It’s the first week of December which means that holiday sentiments are about to go into overdrive. For those of us who love procrastinating, it also means we’re still putting off gift shopping until the very last minute. That being said, this week’s guide has events that will help you keep delaying the inevitable right alongside shopping destinations, just in case you want to get things done for once.
PARIS: QWSTION Temporary Pop-Up
Now through January, Swiss label QWSTION is showcasing its modern line of everyday bags at a temporary shop in Paris. Aside from hosting the collection, the space also offers eyewear, leather accessories, garments, sound systems, and magazines from the likes of other innovative brands like Bellroy and Toka-Toka.
130 Rue de Turenne
NEW YORK: District Vision Eyewear Pop Up at Dover Street Market
Performance eyewear imprint District Vision gets is very own installation at Dover Street Market’s New York City location. Launching with three simple styles, the label focuses on a graceful blend of performance and style.
160 Lexington Ave
BOSTON: New England Outerwear & Frank Clegg Holiday Shop
New England Outerwear has teamed up with the leather specialists at Frank Clegg for a unique holiday shop. Featuring an abundance of American-made products from both labels, the space boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere full of antique and modern furniture. Goods from American Trench, New England Shirt, Square Trade Goods, and Michael Bastian will also be on offer. The shop is open now through January 5.
119 Newbury St.
NEW YORK: Acne Studios West Village Store
Acne Studios has officially opened the doors to its new West Village location. The store spans nearly 1,300-square-feet and boasts floor-to-ceiling, frosted-glass light boxes accented by stainless steel. Polished concrete floors also add to the decor, and make the location feel raw yet refined. Stop in for Acne’s trademark modern garments and accessories.
54-60 8th Ave.
NEW YORK: Diesel Flagship Opening
The latest Diesel store is the first to feature the brand’s newest concept: THE APARTMENT. Thanks to the new layout, customers can shop curated rooms that feel like a home. Standout features include antique furniture, Persian rugs, and steel fixtures that showcase the latest from Diesel and Diesel Black Gold. On another note, the “Le Bonny” women’s bag and the “J-Birke” men’s jacket are available exclusively at this store.
625 Madison Ave.
NEW YORK: Not Just A Label | Made in NY at The Waldorf-Astoria
Boasting 100 emerging fashion visionaries and 400 unique designs all made in New York City, Not Just A Label’s first retail space as part of the New York City ‘Made in NY’ initiative is a behemoth. Held at the landmark Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, the large showcase spotlights a diverse selection of local design and manufacturing. Open to the public until December 13, now is your chance to check out beautiful product made right in NYC.
301 Park Ave.
MIAMI: Art Basel Miami
Celebrities, gallerists, collectors, and art lovers from all walks of life are invading sunny Miami for Art Basel. If you’re in the Wynwood area in particular, there’s no better time than now to gorge yourself on contemporary art. After a day of booth-hopping, the fair’s infamous after parties will keep you on your toes. See the full schedule here.
1901 Convention Center Drive
MIAMI: PULSE Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair
Since 2005, PULSE has been drawing just as many art lovers as its fellow, Art Basel. The fair has become known for giving international artists in the emerging stage of their careers a far-reaching stage on which to share their work. Take some time to really peruse the booths here, who knows, you may find the next big thing. You can find detailed visitor’s information here.
4601 Collins Ave.
PITTSBURGH: New Ace Hotel
The Ace Hotel continues to expand its boutique hotel empire with a new opening in Pittsburgh. Like many of its properties, Ace likes to renovate interesting spaces — this time around, the team found a century-old YMCA building to gut and repurpose. The new hotel is set to open December 10.
120 S Whitfield Street