In order to avoid having empty unoccupied stores in the city centre, the mayor of Luxembourg city decided to offer those spaces for a low price, although for a limited period of maximum 9 months. Candidates that want to sell their own creations, clothes, jewelry, accessories, home equipment or some other products, can in this way get the possibility to test their concept and see what they could improve to develop further or even open their own real shop in the future and decide to rent the place long-term. Currently, the city has 7 different pop-up shops, in Grand-Rue (n.40 and n.43), rue des Capucins (n.25, 26 and 30) and rue Philippe II (n.38 and n.40).
I love the idea not only because it offers the possibility to beginners to present their own creations or the products they want to offer and see if there is a corresponding demand in the market, but even more because it gives me, as a customer, the possibility to find some new products or items that I would not find in a conventional store.
Currently, you can find products by “Made by Ghigi” (handmade bags, pillows or beautiful hair scrunchies), “Nolo” (very nice handmade ceramics, porcelain and pottery from Portugal), “Julie Conrad Design Studio” (bags and other products made with Tyvek and a lot of other lovely creations) and “Banjjak Jewelry” (original jewelry from Korea).
New candidates will come and new stores will be offered by the city, so don’t miss your chance to discover them!