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Discover Pop Up Shops

You may have heard of the latest shopping and eating trend – Pop Ups. These temporary sales and dining spots offer a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it opportunity  for unique experiences.

This isn’t a new concept – some of the large retailers have been creating these one-off sale events for decades – primarily to promote new lines or offer a sample of the shopping experience in districts where people might not travel to get to their store.

But here in Alberta, we are seeing the trend come alive offering local small business owners to showcase their clothing designs, sandwich recipes and seasonal gift options.

As a crafter or handmade artisan, the pros are:

  • Inexpensive way to get into your community. Meet new people and network to encourage further sales online or custom one-on-one sales.
  • Meet other crafters in your neighbourhood that you can use to leverage future sale events or promotional opportunities
  • Make sales without worrying about the mailing costs

As a shopper, the pros are:

  • Opportunity to shop local while discovering unique, one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry and goodies
  • Support small businesses
  • Great deals on items without a high store markup

Will you and your handmade business be popping up in the community?As a shopper would you support local pop-up businesses in Alberta?

On the Spot Pop Up Craft Sale

Alberta Craft Alert is sponsoring the On the Spot Craft Sale – a craft sale that will be popping up in various spots around the city. Primarily focusing on high traffic shopping neighbourhoods, the almost-monthly venue will offer local handmade vendors an opportunity to get into the community with a low-cost option.

The first two shows will be held on 124 St in Edmonton at the Old Duchess Bake Shop location (10720-124 St)

March 24 & 25, 2012 ~ 10 am – 5 pm
April 14 & 15, 2012 ~ 10 am – 5 pm

There are still some vendor spots available if you would like more information, please email onthespotcraftsale@gmail.com


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4 Responses to “Discover Pop Up Shops”

  1. Chris Kingston
    March 28, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Hi, I am wondering if these pop up markets are still happening. I am a photographer that is looking at different ways of introducing my photographic art to the Edmonton community. Please let me know if it is still happening and what the cost would be and when the next venue will happen and where.

    Thanks in advance.

    Christopher L. Kingston

    • March 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

      Kathy | July 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm |I kept quiet for a long time—I read that Cubans were naetarlizud(or whatever the term) US citizens if they touched land and made it off the boat.It wasn’t a joke; it was info included in an article about Rubio months ago.

    • March 27, 2017 at 6:17 am #

        27 novembre 2012Wouaouww ! Vraiment très jolie ces bijoux.Mais j’ai vraiment craqué sur les magnifiques boucles d’oreilles en coeur rose (Small And Exquisite Sweet Heart Stud Earrings) ! J’aime que ce soit discret mais coloré Smouakkk !


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