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Fashion November, 18 2008

Ksubi “Pop N Shop” Pop-Up Store | Lest We Regret Series

The first in a series of ksubi “Pop N Shop” pop up stores, LEST WE REGRET, opened last week in Melbourne.

The idea for the Pop N Shop series began with the ksubi High St Armadale store The Bombed Mache which won the Best Retail Interior at the Interior Design Awards 2008. The store which is constructed entirely out of refuse and disposable materials is designed to reject accepted retail norms and to comment on the impermanence of interior retail design.

Lest We Regret, located at Don’t Come — the Schwipe gallery in Melbourne city, takes over half of the gallery space for 12 weeks, and houses the latest in ksubi, along with one-off and exclusive pieces.

The Pop N Shop will not only give customer access to the brand, but guarantee exclusivity. Designed to reject accepted retail practices and as a statement on the impermanence of retail. The temporary stores provide a surprise element, discovery driven stores cum gallery spaces.

Anticipated to launch globally, ksubi’s Pop N Shops will open for three months, the first in Melbourne, with Brisbane and Sydney soon to follow. Each new location will feature an original interior concept designed by the ksubi collective.

LEST WE REGRET features 120 glass jars, suspended from the ceiling with wire, containing shredded Quarterly Economic Activity Survey’s from the Australian Bureau of statistics. An acknowledgement of the tough economic climate yet a call to arms to advance without regret in pursuit of joy, freedom, ecstasy, laughter and glorious imperfection.

Don’t Come (Schwipe Gallery)

Level 2, Royal Arcade
314 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC
+61 3 9639 1113

Mon – Fri 11am- 6pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm

More images and information on the space follow after the jump.

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