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

by Sarita Rao 4 min. 15.02.2020 From our online archive
Pop into one of Luxembourg's 'pop-up' shops for clothes, artisanal items, charity products or a book
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.

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 two places on 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.

Pop it up

With locations in Esch-sur-Alzette and Luxembourg City, Pop it up rent space to numerous local businesses from artists to yoga teachers. Their events page is the best place to find out what’s coming up.

Clothing pop-ups

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 runs events or can be visited from 10.00 to 18.oo on Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Les Malle de Lux runs pop up fashion shows and markets with opportunities to meet creators, try workshops or find a personal shopper.

Charity pop-up

Friendship Colours of the Chars run a pop-up store at 43 Grand Rue that sells Bangladeshi handicrafts including scarves, jewellery, home furnishings and paintings from Tuesday to Saturday.

Since it lost it permanent home in Hollerich before Christmas, the Red Cross Vintage Mood second-hand clothes shop is operating on a pop-up basis, and is currently located at 3 Rue de la Reine in the city  until the end of March.

Food pop-ups

Want to try authentic, locally made Japanese ramen noodles. Then Manzoku Japanese Soul Food sells ramen noodle kits (including freshly made soup bases and different types of Japanese noodles) at their pop-up shop in Howald (next door to EireLux). The husband-and-wife team also run craft ramen workshops and a pop-up restaurant. You can check the dates the shop is open and for other events here.

Creative pop-ups

Creators and creative pop-up markets and workshops are often hosted at Am Gronn, whilst Lët’z go local holds regular pop-up markets with artisanal products and locally produced items on sale.

Botari is a pop-up shop and gallery selling drawings from Paris and Seoul, accessories and fragrances by Korean artists and creators, and vintage garments from Japan.

Kid’s pop-ups

Lucy Goosey Books runs a pop-up English-language bookstore in Echternach that is open for events. They plan to open for book browsing and buying at their pop-up bookstore too. 

Bricks4Kidz is a pop-up on Rue Phillippe II that runs pedological activities and educational workshops for children and adults around the theme of bricks.

They have a number of half-term holiday activities.

Want to open a pop-up shop?

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.

If we’ve missed a vital pop-up collective or location, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list.


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