The Best Pop-Up Shopping Destinations of Summer 2021

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Photo credit: Christian Dior
Photo credit: Christian Dior


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At last, Summer has made its radiant debut and the world cannot wait to get outside. As airports begin to flood with excited voyagers jet-setting off to their lavish vaxication destinations, it is clear that Summer 2021 will be the Summer of travel and indulgence - because we deserve it!

We’ll all be immersing ourselves in the quintessential warm weather activities whether that be testing your culinary skills at the backyard bbq, enjoying a picturesque seaside picnic, sipping an aperol spritz al fresco or revamping your Summer wardrobe with a shopping spree!

Summer shopping is more exciting than ever as our favorite fashion brands debut innovative destination pop-up shops. While these pop-ups are not permanent (though some are), you’re guaranteed an equally luxe and unique shopping experience, plus location-exclusive merchandise? Not your typical vacation souvenir! So if you can manage to pry your sun-kissed self away from the beach, take a trip to summer’s most buzz-worthy pop-up boutiques.

Dioriviera Rosewood Miramar

Photo credit: Christian Dior
Photo credit: Christian Dior

Dior’s newest pop-up along the ocean at Miramar Beach, California is a must-visit. With sunny water views, and a Dior run pool cabana, bocce ball court, and Garden Bungalow Suites, there is plenty to do aside from browsing the beautiful Dioriviera capsule collection.

The shop is open until September 6th, 2021.

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Prada Outdoor

Photo credit: Prada
Photo credit: Prada

Prada’s newest traveling installations transport visitors to different landscapes. Take a trip to the Prada gardens, seaside, and mountains to shop curated original products exclusive to each environment.

Explore the installations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Dallas throughout July.

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Gucci East Hampton

Photo credit: Gucci
Photo credit: Gucci

Over the years, Gucci has had many seasonal pop-ups in East Hampton, but this marks the brand’s first permanent store. The boutique was thoughtfully designed to align with the picturesque beach town. To celebrate the opening, a capsule collection of bags and small leather goods will be available, exclusive to the East Hampton store.

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Chanel Capri

Photo credit: Chanel
Photo credit: Chanel

For the sixth season, Chanel reopens its alluring seasonal boutique in Capri. When visiting this sun-drenched, terracotta-hued space, you can shop the Chanel Coco Beach 2021 collection - only available in select Chanel boutiques.

The boutique will be open to clients until October 31st.

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Bottega Veneta Williamsburg

Photo credit: DANIEL SALEMI
Photo credit: DANIEL SALEMI

This depression-era bank turned paint studio, turned recording studio, turned barbershop now houses a thoughtful assortment of Bottega Veneta's finest pieces. The brand is taking an accessories-focused approach with a limited selection of key RTW pieces from their Wardrobe 02 collection.

The store will be open until the end of September.

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Manolo Blahnik East Hampton

Photo credit: Manolo Blahnik
Photo credit: Manolo Blahnik

The brand is opening the doors to its very first Hamptons pop-up, nestled on charming Main Street in East Hampton. The glamorous destination store includes styles expertly curated for the season, including everything from red carpet essentials to everyday casual elegance.

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Tod's East Hampton

Photo credit: Tods
Photo credit: Tods

Tod’s brings its fine Italian craftsmanship to its first seasonal pop-up store in sunny East Hampton. The elegant boutique, adorned with printed wallpaper, inspired by Portofino’s picturesque seaside landscapes, will carry both men’s and women’s ready to wear collections, as well as a wide array of the brand’s summer essential accessories. And don’t forget to check out the pop-up’s exclusive product including the raffia printed sandals and espadrilles, brightly colored macrame braided shopping totes and playful leather charms.

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Valentino Southampton

Photo credit: Valentino
Photo credit: Valentino

Valentino has opened its exclusive Summer pop-up, Valentino Episode Hamptons. The inviting space creates a warm, intimate atmosphere complete with mid-century rattan furniture, antique rugs, and exquisite floral installations. The boutique will be the exclusive storefront offering Valentino’s Escape capsule collection. In a press release, the brand describes the dreamy collection as taking “you on an elegant journey through faraway lands to embrace nature’s beauty.” The collection brings the brand’s heritage to life with a vibrant color palette and archival prints from the 1960s.

Can’t make it to the Hamptons this Summer? No need to worry, you can still get your hands on the Escape collection through the exclusive global online partner, Mytheresa.

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Giorgio Armani Porto Cervo

Photo credit: Giorgio Armani
Photo credit: Giorgio Armani

While summering in Italy’s scenic Porto Cervo, be sure to make the trip into the Giorgio Armani concept store. As you shop, take a moment to observe the ethereal space adorned with blue and light gold palm tree motifs and its see-through walls, backlit with gradient lighting that will transport you to a peaceful seaside marina. The elegant space houses Armani ready-to-wear collections, accessories, eyewear, high jewelry and an Armani Prive fragrance corner.

Brunello Cucinelli Rosewood Miramar

Photo credit: Brunello Cucinelli
Photo credit: Brunello Cucinelli

The Rosewood Miramar beach hotel gets a glimpse into Italian luxury with the new Brunello Cucinelli boutique. The inviting storefront evokes the classic elegance the brand has become known for and houses everything from simply chic daytime looks to tailored evening wear and sequin embellished knits. Not planning a trip to Miramar beach this year? Luckily this is a permanent location that can be visited year round!

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