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Etsy Christmas shopping: a round-up of UK pop-ups

Nov 7, 2014

by Susannah Bradley

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We’re popping up all over the place this Christmas. We’re sure you’ve already heard about our exciting UK pop-up shop Etsy House that’s happening this December – but what about the festive shopping fairs happening near you? Etsy seller teams will be organising physical pop up shops in six locations around the UK this winter: London, Brighton, Dorset, Cambridge, Leeds, and Edinburgh. Read on for more details about each pop up!

Brighton Etsy Team Pop Up Shop

When: 6 November – 7 December
Where: 16 Brighton Square
Who: Over 30 Brighton Etsy Team members 

From over 60 applications, curator Super + Super whittled down the selection of items to the top 30. The pop up will feature an array of wonderful makers from jewellers, to print makers, to crafters, to seamstresses and everything in between. There will be something for everyone, and all budgets, so it will be a great place to pick up one-off gifts and stocking fillers for Christmas.

Read more about the Brighton Team Pop Up here.

One of a Kind in Leeds

When: 15th November to 23rd December, 9.30 – 7.00 Mon to Sat and 11 – 5.00 on Sundays
Where: 22 Queens Arcade, Leeds, LS1
Who: Etsy sellers from Team Leeds

The One of a Kind Pop Up will run for just over 5 weeks and will feature an amazing range of greetings cards and gift items from 26 Yorkshire based Etsy sellers. The shop will have a woodland theme and will host Q&A session for people who want to set up their own shops. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the makers of your Christmas gifts and order bespoke versions!

Read more about the One of a Kind pop up shop in Leeds.

Cambridge Christmas Pop Up Shop

When: 28-29 Nov 11am – 8pm
Where: The Fountain Inn, 12 Regent Street, CB2 1DB
Who: Etsy sellers from Team Cambridge

The Cambridge Christmas pop up shop will showcase a curated selection of sellers from around Cambridge in a beautiful setting. Christmas shoppers will have the chance to buy exciting, quality handmade items from local artisans and makers. In addition to wonderful Christmas gifts, the pop up will also host special installations from the artists themselves.

LuxeByMe in London

When: 1 – 7 December, 9.30-7pm Monday to Friday, late shopping/private view until 8pm on Thursday, 11-5 Saturday and Sunday
Where: Craft Central Showcase Gallery, 33-35 St John’s Square, London, EC1M 4DS
Who: Etsy Sellers from Team LuxeByMe

Luxe By Me offers London shoppers a one-stop shop to cover all your Christmas gifting needs. Expect to find handmade greeting cards, trinkets for your niece, a pair of cufflinks for your boyfriend, a hand printed silk scarf for your mother, handmade lavender bags for your granny or a contemporary print for your home. Carefully selected for their unique design and beautiful craftsmanship, this popup by London-based Etsy sellers offer colourful and contemporary pieces that you won’t be able to resist. All items can be beautifully gift wrapped while you wait. Look out for craft demonstrations during the private view/late shopping evening on 4th December.

Read more: www.luxebyme.co.uk

Dorset Team Christmas Handmade and Vintage Fair

When: 6 December, 10am – 4pm
Where: Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS
Who: 80 Etsy sellers from the Dorset Team

Peruse goods sold by eighty Etsy sellers from the Dorset Team at their handmade and vintage Christmas fair in Wimbourne Minster. This wonderful shopping day out will feature plenty to browse and will be a great place to buy gifts for everyone on your list. Expect to find a huge variety of handmade and vintage items from papercuts to ironwork and vintage jewellery to soaps. Entry to the event is free and there is car parking nearby.

Read More about the Dorset Team’s Christmas Fair.

Made From Scotland

When: 4 – 7 December, Thurs – Sun 10am – 9pm
Where: Upstairs from Made from Scotland, Rose Street, Edinburgh
Who: Etsy sellers from the Edinburgh Etsy Team: https://www.facebook.com/edinburghetsy

Purchase your Christmas gifts from local Etsy sellers around Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Etsy Team’s pop up. Check out handmade gifts from local artists and enjoy chatting with the makers. The shop will be hosted in the upstairs of Made From Scotland on Rose Street.

Discover more opportunities to buy from Etsy sellers in person on Etsy Local.

So, who’s going to swing by the fairs to support your local Etsy sellers this Christmas? Don’t forget that we’re also hosting our first UK pop-up in London this December! #EtsyHouse. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us @EtsyUK.

33 comments

  • sweetiepips

    katrien from sweetiepips said 4 years ago

    As a Brighton Etsy Team member, it is so good to see all of the pop up participants work pay off right now. The pop up shop and the christmas market Brighton Etsy team have coming up adds another dimension to selling through Etsy that brings more and more people into the loop which can only be a good thing in my opinion. I wish everyone involved gazillions of luck, not that they need it because they are all super stars!

  • chambyandcor

    Rose from UnwrapColour said 4 years ago

    So exciting! I can't wait for our Team Leeds shop to open on Saturday and I wish the very best of luck to all of the other teams hosting Pop Ups. I just wish I could visit them all!

  • trashsuperstore

    Lindsay Gillespie from trashsuperstore said 4 years ago

    so good to see things happening outside of london and recognising all the talent out there. Good luck Team Leeds x

  • 5erg

    5erg from 5erg said 4 years ago

    Such pretty stuff! And look at all the pop ups, this will be such and amazing shopping event ! I wish I was there to check it all out myself!

  • textilechicken

    textilechicken from textilechicken said 4 years ago

    These all look really good fun,good luck to all involved,have a great time sellers and buyers.

  • eanjewellery

    Elizabeth Anne Norris from eanjewellery said 4 years ago

    Fantastic that there are so many Etsy Pop Ups in the UK. I'm so pleased to be part of the Brighton Etsy Team Pop Up Shop. It looks amazing and worth a visit if you are local.

  • lavieennoirgallery

    La Vie En Noir Gallery La Vie En Noir Gallery from LaVieEnNoirGallery said 4 years ago

    Hello Lovely People, I wish you all a fantastic experience. Have a great Market to the members of Etsy Brighton. A bientot, Sarah, La Vie En Noir Gallery

  • TheDorothyDays

    TheDorothyDays from TheDorothyDays said 4 years ago

    We can't wait for the Dorset Team Christmas Fair going to be a fantastic event! Thanks for featuring us

  • spelders

    Jacqueline Selcoe from NatslaneCottageCraft said 4 years ago

    This is very exciting for me as a new member. The selection of beautiful things is enough to send everyone into a frenzy of gift buying ;)

  • Villedefleurs

    Tatiana from VilleDeFleurs said 4 years ago

    Another great idea from Etsy - to showcase the Britain has talent ! Very proud to be chosen for London #EtsyHouse & can not wait to see amazing work by amazingly talented people xxx

  • MissLadysmith

    Amanda from MissLadysmith said 4 years ago

    What a great idea! Wish we had one in Nottingham! Good luck to all you guys :)

  • julietmatthews

    Juliet Matthews from FabulousLittleGifts said 4 years ago

    Great to see Etsy coming to life - is anyone in Gloucestershire interested in 'Going Live' with their Etsy shops - maybe not this year....?

  • nemeton

    Lynn Davy from nemeton said 4 years ago

    Fantastic round-up, it's so good to see the profile of Etsy and Etsy sellers being raised in the UK! Looking forward to our Dorset Team Fair and hoping I might find time to visit one or two of these other events as well. Best of luck everyone!

  • deanfozzprice

    Jacquie Avery from CelestinaJewellery said 4 years ago

    Best of Luck to all on this very exciting venture- Good luck hope you have loads and loads of sales - happy selling

  • sarahcant71

    Sarah Cant from RustyCantVintage said 4 years ago

    I'll be supporting my local Cambridge pop-up shop and wish them well as I can see how much work they are putting in! The details need to be corrected though : )

  • catchaleaf

    eva andrews from catchaleaf said 4 years ago

    I will certainly make an effort to see the Cambridge Pop up shop - Hope it will be a great success for all participants. - Good luck, guys!

  • A Christmas Adventure: The Making of The Etsy Team Cambridge Christmas Pop-up Shop | Etsy Cambridge said 4 years ago

    […] Check out the Etsy UK blog, which features the Cambridge event alongside events in just five more UK cities that have won Etsy support: https://blog.etsy.com/uk/2014/11/07/uk-christmas-popup-shops/ […]

  • YJBessels

    Y. Bessels from 1000Crows said 4 years ago

    Go go Teams! :D

  • jenny2x2

    Jenny Donald from 20thCenturyStuff said 4 years ago

    I am keen to have a south wales version!

  • NicoletteTrapp

    Nicolette from NicoletteDawn said 4 years ago

    Great to see what everyone is up to with their pop up events. Really excited to be selling at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair, there are an amazing range of diverse stalls involved, well worth a visit.

  • peppermintfizz

    Sue and Gem from peppermintfizz said 4 years ago

    Nothing happening in Lancashire??! :(

  • PanchromaticaDesigns

    Ian Bertram from PanchromaticaDesigns said 4 years ago

    A little late for this Christmas, but any Wiltshire or Bath based sellers interested in something similar for next Spring?

  • Mikaandbramble

    Marina B from mikaandbramble said 4 years ago

    Best of luck to all teams! :)

  • dariobolivar

    Sebastian Bolivar from SebastianBolivar said 4 years ago

    Good luck to all the etsy pop up shops!! Happy to be part of the pop up in Brighton!!! My jewellery with a lot of amazing items from 25 great makers!!! Come to have a look!!!

  • lauralongprintmaker

    Laura Long from LauraLongPrintmaker said 4 years ago

    Good luck everyone, can't wait for the big opening day in our team Leeds shop!

  • studiopickles

    Studio Pickles from StudioPickles said 4 years ago

    Very exciting! Good luck to all of you, we are very excited and proud to be part of the Dorset Team!

  • unifiedspace

    Niki from unifiedspace said 4 years ago

    Hello, this is a great blog that I want to share on my FB etc as I am taking part in the Edinburgh Pop Up but can you change the dates because the Edinburgh Pop up is 4th - 7th December so I cant 'share' the blog until the dates are corrected. Very many thanks, Niki

  • ghiyanidhi

    Nidhi Gupta from caessiumproducts said 4 years ago

    Dorset Team is the most vivacious , diverse , talented team i have come across so far..Caessium Designer Products is lucky to be part of it and we look forward to our Christmas Event ...good luck to all the etsy teams !! Happy Selling

  • hellostrumpet

    Wanda Von Wink from hellostrumpet said 4 years ago

    Can't wait to take part in the Edinburgh pop up shop 4-7 December. I'll be there on Thursday and Sunday if anyone would like to discuss a bespoke piece. W x

  • RAINBOWANTIQUES1

    Joanne Ahrendt from RainbowAntiques1 said 4 years ago

    This is such a great idea they are all a bit too far from me to attend but I hope everything goes as planned, good luck everyone and hopefully we'll have an event in Wales soon.

  • tripathismriti

    Smriti from DesiFabrics said 4 years ago

    Oh those umbrella earring and the fox are just W O W ! I wish I could take part in this show as a seller or buyer.

  • amandajames271

    Amanda from GlanYrAfonVintage said 4 years ago

    Great idea, good luck to all taking part, wish you lots of sales ;)) But Wales missed out again!

  • bonbonco

    Mandy Gagnerie from BONBONCO said 4 years ago

    Hey Amanda, Wales did and so did Jersey, Channel Islands. Can anyone tell me how to advertise my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BONBONCO in all European cities please? At the moment it seems that any advertising I do on Etsy is my locality only and bonbonco.com chocolate tree kits are designed for a much wider audience! Thanks

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