Unbranded has announced the exhibitors for its first session, which begins November 19 as part of Downtown Dallas Inc.’s Wanderland. The pop-up shop, dreamed up by Dallas entrepreneurs Matt Alexander and Bryan Deluca, will stay open through December 20, at 1600 Commerce St.
Unbranded started last year as a temporary shop on Elm Street in Deep Ellum, where burgeoning brands and artists — ranging from clothing to accessories to home decor — could offer their goods rent-free.
This year, Unbranded received hundreds of applications, and because of the larger space, they can accommodate more exhibitors and ideas. The first session showcases the works of 17 vendors. Subsequent weekly sessions will have between 21 and 24. There are five sessions total.
Compare that to last year, when they were only able to welcome about five new brands per session.
Visitors can always find these permanent exhibitors: Need, Foremost, Foot Cardigan, The Citizenry. For session one, the retail lineup is as follows:
- Sunshine Tienda
- Lounge County
- Of Mud and Coal
- Breda Watches
- Hilary Catherine Jewelry
- Shop Moreau
- Dandelion Cheesecakes
- Rockstar Bakeshop
Joining the retailers are artists Kyle Steed, Tiffany McAnarney, and Caris Fawcett.
If you’d rather work than shop, Dallas Entrepreneur Center is providing free coworking space, with Herman Miller donating furniture. Fancy! Speaking of fancy, Roam is providing touchscreens, and Wi-Fi also will be available onsite. Also expect alcohol and coffee and food from visiting vendors.
Unbranded hours are Thursday-Sunday, 11 am-7 pm (except for Thanksgiving), and it’ll stay open late on Thursdays for happy hours. Yay, drinking! Except for this week, when the kickoff happy hour actually takes place on Friday, November 20, at 4 pm.