The 5 Best Holiday Pop-Up Stores & Spas

The 5 Best Holiday Pop-Up Stores & Spas

Are you looking to spice up your holiday gift giving this season? Stop by one of these five holiday pop-up stores and grab unique and festive presents for all the special people in your life. From techies to the avant-garde, there’s a shop for everyone to enjoy (even Scrooge himself). By Carly Petrone.

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Guerlain Holiday Pop Up Store

301 Park Ave.
New York, NY
10022

212-872-7200
www.waldorfnewyork.com/spa/

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Pamper yourself at the Guerlain Spa Holiday Pop Up Shop adjacent to the Waldorf Astoria. Now through January 4th, you can enjoy a complimentary makeup application with the Guerlain Spa beauty specialists. The best part? When you purchase a product, you get 20% off any treatment at the spa inside the luxurious hotel. Stop through on December 9th from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and get your new products engraved or if you prefer something sparkly, step into the shop on December 17th and get one of their signature bottles of fragrances blinged out with Swarovski crystals (with $100 purchase). It’s the perfect place to try a new holiday look and enjoying some relaxation before the New Year begins.

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One Penn Plaza

One Penn Plaza
New York, NY

www.hesterstreetfair.com/#!holiday-market/cz2h

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If you’re familiar with the Hester Street Fair that happens in the LES during the summer, you’ll definitely want to stop by their holiday version. The Hester Holiday Market is now set up at One Penn Plaza with 30 of the market’s most cherished gift and food vendors. From curated and homemade gifts to artisanal foods, it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit. They’re even kicking it up a notch by offering origami classes, a book club, and live caroling. Pick up the perfect gift for your loved ones (okay, or yourself). We won’t judge. Market is open from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. through December 23rd.

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St. Regis Hotel

2 E. 55th St.
New York, NY

www.theholidayworkshop.com

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Step into the lobby of the St. Regis Hotel now through Christmas Eve and you’ll be transformed into the world of Bronson van Wyck. The always-entertaining event designer has knocked it out of the park yet again with this pop-up experience. Make your way through the circus tent drapery and take a picture beside the bespoke Christmas tree – donned with hand painted lights crystal embellished lobsters by jewelry designer Kara Ross – a playful nod to Salvador Dali (who once lived at hotel). Pick up one of Wyck’s festive cocktail mixes or one of the many high end and antique items he curated himself. Can’t make it in? Check out the online holiday store, where you can purchase bespoke accessories, greenery, and provisions. Workshop is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Milk Studios

459 W. 14th St.
New York, NY

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If you’re a tech geek you’ll definitely want to see what’s new at this year’s Wired Store. Mark your calendars because this holiday pop up will only be open for 10 days starting on December 11th. Find out what’s on WIRED’s wish list. Now in it’s 10th year, this holiday shop will certainly impress with all the latest gadgets on display and plenty of fun events to keep you entertained – may we suggest taking a virtual spin class? Check website for a list of daily events, screenings, and parties. Or just download the WIRED Store app (duh). Doors are open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Birchbox Men's Holiday Pop-Up S

1 Prince St.
New York, NY

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Stock up on gifts for him at the first-ever Birchbox Holiday Pop-Up Men’s Store, now through December 28th. Fill up a Birchbox with 5 products he will love and don’t forget to check out Nick Wooster’s capsule collection of travel totes and grooming essentials. Take a closer look at some of their most popular items like Baxter of California’s After Shave Balm, Bombas socks, or Molton Brown’s Re-charge Black Pepper Bodyscrub Bar. We have a feeling there won’t be any “re-gifting” happening this year.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.