One day it’s here, the next who knows? These five pop-ups cover tastes from coffee to shoes and (just about) everything in between.
1. Shoe Savvy
Miamians rejoice! The Brazilian-based footwear brand Melissa has set up its second pop-up shop in Coral Gables (the first is still on Lincoln Road). The brand’s popular shoes are completely made of plastic, which is essentially the perfect wedge to wear during poolside occasions. Featuring lines from collaborations with Vivienne Westwood and Karl Lagerfeld, the inventory is not only water-resistant but uber-chic as well. 216 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 786.803.8581
2. Coffee and More!
Don’t mistake Mad Chiller as just another coffee cart on the block. The pop-up chariot is introducing its art of coffee, waffles and gelato at the lobby of the Miami Center for Architecture & Design. Along with serving the perfect cup of joe using only locally roasted organic java, Mad Chiller is also interested in shining some sunlight on the city’s local art community. To that end, the hub has a rotating selection of artwork for sale on its brew wall. 100 NE First Ave., Miami, 305.448.7488
3. Well Read
Calling all literary types! Exile Books, currently at Locust Projects, is making its way around Miami. The traveling pop-up bookstore is spending four to six weeks at every location where it will be celebrating local artists from each of those areas. Owner and artist Amanda Season Keeley felt Miami lacked an establishment solely dedicated to artists' books and culture, so she curated an impressive roster of publications for her library on wheels. 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.576.8570
4. Cocktail Culture
Stiff drinks are a given at Better Days, Brickell’s newest pop-up bar. With cocktails ranging from $8 to $10, this venue plays by its own rules. Visitors can expect to find giant Jenga pieces and chalkboard-adorned tabletops—and if any of the quirky props happen to catch your attention, don’t be afraid to negotiate a price as all items are available for purchase. 500 Brickell Bldg., Miami, 786.220.7690
5. Crepes Captain
The Mangez! pop-up creperie, located in the entrance corridor of Bar Stache, offers patrons the famous French treats to enjoy with their cocktails. Chef Keith Wright leads the one-man stand, concocting gourmet crepes that are adorned with both sweet and savory toppings. Wednesday through Sunday nights only. 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale