrepreneurs or those selling artisanal and creative stuff to find a permanent home. The pop-up offers an ideal solution and the Ville de Luxembourg now has places on Avenue de la Gare and Rue Phillipe II specifically designed for pop-up shop rental.
With their transient nature in mind, we’ve listed a few pop-ups or collectives that regularly host pop-up markets and events. Treat yourself to something different from the high-street brands and support local artists and artisans.
If we’ve missed a vital pop-up collective or location, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
Pardon my closet sells second-hand clothing at various pop up locations in Luxembourg, while Secondhand4sale and Sopilipili have a joint pop up store in Ettelbruck that can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday (see their store page for information on time-slots).
Les Malle de Lux runs pop-up fashion shows and markets with opportunities to meet creators, try workshops or find a personal shopper.
SaKaNaNa and Les Sûtras pop-up boutique is located at 17 Grand-Rue, Diekirch and open Thursday to Saturday from 11.00 to 17.00. SaKaNaNa have hand-painted bags and glasses, stamps, t-shirts and paintings, whilst Les Sûtras offers luxury scarves, women's clothing and accessories, home decor and bridal wear. Part of the profits from both businesses are donated to local NGOs.
Bizoo Bizoo has a pop up at 38 Rue Philippe II with a variety of clothing, accessories and toys for babies and children up to age 6 years, plus fashion for mothers. Items are created by local fashion designers and made in Europe.
You have until 15 July to get to The Plug pop up, which is selling limited edition sneakers at its Avenue de la Gare 200m² pop-up store.
Friendship Colours of the Chars run a pop-up store at 33 Grand Rue that sells Bangladeshi handicrafts including scarves, jewellery, home furnishings and paintings from Tuesday to Friday 11.00 to 18.00 and Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00.
Since it lost it permanent home in Hollerich, the Red Cross Vintage Mood second-hand clothes shop is operating on a pop-up basis in Luxembourg City and at the Red Cross' permanent second-hand store in Livange.
Upcycled clothes with a story is what you'll get with Devi (meaning Goddess) which has a pop-up shop at 40 Rue Philippe II, open Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00 until 18.00. Some 90% of their collection is made by Saheli Women (meaning girlfriend's club) a social enterprise set up in India to foster a safe space for women and children in villages). The project supports women make clothes but also manage the business and run a care centre with a library for their children. Items include colourful silk dresses and blouses.
Lux Honey has opened a new pop up at Jael Curiel & Co at Cloche D'Or selling organic honey, pollen grains, and beeswax candles. The business also sells its products at the Strassen market and at various pop-up craft events in Luxembourg.
Botari pop-up is a shop and gallery sells drawings from Paris and Seoul, accessories and fragrances by Korean artists and creators, and vintage garments from Japan. They have opened KYŌ, a lifestyle store at 5, Côte d’Eich.
WeOrganise.lu organises seasonal and craft fairs on a regular basis inviting local entrepreneurs to sell their wares. You can find a list of events here.
Thirteen female entrepreneurs will be selling ceramics, vintage goods, jewellery, prints and photography, furniture, postcards and all manner of items at the Lux Wmn's Female Founder Pop-Up Shop from 15-26 June in Esch.
Bricks4Kidz is a pop-up on Rue Xavier de Feller 1 in Bonnevoie, that runs pedological activities and educational workshops for children and adults around the theme of bricks. You can find out more on their website.
Ernster has a pop-up store running until 30 June at the Cloche d'Or shopping centre, dedicated to educational and progressive games for all ages from board games to wooden puzzles and creative kits. You'll find it on the ground floor.
Esch-sur-Alzette is making use of vacant space to host up to seven pop-ups at one time for 1-2 weeks. You can see who'll be there from week to week on this calendar, and if your a business that wants to try the pop up in Esch, you can find out more here.
Pop it up
With locations in Esch-sur-Alzette and Luxembourg City, Pop it up rents space to numerous local businesses from artists to yoga teachers. Their events page is the best place to find out what’s coming up.
Visit Remich has a shop that regularly hosts local pop-ups.
Want to open a pop-up shop in the city?
To find out more about renting one of the city’s pop-up spaces, approximately 45sqm and available to rent for one to six months, visit the vdl website.