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Meet 25 of NYC’s Best Indie Designers at Chelsea Market: ID Pop Shop Oct. 14 – 20

By October 9, 2013No Comments3 min read
10:30am – 7:30pm daily. Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue
by Marcy Clark

Crisp Fall air signifies fashion gold for busy New Yorkers. Discerning shoppers can find dreamy knits, jewel tones galore, hip accessories and fun statement pieces at ID Pop Shop in Chelsea Market.

LM Style Bar silk blouse and knitwear pencil skirt

By popular demand, ID POP SHOP, the independent designer shopping experience, will be returning this October. Curated by designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja, ID Pop Shop is beloved by fans of high quality, original jewelry, clothing and art.
Fan-favorite ID Pop Shop designers will be presenting fashion-forward Fall finds such as luxurious silk-lined suiting by LM Style Bar, artistic outerwear by celebrated designer Sohung Tong, striking color-block dresses by Lois Eastlund, playful tees by Umsteigen and Ava Love, dreamy jewelry by Kyoko Honda, Barbara Wilkinson, Daniela Boari and many more! Delightful finds for the home, such as the Paste Frankenstein tumbler or the Vernakular Photo Designs NYC Manhole Cover Floor Mat round out the impressive array of designers and artists.
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Lois Eastlund Color-blocked dress (left) and naturevsfuture Swerve Dress (right)

ID Pop Shop is successful in part because of how Wilkinson (of Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry), and Calleja (of Vernakular Photo Designs) curate the event, bringing together a wonderfully eclectic mix of brands. The huge success of the first Independent Designer Pop (ID Pop Shop) event in June 2011, paved the way for nearly 20 more shows in 2011 and 2012. From event to event the designers change, but the one constant is that the brands included are always fresh, exciting, and ones you won’t find just anywhere. As designer, Christine Yoon, of BHON states “ID Pop Shop brings together an awesome diversity of local, high-quality NYC-based designers, so there’s something for everyone, whether it be a quirky tee-shirt, an intricate gold bracelet, or a silk cocktail dress for the weekend!”
Designers chosen to participate know that they will be in good company because of the reputation of ID Pop Shop as the most upscale independent shopping experience in Manhattan. Wilkinson and Calleja strive to keep every aspect of ID Pop Shop tasteful and impeccable, they truly care about working with the designers, because they are designers too and these are their peers.

Barbara Wilkinson Bracelet and NYC Manhole Cover Door Mat by Calleja’s Vernakular Photo Designs

“Our aesthetic is fresh, fashion forward and refined,” says Wilkinson. The shows are extended time-frames as well, usually a week at a time, so that customers can actually come back during the run of the show. Professionals from Google, MLB and Food Network are a big fan base in the building; they stop by several times during the week and are loyal customers.
Having the events at Chelsea Market Event Space is a big advantage. Currently one of the most buoyant retail areas in Manhattan, in part due to the High Line and the revitalization of the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market attracts a healthy combination of tourists, locals, and business people. Now that word of the events has grown, the show boasts wait lists of dozens of designers who wish to participate in ID Pop Shop.
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London Underground Cuff by DesignHype
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Umsteigen Printed Tee
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Judith Haas Necklace
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Sohung Outerwear

Ava Love tee

Sophia Costas Polar Bear Scarf

Kyoko Honda Earrings

Daniela Boari Oxidized Sterling Silver Ring

LM Style Bar red jacket and neoprene skirt