Pop-Up Shop Mania!

I am still coming off of the high of our first pop-up shop!  The energy was incredible and I couldn’t be more grateful to all of you who came or were there in spirit!

A few weeks ago, my friend and I went to the Worthington Farmer’s Market with our little ones and I walked by an empty store on High St.  It looked perfect and was previous home to a bridal shop who has since moved.  I took a chance and called the number on the window.  We played phone tag for a few days and about 2 weeks ago, I realized I hadn’t heard back from him.  So it was a Friday late afternoon and I gave the building manager a call to hopefully work something out. We had a great conversation and were able to make a deal.  We landed on having the pop-up shop the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Holy crap.  I had less than a week to put everything together! Yikes! Two trips to ikea, hobby lobby and calling in some favors, we made it happen.  Check out some of the behind the scene photos below:

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The town of Worthington was incredibly excited to have a pop-up shop in the vacant space and we even had support from a cute boutique called Venacular down the street!  The Candle Lab also has 1 of their 3 locations in Old Worthington who we partnered with for our candles.  I had the coolest experience hand selecting the scents to make our candle debut!! Check them out when planning your next girls night there- it was so fun and the staff is incredible! Their store is conveniently located next to a nail salon, wine shop and ice cream!

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I was really worried about filling up the 1200 square foot store but when we started bringing in inventory, there were no isssues!! I had a ton of fun meeting all of the customers and I am so grateful for all of the support everyone showed for the shop! So many fabulous people went home with tons of cute clothes and accessories.  Did you see the custom sugar cookies?  They were made by Bumbles Bake Shop and the girl who runs the business is 15! She is amazing and I love supporting other entrepreneurs!

Make sure you post your new gems and tag @thegemmashop or #gemmapopup! ( If you have a private account, I can’t see your post so let me know!) The biggest question has been where will the next pop-up be?  Well, I am working through details for one sooner rather than later.  Stay posted and follow us on instagram and facebook for all the details! In the meantime, I am buying all new inventory and when it hits my front step, it’s going straight onto the site!  Thank you all for all the love!! Did you have fun at the pop-up shop?  xoxo


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Our First Pop-Up Shop!
We are back Old Worthington!!

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