Just in time for the U.S Open, our tennis-themed pop-up shop, the Segal Jensen Tennis Market, hosted its opening reception with appearances by legendary tennis player Angela Buxton and a book signing of “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Times” by sports writer Sandra Harwitt. Couple these appearances with the plenty of rare tennis gems being showcased in a hall-of-fame like gallery curated by Historical Tennis Consultant Robert Fuller, it’s easy to see why the shop attracted a packed house of tennis enthusiasts!
Writer and author Sandra Harwitt was “very thrilled about the night, the people who supported [her] book, and all of the tennis enthusiast who came out.”
Sitting next to her was Angela Buxton, who joked “I was just reading what Sandra wrote, I can’t believe she knew all of that. I asked her- Did I tell her that?” Sandra turned to her and winked “You actually told me more, but I kept that for the second book.”
Angela Buxton, the night’s special guest and leading world tennis player of the 1950’s, said that it was “forward-thinking to have this shop aligned with U.S. Open dates.” She also enjoyed the atmosphere of the night, “enjoyed people remembering [her], and meeting old friends.”
Tennis Historian Robert Fuller also enjoyed the tennis-loving crowd. “It’s been a great night,” he said, “It was wonderful to have Angela in attendance, to be surrounded by so many people who appreciate Angela’s work.”
Loronzo Flores, media-maker behind SuperTennis.tv found the Segal Jensen Tennis Market just a few days after his arrival to New York from Italy, and returned for the special night. Flores commented “I love tennis and it’s history, so everything in this store is beautiful to me,” and we are sure that any tennis enthusiast would feel the same way.
If you are interested in finding rare, archived tennis images, autographed books and balls, and vintage tennis rackets (including Roger Federer’s 2005 Wimbledon raquet), attend one of the Segal Jensen Tennis Market’s upcoming events, or check our pop-up shop 411 for store hours.
· Saturday, August 30th, 7-9pm Bobby Blair ” Hiding Inside the Baseline” Book Signing
· Monday, September 2nd, 7-9pm- Nick Bollettieri “It Ain’t Easy” Book Signing
Quick Pop-Up Shop 411
Dates: August 25th- September 7th
Location: THE CORNER at 501 Lexington Ave. [b/w 47th and 48th Streets] NYC. Subways: 4,5,6,7 to Grand Central, or E,M to 51st Street
Hours:: 10am-10pm everday
Designer Gail Travis will open doors again on her flagship Pop-Up Shop at The Market at the Roger Smith hotel this Fall. Since launching New Form Perspective “NFP" in 2009, the collection has gained recognition for the ingenuity of smart geometric shapes and styles that remain true to the delicacy of timeless combined with modern concepts.
This Fall 2014 NFP will create and intimate “Walk-in Wardrobe” to spotlight the ability to link, layer, connect, snap and fold each creation, speaking to the personal ingenuity of every woman and encouraging to explore and play with the latest collection.
Want to know more about the woman behind the brand? See our Q&A with designer Gail Travis Below:
LG: What keeps bring you back to midtown each year?
GT: The amazing diverse group of customers between the surrounding hotels, corporate offices and nearby UN keeps a consistent flow of repeat loyal customers and new tourists and passerby’s. You just never know who will be walking by!
LG: What do you look forward to most when opening up your pop-up shop?
GT: I love the challenge of finding new ways to build out the space and showcase the collection in a fresh, new perspective. This year I am experimenting with creating an all white space to really emphasize the unique abilities of the sweater designs and my signature hand-felted technique into silk tops and dresses.
LG: What new pieces are you most excited to share with your fans?
GT: There are many new exciting designs in this series! Some sweaters include modular aspects that are a must see in person to fully experience the unique possibilities. Others shapes continue to explore unexpected twisting seams and a new group of jersey basics including pants, essential l/s tops and dresses.
LG: If you can sum up your collection in 3 words what would they be?
GT: newly formed perspectives :)
LG: If you could have one celebrity or influencer be seen wearing your collection who would it be and why?
GT: Tilda Swinton. It is inspiring to see her ability to morph into such varying roles and characters. Her integrity to push the medium of acting to new levels with such a humble and quiet presence is inspiring. I hope to one day be able to costume her on a future project!
LG: Anything else you would like to share about your brand?
GT: The new forms are fun to explore in person! Hope to see you at RS Pop sometime b/w 9/2 and 10/31!
Quick Pop-Up 411:
What: The NFP Studio Pop-Up
When: September 2nd thru October 31st
Where: RSPOP+ at the Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington on the corner of 47th and Lex
Hours: 9am – 7:30pm Mon – Friday / 10am – 5pm Saturday / Closed Sundays
Luck was on our side last Saturday with beautiful weather for the Traditional Home and Prince of Scots co-hosted Garden Party. Excited shoppers browsed the high-end collections from both Prince of Scots and The Concept Collective while getting pampered from services brought to us by BeautyBooked, including hair fluffs from BLOW Hampton and spray tans from Gotham Glow. Other highlights from the evening were the delicious food pastries from Financier Patisserie and chilled soups from Rockin the Ladle, and the mini-gallery of original paintings by local artist Dan O’Keefe from Gallery 125.
As we approach the end of the summer we are excited to share all the steals and deals going on at the Concept Collective at Prince of Scots. See below to see if any of your favorite brands of the collective are offering discounts:
49 SQ MI - Gift w/ Purchase
Cobra Society - 15% off
Kyu Melange - 20% off
GiuGiu - 30% off
Yumi Kim - 30% off
Riudavets - 30% off
RK NY - 30% off
Laure Siegel - 30% off
Sandra Baquero - 30% off
Amara Swimwear - 40% off
Click here to learn more about the Concept Collective’s Summer in the Hamptons.
Recently, Cuurio CMO and Sharpheels contributor Kelly Hoey caught-up with the always on-the-move “Pop-Up Architect Power House,”our founder Melissa Gonzalez. The interview shares with readers a never before seen look into the woman behind the Lionesque Group with questions like:
Who are your heroes?
Best pat on the back you’ve ever received?
Your nails on a chalkboard moment?
Biggest misconception about being an entrepreneur?
Part of the trick to staying focused?
Click here to see what the “petite PowerRanger” had to say.
A few weeks ago Alleywire stopped by THE MARKET at the Roger Smith Hotel to get the inside scoop on how stores have been “popping up” in NYC w/ our CEO Melissa Gonzalez and Tristan Pollock of The Storefront. Get a sneak peek of The Corner from John Knowles of the Roger Smith Hotel and first-hand knowledge from our former pop-up clients, designers Vanessa Vallarino and Hattie Saltonstall of VallarinoSaltonstall.
Watch the video below or click here for the full story.