Have you made it to Unbranded yet? Even if you have, it changes a little every week, so a return visit is required.
The unique pop-up concept, dreamed up by local entrepreneurs Matt Alexander (Need, Foremost) and Bryan DeLuca (Foot Cardigan), offers rent-free retail space to a rotating assortment of brands through December 20, at 1600 Commerce St. in downtown Dallas. December 3 marks the beginning of the third session, featuring the following:
- Bodega Negra
- Eclectic Press
- Dandelion Cheesecakes
- Chloe+Isabel Jewelry
- Sunshine Tienda
- Hipster Baby
These are in addition to regular exhibitors Need, Foremost, Foot Cardigan, and The Citizenry. Participating artists include Caris Fawcett, who is doing a live art installation, and Tiffany McAnarney.
Drink coffee? Then procure your favorite caffeinated beverage at the full espresso bar provided by Method. It is serving coffee during regular store hours.
Unbranded started last year as a temporary shop on Elm Street in Deep Ellum. This year, because of the larger space in downtown Dallas and the hundreds of applications received, Unbranded can accommodate more exhibitors and ideas. There are five sessions total.
If you’d rather work than shop, Dallas Entrepreneur Center is providing free coworking space, with furniture courtesy of Herman Miller. Roam is providing touchscreens, and Wi-Fi also will be available onsite. Other sponsors include Downtown Dallas Inc. and CultureMap.
Unbranded hours are Thursday-Sunday, 11 am-7 pm, and it stays open late on Thursdays for happy hours. This week, that happy hour is brought to you by Mend, and it runs from 5-9 pm.
Also special this week: Unbranded opens at 8 am on Saturday, December 5, as the Dallas Health Children’s Parade passes right by its door.