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Pop-up shops in Luxembourg
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Pop-up shops in Luxembourg

by Sarita Rao 5 min. 10.01.2023
Pop into one of Luxembourg's 'pop-up' shops for clothes, sustainable homeware, or to create a work of art
Pop-up shops allow new entrepreneurs to showcase on the high street
Pop-up shops allow new entrepreneurs to showcase on the high street
Photo credit: Botari

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. The good news is that many businesses we featured in this article a year ago, have gone on to open a permanent store. 

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 rue des Capucins, Grand Rue, rue Phillipe II and rue Origer 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.  

Clothing and jewellery pop-ups

Pardon my closet sells second-hand clothing at 8 rue Aldringen, while Les Malle de Lux runs pop-up fashion shows from the same location. Respecting people, the planet, culture and innovation, Hels1nk1 is also located on rue Aldringen. A modern, sustainable lifestyle store that sells beauty and skincare products, clothing and home decor. You can find out which pop-ups will be at Royal-Hamilius here

The Caritas/Fairtrade Rethink your Clothes campaign's pop-up store Let'z Refashion, an ethical, sustainable shop and workshop which sells garments made from recycled items as well as second-hand items, is located at 10 rue Genistre. It also hosts workshops on how to mend or be creative with your existing wardrobe. You can find out more about Rethink your Clothes in this article

At 26-29 rue des Capucins you'll find Smile, which brings together the work of 40 French craftspeople including fashion and accesories for men, women and children. It also hosts creative workshops, for example to make your own yoga mat, flower candles and other upcycled items. On Saturdays, children can take part in workshops whilst their parents do some shopping. 

Around the corner at No 30 you'll find Makimba et Marilou, which sells kimonos, decorative items and jewellery from around the world, with hand-crafted products from Malta, Morocco, Greece, Chile, and Italy. 

Decor'Action at 38 rue Philippe II has shampoo bars, soaps, candles and home scents. Two doors down Sezim specialises in felted wool rugs using ancient tribal methods unique to Kyrgyzstan. They feature traditional nomadic tribal designs and are made by highly-skilled craftsmen. 

Bonne Nouvelle Bar sells craft beers at 16a avenue Emile Reuter. It sells artisanal craft wine and beer, and hosts music and yoga events. You can find out more about Satori Brewing in our article on Locally brewed beers

Tipp Topp Art Studio at 3 rue Origer is a drop in art centre for adults and children, where you can paint canvasses, tote bags and t-shirts, or make slime, with materials provided. It also organises kids' workshops, birthday parties and after-school activities. 

Charity pop-up

Since it lost it permanent home in Hollerich, the Red Cross Vintage Mood second-hand clothes and renovated furniture shop is operating on a pop-up basis whilst the Red Cross' permanent second-hand store is in Livange. Recent pop-ups were held at Kirchberg and Howald. 

Creative pop-ups

Restored and pimped furniture, stationery, handmade bags from Italy, and even soaps at the aptly named Nana's selection can be found at their occasional pop-up at Esch-sur-Alzette. 

Creators and creative pop-up markets and workshops are often hosted at Am Gronn, whilst 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

Kid’s pop-ups

Bricks4Kidz is a pop-up gone permanent 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

Other pop-ups

Pop-Up Esch 

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 you own a business that wants to try the pop up in Esch, you can find out more here

Visit Remich has a shop that regularly hosts local pop-ups, whilst this page also lists a number of other pop-up stores. 

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.


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