Pop Up Shop Styling

First of all, congratulations! You've recently landed a partnering opportunity to display your work and/or sell your products at a physical establishment for the first time. That's big news for you and all your hard work!

Now it's time to start planning

Whether your shop is open for one evening or 6 months, you may be required to bring in everything, from the ground up. Already, products need stocking, signage needs making and space needs arranging. When it comes to set up, you have a budget and standard of quality that you need to stick to. You may not have a sense of what you want, but maybe you know what you don't want. Your shop is a unique concept that deserves to stand out from the crowd. It's all hands on deck and you're looking for someone with an eye for design.  *cue Milan*

I can help you plan and style your physical retail space

This is where I come in. As a visual designer, I understand—and need—these types of constraints. I love to find solutions that work, and work well. My goal is to best represent your brand and provide a delightful experience to your clients and customers. 

I believe that pop up shops are incredibly smart business models. They're the underdog, born out of a tough economy, backed into a corner with no other choice than to innovate and be creative. Pop-up shops are refreshing and people naturally gravitate toward them out of curiosity. They're a chance for everyone involved to think outside of the box and try new things that no one else has seen before. I love that pop-up shop owners are willing to take risks and cut the unnecessary (read: BS) in order to focus on what's important. I'd love to hear what's important to you.


The Process

Timeline: 14-30 days

These are the kinds of things I think about when styling for a pop up shop:

  • When do your doors open?
  • What are you offering to your audience?
  • What is your budget for displays, lighting, furniture, and related supplies?
  • What's the space going to be like? What are you allowed to alter, and not alter? What about the space doesn't work for you?
  • How should customers move through the space?
  • What's the most important takeaway that customers take from your shop?
  • What materials do you already have that can be reused?
  • What can be made vs. purchased?
*Note* For best results, I can only consider pop-up shop opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have other suggestions, I'd love to hear!

Have an idea for your pop up shop? Let’s chat!