Wish You Were Here: New York Comes to London
Wish You Were Here finally hits London on Saturday 3 October! Come down to the Newburgh Quarter in Carnaby and treat yourself to a genuine New York experience as 12 of the Lower East Side’s hottest retailers set up pop up shops for 4 weeks only.
LAUNCH EVENT – SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER The 2 pop up shops open their doors and between 11am and 1pm you can grab a free coffee and blueberry muffin in the Newburgh Quarter.
Visit the Big Apple Food Market in Foubert’s Place just off Carnaby Street between 1 and 6pm for tasty state side treats including New York brownies and truffles, tasty ribs, corn and slaw at the Bodean’s BBQ, traditional pizza, hot dogs, cream cheese bagels and every New Yorkers favourites - popcorn, apple cider, cotton candy, hog roast and salt beef. Yum.
Free taxi ride - All Londoners are given a treat if they spot the Newburgh New York yellow taxi on the day – just quote ‘Newburgh’ to the taxi driver and you can bag yourself a free ride to the Newburgh Quarter.
The 2 pop up shops are located at 3 Lowndes Court and 8 Newburgh Street in the Newburgh Quarter. All designers taking part in this project are completely new to London. Heading over from across the pond are Wendy Mink Jewellery, By Robert James, In God We Trust, Reed Space, Zarin Fabric, Kaight, Earnest Sewn, Shut Skateboards, Hairy Mary’s Vintage, Adrienne’s and Still Life. This is a unique transatlantic event reflecting signature trends in fashion, accessories and lifestyle. These will join the unique mix of boutiques in the area including Twenty8Twelve, Beyond The Valley and the recently opened Lomography and Barbour Heritage stores.
There are a host of free events throughout October in the Newburgh Quarter to celebrate the project – click here to find out more.