Last week I told you about the ID Pop Shop happening at Chelsea Market. It’s a pop up shop that will run from Saturday, Dec 6 to Friday, Dec 12 and will feature more than two dozen NYC based independent designers. Some nights ago I met up with my friend Marcy of Women’s Mafia to take a tour of ID Pop Shop and meet the designers behind their designs.
Meeting these fabulous creators just made me love the idea of this pop up shop even more, because it allows the masses to connect with the designer on a more personal level. You see their product you’re instantly able to bond with them in way that you can’t with larger corporations. You feel like its personalized shopping and not 1 person in a sea of forgettable many. You hear the stories and the inspiration that’s behind each piece and the hard work that went into handmaking those items.
Seeing it for myself confirms that I was not lying when I told you by shopping here you could easily get something for every person you know. To prove it, I’m going to shop for my husband, both my kids (under 5yrs), my mom and 1 girlfriend. I will do it without leaving the confines of the shop and I will spend under $250…you ready?!
Husband: I could stop at Morphicism and get him a MORPH Deskits. This kit will allow me to add several of my husbands favorite comic book characters and scenes to one frame. The individual photos are on a built in track giving him the ability to slide the photos from left to right thus allowing him morph the original art design into infinite art designs. It’s one of a kind art without paying one of a kind prices. You can get 1 is $25.
Kids: My kids were born in the city and Kips Kids will allow them to learn about the city they live in. Both of them are into books and the NYC theme of their books are just perfect! The bight colors, city theme and landmarks backgrounds are perfect fun for every stage of learning. They also have very cool t-shirts with catchy phrases kids love. Books are $17 and t-shirts are $20.
Mom: My mom loves a great purse so over to Elaine Arsenault I go. She has the most amazing handbags. They are so chic and multifunctional. You can carry it to the office, to a dinner date or a fun night out with the girls. The materials used in addition to the precision in which these bags are woven together make it the ultimate must have for every woman. They come in different sizes, the small tote $118.
Friend 1: Stopping by the http://www.RicaBody.com table I knew that I could get this for my best girl. She really needs a free moment to herself and a hot soak with some amazing all natural handmade oils, scrubs, balms and salt products are just what her body needs to feel rejuvenated and recharged. Oat & Honey Milk Bath $36.
See!! What did I tell you…everyone under 1 roof for a total of about $220 and to think that’s just 4 of the designers that were there. So image with an even bigger budget how much more awesomeness you could rack up on, not only holiday shopping but just shopping any time of the year. To find the perfect holiday gifts for those loved ones in your life make sure you stop by before Friday (tomorrow) at 7:30pm cause if you go a minute after THAT’S IT! Check out the complete list of designers and the hours on the Chelsea Markets website.
Photo Credit: Morphicism website & Elaine Arsenault website