10 Creative Examples of Branded Pop-Up Shops

January 30, 2023 Susan Serena

The pop-up trend has been essential for event planning in New York for years, and it's still going strong.

Whether you're looking to make a splash in your local community or get your brand out there on a national level, these 10 pop-ups are sure to inspire you!


Camping is a popular activity that can be used to promote a brand. In fact, outdoor events altogether are a great way to get your brand out there!

The pop-up shop can be used as an extension of the camping experience, or it can be used on its own. An outdoor event will likely draw more attention than one that's indoors, so if you want to attract customers from outside your local area, think about holding an event outdoors.

Coffee Shop

Coffee shops are a great way to draw in customers. They're also easy to set up and take down, so if you don't have a lot of space or need something that can be moved around easily, this is a good option for you.

Coffee shops can be themed however you want. They don't necessarily have to be branded with your company name!

You could use them for an event where people are invited on the spot, or even as an extension of your office space if you're looking for ways to expand without committing more money or resources than necessary.


Experience is more memorable than products.

You can create an experience that is fun and exciting, which will help your customers remember you.

The experience can also be used to promote your brand, so make sure it's consistent with what your business does or sells.

For example, if a restaurant has a pop-up shop where customers can try their food without having to go inside the restaurant (i.e., through virtual reality), then this would work well for them because it promotes their brand while still allowing people the opportunity to experience what they have to offer before actually going there in person.

Virtual reality is the #1 method to create a memorable experience for customers. In fact, it's also one of the best ways to stand out from the competition because it allows you to show people what they will get if they choose your brand over others.

Creating memorable experiences for customers is crucial when trying to stand out from competitors in today's marketplace.

Pop-Up Store

Pop-up stores are temporary, often used to test new products or services. They can be for a single day or for longer periods of time. Pop-ups are often used by brands to promote their products before they go on sale in retail stores, and they're also popular with brands that want to try out new ideas without committing too much time or money.

Pop-up shops have been around since at least 17th century France, when merchants would set up stalls in marketplaces during festivals like Christmas and Easter. They've evolved over time into more elaborate forms that include elaborate props, interactive experiences and even food. They're a great way for brands to test out new products or services in a low-risk environment.


A cafe is a great way to test the waters. If you want to open up a brick-and-mortar shop but are unsure how well it will do in your market, consider opening a pop-up cafe instead.

Cafes can be used as an experimental platform for new products or services. For example, they can be used to test out different food items or menu items before deciding whether or not they should become permanent additions at your main location.

Fashion Show

If you're a fashion brand, then the best way to test out new products and get feedback from your customers is by hosting a fashion show. You can invite friends and family members to attend or host an open-to-the-public event in order to get a larger sample size.

If you do decide to host an open-to-the-public event, make sure that you have enough space for people to move around or try on clothing. Also, be sure to let your guests know when they RSVP whether or not they will be able to try on clothes at the show.

Food Truck

Food trucks are a great way to get your brand out there. They're also an excellent way to reach new customers and make them aware of what you have to offer. Food trucks can be rented for short term use, making them ideal for events and marketing campaigns.

Art Gallery

Art galleries are another great way to get your brand out there. They're also an excellent way to reach new customers and make them aware of what you have to offer. Art galleries can be rented for short term use, making them ideal for events and marketing campaigns.

In addition to showing your brand off, art galleries are also a great way to get people talking about you. When people see what kind of art you're selling, they'll be curious as to who the artist is and how they can see more of their work.

Event Space

Rent a space that is already available. If you're looking for an event space in New York and don't want to commit to a long-term lease, consider renting a place temporarily.

Pop-up shops can be held in warehouses, apartments and offices while they're not being used by their regular occupants.

A couple of places to look:

  • AirBnB - If you're looking for something more unique than the average hotel room or apartment rental (and have the budget), AirBnB has plenty of options around the world that include everything from tree houses in New Zealand to yurts in Colorado!
  • Event Rental Companies - These companies specialize in renting out event spaces like convention centers and exhibition halls for corporate events as well as weddings and other gatherings. Some even offer packages specifically designed for pop-up shops!


If you're looking for some inspiration on how to plan a pop-up event, we hope these examples have helped you. Whether it's an art gallery or a food truck, there are many ways to take advantage of the unique experience that comes with opening up shop in a new location.

Learn about more creative ways to make your brand stand out by attending the next Event Planner Expo in October! You'll learn how to leverage trends like pop-up shops and experiential marketing to attract new customers and grow your business.


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