Boxpark Shoreditch claims to be the world’s first pop-up shopping mall. Therefore you can find places to eat, drink and grab a coffee. Great shopping and an unusual quirky venue make this a great place to visit.
The mall is made from 61 shipping containers – 41 of them pack the lower section in a simple rectangular footprint. An upper pavilion lets shopper stretch out a bit, and the remaining container shops are clustered to create a few gathering spaces.
The dark grey mall has a low-key aesthetic that lets the retailer’s windows and interiors do the bidding for attention. Functional lighting and lettering above each shop indicates the world of goods inside. The mall is populated with a diverse group of both local and large-scale retailers, along with coffee and food shops. The mall’s simple design allows it to be placed on almost any urban lot for any amount of time.
Director Rodger Wade explains “The reality is, it’s very hard for small brands to be able to afford long leases and it’s difficult sometimes for them to get beyond the financial covenants required for big shopping centres. With Box Park it’s low-risk retailing. Stores can sign up for one year or five years.”
So if you are looking for one off items, inventions and fashions that are breaking through to the market, Box Park is for you. We here at QWerkyness just love it as its full of things that are quirky.