Pop Til You Drop
Club Monaco Men's Shop
Retail pop-ups with ever-higher profile names behind them are cropping up all over the globe, from Dose Market in Chicago to Topshop Showroom
in Los Angeles, and it’s clear fashion houses in particular can’t get enough of the concept shopping trend.
Hong Kong now joins the fray with Polo Ralph Lauren’s affordable, high-end casual brand Club Monaco and their temporary, dedicated Men’s Shop now open in Wan Chai’s hip, artisan-heavy Star Street / St. Francis Yard precinct and set to remain popped until June 2013.
So, what’s in store? The answer is not only a specially-curated edit of Club Monaco’s own men’s collection, but an additional range of predominantly US fashion labels toeing the gentlemen’s club-meets-preppy-chic line. Expect to find varsity jackets by Golden Bear, Persol sunglasses, needlepoint belts by Smathers & Branson, plus London Undercover, Ernest Alexander, (vintage) Rolex and generous helpings of tweed, knits and elbow patches courtesy of Made in the USA.
The smart space packs in a heap of dapper design elements including vintage furniture and collectable lighting, plus for-sale artwork all tucked behind a forest-green façade that truly makes it a one-stop pop shop! Hop to it!