This week RRR HQ has been all a-buzz with the launch of Little Citizens Boutique – a candy shop of kid’s clothes and lifestyle treats, taking temporary ‘pop-up’ residence chez Red Ruby Rouge. To say we’re happy to share our space with this newbie store doesn’t quite cover it – we have loved soaking up the adorable baby gifts and exclusive ‘mini’ fashion lines brought to NI by the mastermind behind LCB, Alicia Waddell. Frankly we feel honored to share even a little in the launch of this inspiring new online retailer.
For two weeks only Little Citizens Boutique’s mission is to bring the best designs from around the world. Seeking out independent and small labels from Paris to Hong Kong through the Mojave desert that design with vision and style. The toys and clothes inspire the imagination, to remind us of good times past and present, and to prepare little citizens for the adventures of their life.
Little Citizens Boutique is unique not only in it’s product base but also in the fact it is the first Pop-Up shop to hit our home town Holywood and one of a growing group of exciting new businesses in Northern Ireland to jump on the band wagon of all things Pop-Up.
It seems that the first Pop-Ups appeared in 1999 in LA but the idea of having a short term store stocking limited edition items quickly spread from niche to global as brands like Kate Spade, Gucci and Liberty saw the benefit of creating an exclusive limited lease selling space.
2011 saw a wave of Pop-Up businesses spread across Northern Ireland, the most talked about one being Home, a collaboration between chef Ben Haller and furniture up-cycling collective Refound (who coincidentally collaborated with Alicia on kitting out LCB). Creating an event as well as first class dining the short-term nature of the Pop-up caused a frenzy of bookings so keen were we to share the experience before it was gone.
While we’re lucky enough to have the LCB oh our doorstep, come by and meet the team and check out the newest retail trend holding it’s own in this tough climate. And of course, don’t forget to pop in to see the latest in NYC design In Red Ruby Rouge, that way everyone will look good!