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Amazon Fashion pop-up store, Baker Street, London
Amazon Fashion are opening their first ever UK pop-up store located on Baker Street London. The pop-up will be open from Tuesday the 23rd until Saturday the 27th of October and Showcase a different curation of men’s and women’s fashion items and top brands every other day.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, an Autumn/Winter trend edit will be showcased within the store across both menswear and womenswear. Pepe Jeans denim customisation will take place on the first night with a DJ performance from Charlotte de Carle, followed by an evening of beauty with a trend panel discussion hosted by Vogue Beauty and Lifestyle Director, Jessica Diner on night two.
Thursday will see the focus shift to fitness and wellbeing with a showcase of the best sports and athleisure-wear Amazon Fashion has to offer, with yoga sessions from Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella and individually tailored advice from one of Louise Parker’s team of expert dieticians.
On Friday and Saturday, a selection of men’s and women’s denim, party and streetwear inspired pieces will be showcased within the pop-up store, with a live acoustic set from Tom Grennan on Friday and a live acoustic set from NAO on Saturday night.
It’s fairly low tech in Amazon termns – no Amazon Go technology so products can be purchased the old fashioned way in store, or virtually purchased using Amazon’s ‘SmileCode’ scanning technology via the Amazon Mobile App, to be sent to customers’ home, work or Amazon locker collection address. Though the fashions will change every other day, Amazon Fire tablets showing the entire curated range for the week, will fill the store, ensuring customers don’t miss out on any of the looks. You don’t even have to visit the Amazon Fashion pop-up store, the collection are available to shop now at amazon.co.uk/amazonfashionhosts.
Amazon Fashion stylists will be on hand within the store throughout the week to talk customers through the collections, help with sizing or fit queries and offer their styling expertise. Brands available throughout the week include, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Vans, Levi’s, Paul & Joe, Gestuz, LOVE Moschino, Aldo, Antik Batik and Filippa K, as well as Amazon Fashion’s Private Brands such as; find., Truth & Fable and Meraki.
The 3,000+ square foot contemporary store features floor-to-ceiling windows at street level and elegant wooden floors. Key in-store features include a life-size ‘picture perfect’ neon Amazon ‘smile’ seat with neon signage. With different design concepts that can be seen through the Living Window during the week, such as a juice bar and ‘live wall’ on Thursday to compliment the sports and athleisure-wear offering and a ‘backstage’ themed window offering makeovers and hair styling for customers surrounded by flight cases and gig props for Friday and Saturday’s acoustic performances with Tom Grennan and NAO.
“We are extremely excited to be opening our first ever UK pop-up store for fashion. We have curated a selection of top brands and key fashion items, which we think our customers will love, all of which can be purchased virtually through the Amazon app or physically in store. With the ongoing schedule of activities taking place throughout the week, we hope our pop-up shop will be an exciting and inspiring way to shop for fashion.”
– Susan Saideman, Fashion Vice President for Europe, Amazon
At the same time Amazon Fashion are running a mid-season 50% off sale on the Amazon marketplace.
Is it worth all the expenditure for 2 days of retail. By the time people realise there is a pop up store, it would have closed. It should have been open for at least 4 weeks.