Deep Ellum's Unbranded throws a tee party and invites some handbags
Unbranded, the unconventional pop-up shop in Deep Ellum, is now in the fourth week of its experiment to provide free rent to a rotating roundup of local brands, makers and artists. Starting December 3, local shopaholics can scope out and (hopefully) purchase good from the following new exhibitors:
- Cykochik, vegan handbags from Nikki Koenig, who has a Causes Collection that benefits organizations such as Which Wich's Project PB&J.
- Mad Leaf, Brent Martin's line of organic, sustainably made T-shirts. Martin recently partnered with the North Texas Food Bank.
- Le Pepin, Rizabhel Milallos' darling handmade reversible skirts for little girls.
- Postcode, Mark Gomez's venture that celebrates local neighborhoods through its T-shirts.
- Photographer Sean Berry, whose work ranges from portraits of athletes and musicians to fashion and travel images.
In addition to the above, visitors can shop wares from Need and Foot Cardigan. It was the bromance between the founders of those two Dallas ventures, Matt Alexander and Bryan DeLuca, that started this whole thing. As members of the startup community themselves, they wanted to prop up other creatives who may not otherwise get the exposure in the community.
Unbranded's hours are Wednesday-Friday, 3-7 pm, and Saturday, noon-7 pm. Join them for a happy hour on December 3, 5-7 pm, sponsored by Dallas Startup Week. As always, Tweed is serving coffee during pop-up shop hours.
In previous rounds, Unbranded has welcomed menswear, jewelry designers, home and garden vendors, and a range of artists and photographers. The exhibitor groups rotate about once a week, and Unbranded will stay open through the first week in January.