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MERCHANT EVENT: Overcoming Pop-Up Obstacles, A Community Conversation

Overcoming Retail Pop-Up Obstacles: Secrets of Successful Makers

Have you ever struggled with connecting to customers? Or building compelling displays and hiring the right employees? Or even setting up a P&L system that works for you?

Running a successful retail pop-up is hard work. We at Artists & Fleas have learned, sometimes the hard way, how to overcome all the challenges that come with setting up shop. Let our community help you on your brand’s journey!

Join Artists & Fleas and General Assembly for this special community conversation where seasoned retail merchants will come together to discuss common retail obstacles and how to overcome them. Whether you are a seasoned merchant or you’ve never sold your product before, this event will answer all of your questions.


Networking and light bites to immediately follow, including a chance to chat with Artists & Fleas curators and General Assembly teachers!

Free and open to the public with RSVP.

Moderated by a special guest from General Assembly. General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

Panelists include:

Alëna Sandimirova, Founder and CEO of Automic Gold. They are an LBTQ refugee. Their illegal status and inability to secure employment forced them to think outside of the box and start their own business. In 2019 they are proud to employ 12 full-time employees and run a successful 3-million-a-year business.

Alexandra Beth, Owner and Operator of Alexandra Beth Designs. As a designer and entrepreneur, Alexandra understands the value of self-expression. She designs and brings to market a custom collection that features ultra-soft materials, finished metals and natural gemstones of soft colors and brilliant hues. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Alexandra has earned an international following with features in fashion media around the world.

Renée L. Harris, Founder of I.E. Spa Indulgences. I.E. Spa Indulgences was born out of a personal awareness of the importance of using natural products and helping people reduce stress and take time to pamper themselves without time or finances being an impediment. Ms. Harris has always been passionate about helping people, mentoring the youth, and serving the community. Following a year of intense research, concept development, planning, perfecting recipes, and testing the business was created as a way to provide a luxurious at-home spa experience for busy women and men. Since 2015, it has been a labor of love for Renée with a minimum of $1 per purchase donated to causes that support Breast Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension, Kidney Disease, women’s causes, and youth programs. These are areas that have touched her life.

Juan Carlos Anglero, Founder of Anglero New York, a clothing brand specializing in premium hoodies. Prior to working full time under his name, he has worked for major fashion companies including: Dior, Dolce & Gabban, John Varvatos , Barneys, etc.

May 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


490 Broadway
New York, NY 10012 United States
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