Our Guide to New York's Best Holiday Pop-Up Shops, Markets, Craft Fairs and More

Abby Schreiber, Alex Bedder and Hazel Cills
This holiday season, forgo the wares at department and big box stores in favor of one-of-a-kind goodies found inside the city's many pop-up shops, holiday markets and craft bazaars. And though 'pop-up shop' is one of the most eye-rollingly widespread retail phrases this time of year, second only to 'artisanal chocolate,' the spots we've listed below are selling undeniably awesome goods, from jeweled bib necklaces to toys to skateboards. Don't you dare think about re-gifting that Best Buy gift card you've had stashed in your drawer since April. 

Pop-Ups Proper

Pop Shop ft. PF Flyers, Brooklyn Circus and Black Ivy
Expect to find: Classic PF Flyers footwear mingling with Brooklyn Circus' varsity-style threads inside this vintage-leaning pop-up hosted by the BC folks.
Expect to spend: Classic PF Flyers' 'Center' high tops start at $54.99, t-shirts from Brooklyn Circus, Black Ivy (a collab between BK Circus and Street Etiquette) and Ebbets Field range from $26-$35, snazzy hats are $40-$50 and BC's varsity jackets start at $250 and go up to $480. Every purchase over $75 gets a free gift. 
258 Bergen St., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Thu-Sun, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. through Jan. 15

3DEA Holiday 3D Printing Shop
Expect to find:

Let your inner tech geek out as you marvel over the shop's 'Inventor Bar,' 'Customization Center,' and 'DIY Hub' where you can 3D print jewelry and small home décor items and attend lectures and classes that explain how you 3D print furniture, toys, accessories and more. If you're freaking out right now because this sounds like something out of The Jetsons, it's okay -- we are too.
Expect to spend:
Small jewelry items start at $20 and an embellished espresso cup is $56 -- all courtesy of the 3D printer.
Eventi Hotel at 835 Sixth Ave.
Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Dec. 27.

Krochet Kids international
Expect to find: A selection of headware, clothing and accessories from the do-gooder brand's latest collection, housed inside Rudy's Barbershop.
Expect to spend: Beloved 5207.5 beanies are $31.95, dapper 'Lincoln' bowties are $21.95 and graphics tees are $24.95.
Where: Rudy's Barber Shop, 14 W. 29th St., New York
When: Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. through Dec. 15

Cooper-Hewitt Holiday Pop-Up
Expect to find: The museum gathers together a panoply of high-design objects, holiday decorations and home décor by greats like Ted Muehling, Joey Roth and Alexander Girard.
Expect to spend: Glass Pantone Christmas ornaments are $15, a beautiful Ted Muehling-designed porcelain tulip votive is $550 and sleek Joey Roth-designed ceramic speakers are $500. 
Where: 9 E. 90th St., New York
When: Dec. 13-Dec. 15, noon - 5 p.m.; Dec. 17, noon - 8 p.m.; Dec. 18, noon - 5 p.m.

Photo via Scatter Girl
Dannijo Pop Up
Expect to find: Fashion fiends can get their paws on striking bejeweled bibs, chunky cuffs and others bits and baubles at the jewelry line's first foray into brick-and-mortar retail.
Expect to spend: Their signature jeweled bibs are around $525, silver heavy metal collars are around $495 and a turquoise-laden 'Gypset Jackie' arm party bracelet is $570.
Where: 27 Prince St., New York
When: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun, noon - 7 p.m. through Dec. 30

Core 77
Expect to find:
Sleek and playful objets grouped according to "seven design phenotypes" -- the "Design Dandy," the "Studio Snob," and the "Traveling Wo/man," among them -- for those who equally prize form and function.
Expect to spend
: A gingerbread geodesic dome kit is $25, a leather beer bottle four-pack is $80 and Bag'n' Noun duck canvas bags range from $160.00 - $210.
Where: Inside Blue Dot, 140 Wooster St., New York
When: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun, noon - 6 p.m. through Dec. 24

Everlane Workhop
Expect to find: The e-tailer brings their luxurious basics to this pop-up in the Meatpacking District where you can shop for -- and actually try on! -- silk blouses and cashmere sweaters and even customize items with the help of onsite craftsmen. You can pick suede elbow patches to affix to that cashmere sweater you've been eyeing, customize a hand-sewn tie (12/4 only) and have an artisan create a made-to-order leather belt at the size of your choice (12/5 only).  
Expect to spend: Custom leather belts are $40, brushed silk blouses are $80 and men's cashmere crew neck sweaters are $120.
Where: 74 Gansevoort St., New York
When: Daily 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. through Dec. 9th

Photo courtesy of Styleliner
Styleliner Truck
Expect to find:
A roving treasure trove of thoughtfully curated jewelry, handbags and shoes from hard-to-find brands like Holst + Lee, Buba, MySuelly and more.
Expect to spend:
A technicolor Holst + Lee necklace is $225, a super soft black leather clutch with beading detail by Buba is $540 and a jaunty My Bob fedora is $210.
Wed/Thurs outside Eataly (Fifth Ave. and 23rd St.); Fri, Sat, Sun in the Meatpacking District (Washington St.), New York
Wed-Sat, 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fjällräven Pop-Up
Expect to find:
Though the culty Swedish brand has another store nearby, the pop-up is the only place to find their newly-launched Numbers collection, which features heavy-duty (and environmentally sustainable) anoraks, fleeces and trousers. While you're there, make sure to check out their KÃ¥nken backpack bar, featuring variations on the knapsack of choice for the L train set.   
Expect to spend:
A khaki green anorak from the Numbers collection is $700, and KÃ¥nken backpacks range from $55 (mini) to $110 (17").
21 Howard St., New York
Mon-Sun, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. through the end of February

Markets, Bazaars, Craft Fairs, Fleas and More

Photo by Kate Glicksberg/Brooklyn Flea
Brooklyn Flea's "Gifted" Holiday Market
Expect to find: An avalanche of homemade, small-batch, artisanal goodies of the wearable and eatable kind from over 100 of Brooklyn Flea's best vendors, both old and new, inside this sprawling, three-floor venue.
Expect to spend:
Odette William's cute-as-a-button apron and cooking utensil sets are $36, First Prize Pie's indulgent whole bourbon ginger pecan pie is $35 and SKT Ceramics' whimsical animal-motif tumblers are $48.50 a piece.
Where: Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Fort Green, Brooklyn
When: Sat-Sun, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Dec. 23

Hester Holiday Market
Expect to find: LES fave Hester Street Market returns with their second holiday fair, featuring specialty gifts (many of the handmade and craft variety), a food court proffering mulled wine, hot toddies and other winter-friendly goodies and 21 DIY workshops where visitors can learn how to make their own gifts, decorations and holiday cocktails. Take a break from shopping (and drinking) at their mistletoe photobooth, Christmas song karaoke or fuzzy animal petting zoo -- crèche not included.
Expect to spend: An emerald tulip damask 1950s cocktail dress from Miss Havisham vintage is $62, Baking Bean morsels like smiley gingerbread cookies start at $1.50 and woven leather and metal bracelets by Holbrooke are $80.
Where: 233 Mott St. at Prince, New York
When: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-23

Refinery29's Tinseltown Bazaar
Expect to find: For the first-time ever, the fashion site will host a three-day shopping bonanza coinciding with their "Live From Tinseltown" video series and Tinseltown gift guide. Brands like Lulu Frost & George Frost, Cloak & Dagger, Ernest Alexander, White + Warren and more will set up shop in the Nolita space next to food vendors like Fatty Sundays & Co and Chloe's Soft Serve. And, while you peruse the merch, take advantage of their Braid Bar and Eye/Lip makeup touch-ups that'll make you party perfect before you head to that holiday fête.
Expect to spend: A striking Art Deco statement necklace by Chloe & Isabel is $148, a smart unisex wax canvas and leather overnight bag from Ernest Alexander is $465 and a rosemary candle by Izola is $35.
Where: 201 Mulberry St., New York (Taking over the Open House Gallery space)
When: Dec. 14-16; Fri & Sun, noon - 6 p.m.; Sat, noon - 7 p.m. 

Rendering by JDS Architects
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Expect to find: A massive 40,000 square-foot warehouse in Williamsburg houses a bazaar inspired by Asian night markets and featuring a month of holiday shopping for locally-made treats as well as artisanal food stalls, art installations and concerts curated by the likes of Fader and Hype Machine.
Expect to spend:
Graphic skate boards by Make skateboards are $95, vintage kimono fabric stud earrings by Nobledesigned are $10 and freaky-cute Pinkypunk fabric dolls are $50.
45 N. 5th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Fri-Sat, 6 p.m. - midnight through Dec. 22

3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair
Expect to find: The Bushwick artist workspace opens its doors for its sixth annual fair featuring over a hundred vendors selling everything from terrariums to kitchenware.
Expect to spend: Price point specifics are hard to find but it's likely you'll find homemade treats for any type of budget.
Where: 195 Morgan Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn
When: Dec. 15, noon - 6 p.m.

Bust Craftacular
Expect to find: Over two hundred members of the etsy brigade will be present at this Grande Dame of craft fairs, selling everything from unique gifts, edible treats and craft beers.
Expect to spend: Black Lamb feathered headbands are $40, Beatrix Potter-esque animal prints by Berkeley Illustration are $10 and ladies' bowties by Goodship are $60.
Where: 82 Mercer St., New York
When: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Dec. 1-2

Gowanus Nite Market
Expect to find: Film Biz Recycling, home to many of the props used throughout the NYC film, television and theater industries, will host this South Brooklyn's souk featuring merchandise vendors like Brooklyn Bitch Bakery, Design Hype and R. Alexander and food stalls from Food Freaks Grilled Cheese, Steve's Ice Cream and Lizzmonade.
Expect to spend: Design Hype's Metro cuffs (featuring subway maps of NYC, Berlin, Paris, London, Chicago and Milan) are $37, a guitar-making kit from Bare Bones Supply is $160 and an R. Alexander hounds tooth bowtie is $60. 
Where: 540 President St., Gowanus, Brooklyn
When: The second Saturday of every month, starting Dec. 8; 7 p.m. - midnight

Morbid Anatomy and Observatory Holiday Fair
Expect to find: If you've been stymied by what to get your friend/uncle/doorman who has a penchant for the weird or the occult, this holiday fair should be #1 on your shopping destination list. Head to the event space to browse taxidermy, anthropomorphic insect tableaux and waxworks. 
Expect to spend: Elizabeth New's anatomy throw pillows start at $35, Sigrid Sarda's eerily real-looking wax hand votive is $350 and a "Beetle Cherry Pie Scene with Kittens and Spilt Milk" insect shadowbox by Daisy Tainton is $365.
Where: 543 Union St., Gowanus, Brooklyn
When: Dec. 8 - Dec. 9, noon - 6 p.m.

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