How To Survive Your First Pop-Up Sale

It's all in the preparation.


In this week's episode of Alone Together, Esther's quest to find the perfect lip kit lead to her dragging Benji to a pop-up shop. Get prepared for your own pop-up experience with our tips below.

1. Keep your expectations low.

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We know that you want to run straight in and grab that limited edition, highly sought-after, prized item ... but so does everybody else. Keep your expectations low and everything you do bag will be a bonus.

2. Prepare for the worst.

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Including a lack of facilities.

3. Check out your opponents.

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They are savage. Don't forget it.

4. Be fearless.

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Practice your 'don't mess with me' face...it could be the difference between a shade that doesn't suit you and one that does.

5. Get excited. Get very excited.

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The adrenaline will help you in the mayhem. Everyone, get ready to scream in 3...2...1...

6. Bring emotional support.

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You need to keep your head cool and your nerves steady if you want the best pieces.

7. Have a back up plan.

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You don't just need a plan B, you need a plan A through to Q.

8. Make friends with those around you in line.

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It might be good to have an ally on the inside.

9. Have multiple friends to hold your place.

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But remember to bring them from the beginning -- pop-up shoppers do not treat cutters kindly.

10. Prepare for chaos.

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It's going to be crazy in there.

How did you survive your first pop-up sale? Let us know in the comments below.

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