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Friday, 13 November 2009

Pop-Up Stores

Pop-up stores , guerilla restaurants, they are the new thing. Existing from an hour to a few weeks, they can appear in derilict warehouses or in the best streets.

The marmite store, do you know about marmite? A peculiar black sandwich spread made from a yeast extract that is a by-product of beer brewing.
For children of English, South African or New Zealand background this is as iconic as Noddy, dinky toys or buzzy bees.
As they say you either love it or hate it.
Their pop-up store in Regent St will exist a few weeks (until the end of the year).

19 comments:

Gillian said...

You get the cheese variety here in SA now.

Marmite rocks yer socks off.

Gunn White said...

Interesting, both the pop-up stores and the Marmite stuff. I have only tasted it once....
Perhaps i should give it another try??
Anyway,-GOD HELG / Have a nice weekend!!

Karen said...

Yuck - Marmite is vile! Couldn't they have filled the space with lovely pasteries, cakes, chocolates or something worth eating?

Leif Hagen said...

Similar to "vegimite"? Great window display!

lunarossa said...

Love Marmite especially with cheese melt! These pop-up stores are very intriguing. None here in York unfortunately. Ciao. A.

CambridgeLady said...

I love Marmite .... the secret is to spread very thinly on a buttered cracker - yummy.

Great blog - it's on my "must-read" list :o)

B SQUARED said...

What a cool idea. The officials here wouldn't tolerate them for so long.

Ivy said...

It all looks very chic. And I love the idea of a pop up store.

Elise said...

You always have your finger on the pulse Mo. These pop-up shops are a brilliant idea - I hope they stick around and other ideas come out of this

Mandy Katz said...

At least it's just temporary! I'm with Karen: Vile's the word.

Mara said...

A store (albeit a pop-up one) just for Marmite? What will they think of next?

Lachezar said...

Nice shot!
But marmite... not for me please.
Cheers Mo, have a great weekend!

Luis Gomez said...

A pop up store! that will never be allowed in Washington,DC. I think it is a great and colorful idea. It is just hard to imagine here. Besides the marmite store any other kind?

Irmina said...

I love the blog, London is beautiful and the air we breathe as well.
Your photos are great, lots of kisses.!
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Tinsie said...

I saw this the other day, I didn't realise it was a pop-up store! I hate marmite btw.

Button Ginger said...

The funny thing is "It's a Marmite thing" is now short hand for "You either love it or you hate it".

I love Marmite flavoured stuff (like the rice cakes, LOVE the rice cakes) but not Marmite itself. Weird.

marley said...

I didn't know this sort of enterprise (like calender shops) were called Pop-up stores, but it makes sense.

Love it or hate it? Hate it!

The Lone Beader said...

I went to a pop-up Diet Coke store in Boston last month. Everything in the store was free! :)

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