Greater City Providence

Retail Update: Pop Up

Photo from Calico Blog

A retail trend that has been around for a while in bigger cities has been making its way to Providence recently, the Pop Up shop. Waste Not Want Not popped up for a while over the summer on Westminster, and from what I understand they are continuing with some other non-traditional retailing. And coming soon to the space next to Oop! we have Calico. Calico is a successful vintage clothing store located in New Bedford that will be popping up on Westminster on November 27th and plans to hang around through New Years.

We’ve secured the most amazing space in the heart of the city, and we can’t wait to stock it with our most covetable vintage boots, bags, coats, and accessories! We’ll also be offering the best selection of show-stopping, jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind vintage party dresses around! Just in time for the holidays!

Do we need to say it again, in these economic times, blah blah blah… Well, anyway, it is a cool concept to see make it’s way to Providence, if it can keep going we’ll maintain vitality and interest on Westminster. And there is always the possiblity that a Pop Up shop will gain traction and stick around.

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  • I am glad the landlords of these spaces understand that any little bit of positive action is a good idea, rather than leaving them vacant waiting for Walgreens to move in or something.

    And did someone say PARTY DRESSES??!

  • Yay! Thanks for the blog love, Greater City Providence – and the great comments.

    Someone DID say party dresses!


  • The only gripe I have with stores on Westminster is that they close around 6, the time when people actually come out and shop. There aren’t many shoppers during the day.

    If these stores were open later, it would bring some much needed life onto the street, which would look much better than it would with darkened storefronts.

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