Girl Tribe Pop-Ups include local vendors who specialize in clothing, jewelry, calligraphy, home decor and more. Contributed by Girl Tribe Pop-Up

5 pop-up shops to visit in and around Atlanta

Atlanta certainly has its fair share of retailers, but there’s always room for more.

From temporary restaurants to retailers, there often are a number of pop-up experiences that occur throughout the city on a monthly basis. Of course, the beauty (and frustrating) element of pop-ups is that brands rarely reveal all of the details regarding the temporary spaces until just before they open. Still, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution managed to compile a list of pop-ups that are scheduled to come to Atlanta through spring.

From Glossier to Nike, here are five pop-ups to visit around town.


In true pop-up fashion, Glossier hasn’t announced many details for its temporary Atlanta location, although What Not Atlanta reports the store will be located at Ponce City Market. The temporary store is one of many pop-up locations the brand has announced for 2020.

Set to open this month, the Glossier pop-up will give fans of the brand a chance to test and purchase signature skincare products in person, such as the Milky Jelly Cleanser and makeup products, such as the Cloud Paint blush.

The millennial makeup brand’s flagship store is in New York. Glossier also has a permanent location in Los Angeles.

Visit to be notified when additional details are released.

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Nike opened its first-ever SNKRS pop-up store, based on the app of the same name, in Atlanta. The pop-up boasts unexpected releases and SNKRS apparel through March. Nike commissioned local artist Greg Mike to create a mural in the space titled, “On the Rise” featuring the Atlanta skyline and MARTA.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Through March. SNKRS, 711 10th St. NW, Atlanta.

Barbie truck

The Barbie brand is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a three-year pop-up tour. The Barbie Totally Throwback Tour will stop at Atlantic Station, on District Avenue near Barnes and Noble. The truck will be stocked with ‘90s-themed apparel ranging from $12 to $75. Items available for purchase will include a logo necklace, vinyl iridescent fanny pack, cassette tape wallet, t-shirts and more.

If you’re looking to attend a pop-up sooner, the operators of The Barbie Totally Throwback Tour are also hosting The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Atlantic Station, also on District Avenue on February 22.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 4. Barbie Totally Throwback, Atlantic Station, 271 District Ave., Atlanta.

The Barbie Totally Throwback Tour, in celebration of the brand’s 60th anniversary, will offer merchandise and photo opportunities for fans. Contributed by Barbie Totally Throwback Tour
Photo: For the AJC

Girl Tribe Pop-up

The Girl Tribe Pop-up, founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, was created to support women-led businesses. Created in 2015, the brand has a permanent location in its native city and traveling pop-ups throughout the East Coast. According to Forbes, previous vendors have included “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Drybar and Kendra Scott, as well as DIY workshops, fitness classes [and] diverse local food vendors”

The pop-up will visit Atlanta for one day in May.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9. Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave. NE, Suite 100, Atlanta.

Mi Abuelas

There are a few companies that offer pop-up dining experiences throughout the city, sometimes announcing their forthcoming location mere days in advance. Some pop-up options are semi-permanent, though. As first reported by Eater, Mi Abuelas will serve food out of The Spindle Kitchen at Studioplex Alley for a year, starting with a soft opening this month. And, yes, offerings such as the vegan pernil (made with jackfruit) and pastrami served with plantain chips were, indeed, inspired by the team’s abuelas (grandmothers). This isn’t Mi Abuelas’ first time at The Spindle Kitchen. Diners ate at tables adorned by Puerto Rican flags in the space last year, too.

The Spindle Kitchen at Studioplex Alley. 61 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta.

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