Merisa Edwards, owner of Grayson’s Closet hosted a Fall Pop-Up Shop event at Sophisticated Look at La’Bellevue in downtown Opelousas on Saturday. The event showcased 17 local vendors inside and outside the venue, serving food plus good vibes with music for guests to enjoy as they shopped.
Grayson’s Closet is a children’s consignment boutique owned by Merisa Edwards, whose focus is to provide children’s items at affordable prices for mommas. Robert’s Reserve and Wellness provided complimentary fresh-brewed coffee from their local family-owned gourmet coffee reserve. Food vendors offered Cajun cuisine meals for guests who brought their appetites! The event had a wonderful turnout as many patrons came out to support and shop the local vendors.
About the Venue
Sophisticated Look at La’Bellevue is in a renovated historic building constructed by Bodemuller the Printer in 1930. Located at 126 E. Bellevue St. in the heart of downtown Opelousas, it is just around the corner from the St. Landry Parish courthouse. The venue, owned by Opelousas businesswoman Vera Nagy, can host events from birthday parties, baby showers to formal celebrations, in a venue that offers a combination of rustic and classy charm.
A pop-up shop is a retail store or shop that is deliberately temporary. It pops up for a short time at different occasions, or in some communities at a set day during each month.
These shops are becoming more and more common since they provide the business owner the opportunity to interact face to face with customers without having to manage expenses like those associated with regular brick-and-mortar retail stores. A pop-up shop is also a great way for a business to build a larger customer base or to showcase a new product to the community.
Although the concept of temporary retail, like booths at farmer’s market and fairs, has been around for centuries, the term pop-up goes back to the end of the 1990s. Its concept has spread across the country to become what it is today. In many cases a business that starts as a pop-up shop will become a regular brick-and-mortar (mom and pop) store in a downtown setting.
Fall Pop Up Shop Success — More Pop -Up Planned
Saturday’s Pop-Up Shop was such a great success that many customers were asking when the next pop-up would be.
If you missed it, you are in luck. Grayson’s Closet will be hosting a monthly Pop-Up Shop at Sophisticated Look at La’Bellevue on the first Saturday of each month featuring various local vendors. The next event will be held on November 4th from 10am to 2pm. So, mark your calendars.
For more information about becoming a pop-up vendor contact Merisa Fruge Edwards via Facebook for details.