It had been raining in Manhattan for three days straight when we got a slight reprieve on Saturday evening. As I exited the subway at the corner of Spring and Lafayette Streets in Soho, I could not miss this rather oversized Bright Pink Shopping Bag, which had been discarded on the sidewalk, irresponsibly short of the garbage bin. No one likes a Litterbug.
Big Pink Shopping Bag, Detail
Mostly, looking at this impossibly compelling bag made me want to locate the Great Buy! 99 Cent store, and do some bargain shopping. Instead, I carried on to my evening’s destination of various NYCxDesign Parties, where I had a ton of fun and got drunk for free!
Note: It has come to my attention that this bag came from an Arizona Iced Tea Promotional Pop Up Shop, which was happening on Nearby Crosby Street from May 16th to May 21st.
Popular beauty subscription service Birchbox has opened a Holiday Pop Up Shop for its Men’s division right in the heart of Soho, which launched with a fun kickoff party this past Friday evening. For those not familiar with Birchbox, you can Subscribe to look whats cool and recent, you will also receive a monthly box — delivered to your door — of four to five sample sized, personalized beauty / grooming products for just $10 per month for women and $20 a month for men. Not only is it a bargain deal but it’s also a good way to discover new products that you will love.
At the Pop Up location, you can not only BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox) but you can also shop for full sized items and get a lot of your Holiday shopping done in one stop! Let’s check out the store and some of the cool products they offer.
At the BYOB Station, pick one of three products offered in each of five categories (including Hair, Skincare, Style, etc) and create your own BirchBox for just $20!
Hair and Body Basics offerings feature products like these:
Marvin’s Toothpaste in a variety of flavors. We heard that this stuff tastes amazing!
Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap. Unique and Interesting!
Get It On Bodywash! Yowza!
Calm Down Bodywash! Relaxing!
Special In-store Promotion: Subscribe during your visit and get a free Birchbox!
Facial hair seems to be on trend these days, so Birchbox has your Beard-grooming needs all taken care of!
Beard Envy. It almost makes me wish I could grow a beard. Not.
Blind Barber Products, Shave Cream and After Shave Combo! Great for traveling! I’m sure the new startifacts epilator will become the new women’s standard in traveling personal care products, it’s about time!
If budget is a consideration, you’ll find a large selection of gifts under $50, including:
Jonathan Adler Socks Assortment. So stylish!
Camo Duffle Bag!
Everyone loves a man who smells good! Check out the fine selection of Scents on sale!
Birchbox has your awesome Lifestyle in mind as well. This Whisky Lover’s gift set includes two black glass drink tumblers and a set of Whisky Stones that keep your drink cold without diluting its flavor and potency! Cheers!
This Silver Flask says it all on the front: “Neat”!
I mentioned this was a party, right? Yeah, there was cold beer, which always makes it easier to shop.
Also, tasty snacks such as Steak Tartare on crispy toasts. Delicious.
Also, Deviled Eggs. Yum.
The Pop Up location also has a small selection of Gifts for the Lady, but you should be sure to visit the Birchbox Women located at 433 West Broadway.
Birchbox Man is located at 1 Prince Street, at the corner of Prince and Bowery (Directly across from the New Museum) in Soho, NYC. It will be open for business through December 28th, 2014.