Pop up shops are becoming more and more of a thing as of late. In places like New York, Los Angeles, and at music festivals, designers and online shops who don't have a brick and mortar location pick a space to display their merchandise, giving customers a chance to try things on the spot.
For the past few Saturdays, Bianca De La Cruz of My Fashion Find, an online store of trendy yet affordable finds, and Blanquita Sullivan, a local designer who does a lot of vintage inspired looks at a slightly higher price point under the moniker Bonjour Biqui, have set up shop in Style Comfort Relativity or S.C.R., a menswear store on Broadway.
This "co-op" of local fashion is great for all involved; for visitors, a chance to discover fashion in a city that has a small scene in comparison to Houston and Dallas. For Shawn Rhoder, owner of S.C.R., a chance to draw in new clientele and generate buzz for his almost year old store. And for the two ladies who each already have their own following, a chance to broaden the scope and become more involved in the fashion community.
Stand out items from My Fashion Find were a pair of distressed skinny jeans and a floral romper, perfect for spring and for the upcoming Fiesta. Prices range from $39-$79, which is a steal for the uniqueness and a headache saver from not going to the mall. Highlights from Bonjour Biqui were the adorable and sweet midi lace skirts, easily paired with a plain tank that's already in your wardrobe, and the head wraps were a must for the warmer weather, with the average price point being around $220, which may seem high but for a one of a kind, handmade in the US piece that'll last you, it's a worthy investment.
Bianca and Blanquita say they aren't sure how many Saturdays they'll be doing this, but it's likely they'll be around for at least the next few weeks.