Summer used to mean that it was time for popsicles. But, in 2018, it’s pop-ups that are all the rage. Kim Kardashian West’s pop-up in LA for KKW Beauty got fans retweeting the megastar begging her to bring this temporary cosmetic center to NYC. Despite our uncertainty as to whether Kim K is bringing her beauty products to the East Coast, – from art to food, to fashion – New York has plenty of pop-ups to keep you satisfied all summer long.

Girl taking a photo of an art wall

1. The Color Factory

On June 20, the successful San Francisco art exhibit spoke to the Cut about its plans to for its NYC-based venture. While details on their SoHo installation have yet to be announced, we know that the Cooper Hewitt Museum on the Upper East Side will exhibit a “Color Walk” in the museum’s garden and pays homage to the cities diverse neighborhoods.

The Color Factory’s main installation will open in early August at 251 Spring St.

2. Rosé Mansion  

Speaking of color, on July 12, a double-decker rosé-tasting paradise is coming to 445 5th Ave. to midtown Manhattan. This experience offers guests an 8-glass rosé tasting menu followed by some downtime drinking in the installation’s Grand Tasting Lounge. For anyone who missed the Rainbow Room’s Bubble Bar pop-up, be sure to get tickets to this well-deserved experiences.

3. Magnum

After soaking in the city sun – humidity as we like to call it – you definitely need some ice cream. Yes, you can go to the Museum of Ice Cream’s recently opened The Pint Shop. But, isn’t permanency a little passé? Well, maybe not, but the lines might be long, and we all have plenty of time to check out that Instaworthy hotspot. However, Magnum’s annual create-our-own-ice-cream pop-up is back and better than ever. Go to SoHo to create the dessert of your dreams. You can thank me later.

This year’s pop-up is located in SoHo at 231 Spring St.

4. Louis Vuitton

To beat the heat, we need to cover all bases – including beauty. Luckily, Louis Vuitton recently opened the doors to their pop-up at Rockefeller Center. The pop-up features the brand’s new line of men’s fragrances. If you already aren’t convinced that you need to stop by, the entire installation is made from the collection’s fragrance boxes. Yes, you heard that right. You can take in the collection’s 5 scents with [almost] all 5 senses.

The pop-up is open from June 14th through the end of August at the address: 610 5th Ave., Suite 2 in Manhattan, New York.

5. Rowing Blazers

There’s no need to say that menswear is having a moment. The NYC-based brand Rowing Blazers is creating a club-inspired space in the heart of downtown Manhattan. These preppy-meets-streetwear styles are on display, surrounded by a vintage Coca-Cola machine, couches, and art installations by artists New York Sunshine and Drawbertson.

The pop-up lasts from June 15th to September 15th and is located at 221 Centre Street.

Like summer, some stores don’t last forever. Catch these cool spots while you still can.

Elisa Lewittes is a contributing editor and marketing strategist at Grit Daily. She specializes in the luxury fashion and lifestyle fields. Her other professional interests include business, entrepreneurship, and psychology. Elisa lives in Manhattan, New York.

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