Why a pop-up?
WHY NOT?! Pop-up shops are trending in other cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Austin and San Diego. We love the idea of being able to bring a hip vibe, as well as local designers to Annapolis. Plus, being a working mom ... it's the perfect way to have a retail shop without a year-long lease!
Where & When do we pop-up?
We pop-up in and around Annapolis, Maryland. We open our brick & mortar shop at least 4 times a year. We use a new retail location, usually a vacant space, for a limited time, designed to generate excitement with a seasonal and inspired theme! This creates an appealing and unique shopping experience... always sure to awaken your desire for great LOCAL products in a rare and fun setting. We like to think of it as a 15-20 day event (sometimes shorter/sometimes longer)! We also do mini or
one-day events occasionally and we are OPEN ONLINE 24/7!
So, come see us! I'll be waiting for you... HERE.
Who are we?
Ellen Lunay - Ellen graduated from UMD, College Park, with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and worked in the industry both in New York & Los Angeles until 2005. Moving back East, to an awesome neighborhood in Arnold, was definitely the best for her growing family. This mom of two girls: Lucy, 15 & Izzy, 12, is also co-owner of bosunsupplies.com, a stainless steel marine supplier. While she loves working with her husband of 19 years, and the flexibility it gives her to be with her kids, her true passion is fashion and supporting local artists!
Amy Altenburg co-founded HERE. a pop-up shop with El in 2013. They are not only best friends/like sisters, they had an amazing work partnership. They grew the business together until December of 2018 when Amy made the tough decision to focus full time on her other/day job, in the mortgage industry. She still helps out a little behind the scenes & you can occasionally catch her amazing smile & spirit, in person, at the pop-up! If you follow HERE. on social media, you'll still get to see the fun these two girls always seem to be having! #somethingschange #somethingsstaythesame #bestfriendsforever