The world’s must-see luxury pop-ups in May

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As a retail design agency, we’re always eyeing up the hottest popups to hit luxury retail. And lucky for luxury lovers, this month is chock-a-block with them. From Pat McGrath’s metallic ‘mothership’ to a Chanel 80s disco, here’s our roundup of the must-see luxury pop-ups in May 2019.

Pat McGrath at Selfridges, London

Pat McGrath pop-up

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Makeup brand Pat McGrath Labs is the first brand to take over all of Selfridge’s 24 windows in a three-month exclusive pop-up. Named ‘The Mothership’ (a reference to McGrath’s reputation as Mother of Makeup), the out-of-this-world pop-up treats customers to some of her most runway-famous looks with bookable beauty services. Even if you’re not in the market for makeup, McGrath’s high-shine, high-glamour transformation of the Corner Shop – including the addition of life-size gold lips and a gold vending machine display – is reason enough to pay it a visit.

Open until the end of June

Chanel’s Coco Flash Club, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is set to be treated to sensory overload in May with the arrival of Chanel’s Coco Flash Club. Created to celebrate the new Rouge Coco Flash lipstick, the Coco Flash Club is a beauty pop-up event is inspired by discos of the ‘80s.

The senses are at the heart of the experience, so guests can be prepared to see, touch, smell and hear as they’re immersed in the latest Chanel beauty hits. With an interactive backstage dedicated to makeup and a bar devoted to fragrances, this is one party not to miss.

Open 10–26 May

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Pop-Up, Beverly Hills

Breakfast at Tiffany's Pop-Up

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Cue up the movie, don your finest pearls and get out your credit card because the iconic Beverly Hills Tiffany & Co is launching a breakfast pop-up for one weekend only this May. The powder blue pop-up, called Tiffany Cafe at Beverly Hills, will feature a simple menu – croissant and jam included, of course – and tea service with an exclusive No. 727 Tiffany blend. Located on a patio with a view of the store’s window displays, this $45 pop-up is one for big spenders and window-shoppers alike.

Open 4-5 May

Gucci’s Pop-Up Apartment, Milan

Gucci Apartment Pop-Up

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Ever longed to see some Gucci cushions adorning your sofa? Or perhaps one of their $2000 quilts on your bed? Well at the Gucci pop-up apartment in Milan, you can.

As well as featuring a range of rooms including lounge areas, a salon and a dining room, the fashion house has also created an augmented-reality app that lets users see what pieces from Gucci Décor will look like in their own homes.

Open until June