Yesterday when I was walking past Shoreditch High Street Station, I noticed a sign saying Boxpark and wondered what it was.
So today I’ve been researching and was pleasantly surprised!
So this pop-up mall will be arriving in Shoreditch in August this year, and ‘aims to become part of the fabric of local life by adding colour, creativity and a life of its own.’
I personally think it’s so exciting and where else to place it than this up and coming area. Yes some say Shoreditch is full of ‘hipsters’ and maybe it is, but I still love East London ( even though I might be slightly drawn to it because it’s where my family are from).
This new shopping creation will fit in perfectly in this area as people will accept and embrace it. Brick Lane and the surrounding areas are so vibrant, creative and exciting and full to the brim with amazing, interesting, different people. I really like the idea of the people who will be running Boxpark, going out searching for independent designers and local creative organisations to fill the spaces and not simply bringing in high street pop up stores. It’s about time people started working as communities and the ‘little people’ who work so hard and are so good at what they do, were recognised!
In their words ‘Boxpark strips and refits shipping containers to create unique, low cost, low risk, ‘Box shops’. Put them together with a unique mix of international fashion, arts and lifestyle brands, galleries and cafés and you’ve got the world’s first ‘pop-up’ mall – so named because its basic building blocks are inherently movable: they can, and will, literally pop up anywhere in the world!
Boxpark is radical stuff. It’s not some run-of-the-mall shopping centre. It’s a living, fertile community of brands, packed with talent, innovation and attitude that puts creativity and fashion back where they belong: on the street.’
I’m so excited to see the finished product and who will be involved! Keep your eyes peeled and let us know what you think!