• Kiera McLaughlin

December Round-Up

As we say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022, we wanted to share with you some of the amazing businesses who hosted pop up shops with us during the Christmas season.


We had a great year and loved seeing what each host brought to the space. We hope to have a smashing 2022 and hopefully we can welcome you all again next year! As we are now settling back into the office and getting back into our routines after a nice break, we are back with our December round up. You know the drill by now... grab your brew and read on! We have a lot to share with you!


Carlisle- The Lanes Pop Up


Border Flowers (29th November - 12th December)


For two weeks we welcomed back Laura from Border Flowers. Laura transformed the space and it looked so festive, we LOVED it! In store you could find a range of products from flowers to candles from herself and a range of other small local businesses.



Natural Collective (13th - 31st December)


Following on from Border Flowers we welcomed back The Natural Collective for three weeks! In store you could shop an amazing selection of products from candles to crystals. We took a visit to the space and were so thrilled to see the space so popular with local customers!


Natalie and Korin exceeded all expectations once again, well done to them both for bringing so many excited customers in!



Chester- Chester Pop Up


Daily Wares (29th November - 5th December)


For one week you could shop a range of vintage and own label clothing at our Chester Pop Up from Daily Wares. The shop looked so sophisticated it felt like a real lifestyle store and we hope to welcome the team back soon.



Styled Boutique Chester (6th - 12th December)


We then welcomed Styled Boutique Chester to the shop. In store there was a fabulous range of ladies clothing and accessories for sale. The shop was a great success and we were so pleased that it was!



Plant Face (13th - 26th December)


Finishing off 2021 we welcomed Emma from Plant Face back to the shop! The shop was transformed into a plant lovers heaven. Emma was also on hand to give expert plant advice and find you the perfect plant to suit your needs!



Altrincham- SQ Pop Up


Both Barrels (6th- 12th December)


Returning host Both Barrels joined us for one week in Altrincham. In the pop up you could shop a great range of clothing, accessories and life style products from Both Barrels and the collective of other Manchester based small businesses. It was fantastic to be able to welcome them back!



JXE Manchester (13th- 26th December)


On the countdown to Christmas, we welcomed back JXE Manchester! In store you could shop a range of exclusive items such as rare trainers and sought after brands. Joe was also offering a buy now and pay later option to his customers. The shop looked great and we were thrilled to be able to welcome them back!



Harrogate - Harrogate Pop Up


Nuliva (15th November - 26th December)


Within November after a great success and great demand we opened our SECOND pop up space within Harrogate! For six weeks we welcomed Nuliva. This pop up was the perfect place to get yourself Christmas ready! In store there was a great range of handmade and hand painted Christmas decorations.


Mabie Makes and Tiger Fifty 7 (29th November - 5th December)


Mabie makes and Tiger Fifty 7 took on the space for one week. In store you could shop from a range of childrens clothing and toys. Mabie Makes even ran some fantastic crafting workshops where little ones could get crafting and create something magical for Christmas!



Martha and Bea (6th - 12th December)


For one week we gave a warm welcome back to Marth and Bea. Jane from Martha and Bea has joined us several times since we opened our doors. We know how much you guys love her products so we couldn't of been more thrilled to welcome her and her products back! Just in time for Christmas shopping!



Jane Gale Designs, 2 Little Mice, Maes Handmade, Rowbert (13th - 19th December)


Following swiftly on we welcomed a collective of small businesses to the space selling a range of products from art, children's clothing, hair accessories and candles! The space looked great and there was a fantastic variety of products in store.



Bubble Up Cosmetics (20th - 26th December)


On the final shopping week before Christmas we welcomed Bubble Up Cosmetics for one week. In store you could shop a range of toiletry products from bath bombs to shower gels. This was a great pop up to get any last minuet stocking fillers!



Alcohol Free Drinks Company (27th December - 2nd January)


Bringing us into the new year The Alcohol Free Drinks Company joined us in the space. For one week you could find shop a range of alcohol free beverages with opportunities for tasting too! This was the perfect pop up for anyone who is taking on dry January. Andy was on hand to give any advice on his range of products.


Hanley- Potteries Pop Up


Cushy Paws, Scruffy Little Herbert and Chloe Breeze Illustrations (29th November - 5th December)


Our shop for one week was transformed by the collective of small businesses Cushy Paws, Scruffy Little Herbert and Chloe Breeze Illustrations. In store there were a range of homewares and gifting products available for purchase. This pop up coincidentally lined up with Small Business Saturday too, we hope customers really saw the excitement of shopping small!


Independent Avon Representatives (6th - 12th December)


Following on we welcomed a collective of local Avon representatives. In store you could shop a range of Avon products. Each representative was also on hand to give expert advice!



Altered Apparel (13th - 19th December)


On this week we gave a warm welcome back to Altered Apparel. Altered Apparel was back in the shop selling her range of fashionable yet practical breast feeding friendly clothing. The shop looked great and we were thrilled to welcome her back!


Ladies True Beauty and The Retro Shack (20th - 26th December)


Ladies True Beauty and The Retro Shack joined us in the pop up on the run up to Christmas selling a range of ladies and retro clothing. The shop was a huge success and it was fantastic to see how popular it was.



Macclesfield- Macc Pop Up


The Edge Gin (10th - 24th December)


On the run up to Christmas, The Edge Gin joined us within our Macc Pop Up. In store you could shop a range of flavored gins, scented candles and sweet treats. It was great to be able to welcome them back. We love their products and thought that their products would be fitting for any gin or candle lover!



Stockport- Stockport Pop Up


Kitsch Republic, The Warren & Friends (19th - 28th November & 6th December - 2nd January)


DOORS OPEN! Towards the end of November we saw the doors of our much awaited Stockport Pop Up open! Kicking it all off we welcomed Kitsch Republic and The Warren along with a collective of local marker and creators. The store was totally transformed and it was so great to see a range of products bring the space to life. We also welcomed them back in December through to the New Year.



Fernandes Makes (29th November - 5th December)


Joining us for one week we welcomed Fernandes Makes and her #mcrmakers pop up. In store Fernandes Makes was joined by her fellow small businesses pals within the pop up selling all things art, homeware, accessories and lifestyle products. The shop was a great success and we loved having them host with us!



Do you have new goals for your business this year?... why not make one of them to host in one our pop up shops! Our 2022 calendars and now open and taking reservations.


If you are interested in finding out more about our pop up spaces, simply visit our page: https://www.contemporarybybp.co.uk/pop-up-spaces and click the “book now” button on the page about your desired location to send us your interest!