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Top 55 Retail Ideas in July

From Hands-Free Pop-Up Restaurants to Temporary LEGO Bars

— July 28, 2019 — Business
Summer is the season of pop-ups and the July 2019 retail trends demonstrate that the notion of temporary stores is just as popular as ever.

Lately, one of the biggest pop-up themes is playing on millennial nostalgia. This means experiences that evoke beloved childhood memories, but with the addition of adult-friendly extras such as alcohol. Examples of nostalgia-inducing pop-ups include the Aladin-themed pop-up cafe in Sydney, the Good Burger pop-up in Los Angeles, and the LEGO-themed 'Brick Bar' in New York City.

Beyond nostalgia, the July 2019 retail trends also reveal a new breed of pop-ups that don't actually feel like pop-ups. For instance, the Goop pop-up in Toronto consisted of a 1,300-square-foot of space arranged by local design firm Yabu Pushelberg, which felt more like a permanent boutique than a temporary shop.
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Tech Repair Partnerships
Tech Repair Partnerships
Apple Certified Repairs Will Come to Best Buy
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Server Crash Sales
Server Crash Sales
eBay's Crash Sale Will Offer Unmissable Deals if Amazon Crashes on Prime Day
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Unstaffed Phone Pop-Up Shops
Unstaffed Phone Pop-Up Shops
UNBOXED by Singtel is an All-Hours Pop-Up Store in Singapore
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Retail Discovery Platforms
Retail Discovery Platforms
'Modvisor' Pinpoints Stores and Brands Similar to Ones Consumers Love
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Gen Z Start-Up Incubators
Gen Z Start-Up Incubators
The Target Incubator Pushes Gen Z-Run Businesses to the Forefront
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AR Wholesale Retailer Apps
AR Wholesale Retailer Apps
The Overstock Mobile App Makes Discount Shopping More Immersive
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AI-Powered Fashion Pop-Ups
AI-Powered Fashion Pop-Ups
Westfield's Shopping Concept Showcases Only Top-Selling Items
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Phone-Powered Retail Platforms
Phone-Powered Retail Platforms
Outdoor Voices is Exploring the Future of Retail with NewStore
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Sensory Restaurant Pop-Ups
Sensory Restaurant Pop-Ups
Jack in the Box and Bustle are Hosting 'House of Crunch'
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Toronto-Based Multidisciplinary Boutiques
Toronto-Based Multidisciplinary Boutiques
bodega thirteen Embraces Creative Retail & Collaboration
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Kids' Show Pop-Ups
Kids' Show Pop-Ups
Nickelodeon is Launching a Good Burger Pop-Up Restaurant
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Empowering Retail Experiences
Empowering Retail Experiences
'The Changing Room' by T.J.Maxx Celebrates the Journeys of Women
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Massive Megabrand Flagships
Massive Megabrand Flagships
Primark's Biggest Store Ever Boasts a Beauty Lab and Disney Cafe
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Furniture Store Food Deliveries
Furniture Store Food Deliveries
IKEA is Testing a Food Delivery Service in Paris
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Shoppable Swimwear Showrooms
Shoppable Swimwear Showrooms
Maryan Beachwear Group's Showroom Doubles as a Retail and Event Space
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Immersive Megabrand Hubs
Immersive Megabrand Hubs
VF Corporation's London Headquarters Feature a Digital Innovation Studio
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Fast Casual Chinese Kitchens
Fast Casual Chinese Kitchens
Junzi Kitchen Focuses on Homestyle Cooking and Everyday Chinese Food
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Hands-Free Pop-Up Restaurants
Hands-Free Pop-Up Restaurants
Feng Sushi's 'Hands Off!' Pop-Up Offers Kitchen-to-Mouth Service
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Donut Shop Flagships
Donut Shop Flagships
The First-Ever Krispy Kreme Flagship is Opening in NYC's Times Square
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LEGO-Themed Pop-Ups
LEGO-Themed Pop-Ups
'The Brick Bar' is a Pop-Up Made Out of Over One Million LEGO Blocks
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eSports-Centric E-Commerce Fan Shops
eSports-Centric E-Commerce Fan Shops
We Are Nations Enters a Partnership with Walmart Marketplace
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Modern Maker Stores
Modern Maker Stores
HORST is an Innovative Hardware Store with an Inviting Design
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Meat-Free Butcher Shops
Meat-Free Butcher Shops
Sainsbury’s is Opening a Meat-Free Butcher Shop for World Meat-Free Week
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Experiential Menswear Flagships
Experiential Menswear Flagships
The Isetan Men's Store Combines Personalized Skincare and Shopping
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Seamless Retail Experiences
Seamless Retail Experiences
Snøhetta Boasts Cohesive Designs for Holzweiler's Web & Physical Store
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Lush Furniture Pop-Ups
Lush Furniture Pop-Ups
The Backdrop for Hay's Slick Homeware Collection is Lavish and Ornate
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Interactive Rosé-Themed Houses
Interactive Rosé-Themed Houses
The Rosé Mansion Features 14 Different Wine-Themed Rooms
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Membership Car Wash Clubs
Membership Car Wash Clubs
Dash In's Splash In Offers Three Membership Levels
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Modern Home-Like Showrooms
Modern Home-Like Showrooms
Egg Collective Boasts a Second Showroom in New York City
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Fashion Week Pop-Up Stores
Fashion Week Pop-Up Stores
A-COLD-WALL* Debuts a Temporary Menswear Shop for London Fashion Week
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Wizard-Themed Pop-Up Cafes
Wizard-Themed Pop-Up Cafes
Steamy Hallows is a New Harry Potter-Themed Pop-Up Café in NYC
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Small Business-Supporting Pop-Ups
Small Business-Supporting Pop-Ups
Amazon 'Clicks and Mortar' Gives Online Businesses Store Space
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Compostable Retail Shopping Bags
Compostable Retail Shopping Bags
The Aldi Compostable Carrier Bags are Made from Bioplast
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Sitcom-Themed Pop-Up Cafes
Sitcom-Themed Pop-Up Cafes
A Central Perk Pop-Up Café is Coming to Manchester This Summer
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Enchanting Disney Movie Cafes
Enchanting Disney Movie Cafes
The Grounds Café Was Just Transformed into the City from 'Aladdin'
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Inventory-Free Retail Spaces
Inventory-Free Retail Spaces
Nordstrom Local Provides a Luxe Lounge Experience to Shoppers
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Self-Serve Latte Stations
Self-Serve Latte Stations
Starbucks is Adding Self-Serve Latte Stations to Amazon Go Stores
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All-Vegan Fashion Boutiques
All-Vegan Fashion Boutiques
The Imperative Makes Clothes, Shoes, and Lifestyle Products Available
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eCommerce College Shops
eCommerce College Shops
Amazon's Off-to-College Store is a One-Stop-Shop for School Necessities
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Convenience Store Testing Hubs
Convenience Store Testing Hubs
The 7-Eleven Lab Store Enables the Company to Try Out New Products
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Versatile Menswear Boutiques
Versatile Menswear Boutiques
Boys Don't Cry is the Newest Addition to Menswear in Paris, France
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Wellness-Centric Cannabis Experiences
Wellness-Centric Cannabis Experiences
dosist's Location Connects Consumers to Functional Solutions
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Digital Display Shelving
Digital Display Shelving
STRATACACHE's Next-Gen Visual Marketing Supports Interactive Shopping
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Prefabricated Cannabis Retail Stores
Prefabricated Cannabis Retail Stores
POPCANN Creates Modular Stores from Shipping Containers
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Welcoming Sustainability-Focused Stores
Welcoming Sustainability-Focused Stores
Logan & Finley is a Sustainable Shop with an Adorable Vibe
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Naturalistic Beauty Pop-Ups
Naturalistic Beauty Pop-Ups
Glossier's Temporary Seattle Store is Full of Moss and Flowers
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Striking Art Gift Shops
Striking Art Gift Shops
Pierre Yovanovitch is Generous with the Color Palette for This Project
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Digitally Walled Fashion Flagships
Digitally Walled Fashion Flagships
Dolce & Gabbana's Flagship Store in Rome Has a Digital Frecso
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Fashionable Cafe Hybrids
Fashionable Cafe Hybrids
Clap Focuses on Bringing Out the Ethereal in Hong Kong-Based Her
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Canadian Shipping Container Cafes
Canadian Shipping Container Cafes
The YEG Coffee Can Hides a Fully Stocked Cafe Within
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Delicate Pop-Up Interiors
Delicate Pop-Up Interiors
Yabu Pushelberg Uses a Blush Palette for the Goop Pop-Up in Toronto
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Scenic Waterfall Restaurants
Scenic Waterfall Restaurants
At the Villa Escudero Resort You Can Eat at the Bottom of a Waterfall
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Fast Food-Themed Clothing Capsules
Fast Food-Themed Clothing Capsules
The Second KFC Fashion Line is in Collaboration with Carnival
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Gallery-Style Retail Interiors
Gallery-Style Retail Interiors
The Valextra Store Enjoys a Chic & Industrial Design by John Pawson
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Reduced Packaging Grocery Stores
Reduced Packaging Grocery Stores
Waitrose is Trialling a Packaging-Free Products in the UK
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