You love supporting local retailers and small businesses, right? But it’s December and your time and energy can only go to so many places. Well, how about shopping local in one location? Westport Village is taking care of you with their brand-new Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe in 2019.

Westport transformed two vacant spaces into indoor holiday markets that opened Nov. 15 and will be going strong every weekend through Dec. 22. Local shops from Butchertown, NuLu and other areas of Louisville, plus online stores, are bringing their wares to the East End so you can park once and find all kinds of unique gifts for the holidays.

“We are creating this Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe to bring together small businesses from all around the city for a convenient way to shop local and support the community during the holidays,” says Carmen Schreiber, marketing associate of Westport Village. “The Shoppe is also great because it gives local retailers an opportunity to be part of an established shopping destination during its highest traffic season.”

What a win-win situation Westport Village has created, allowing shoppers to support small businesses and to be able to find them in one spot. The Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe is located next to Clater Jewelers, across the way from Napa River Grill. Even in the planning stages, the Pop-Up Shoppe concept was so popular it became apparent a second spot would be needed. Him Gentlemen's Boutique is located in the second Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe next to F45 Lyndon.

Seven local shops are participating all six weekends: Buy Socks You All, Him Gentlemen's Boutique, Layne Wilson, Moss Hill Bath + Body Collection, Red Tree, Shell-bees Gourmet Salts and Spices, and Work the Metal.

Rotating vendors include Betty Jeffries, Color Me Eden, Owl Always Love You, Parrish Pottery, and Raise My Glass.

And if you fall in love with the décor inside the Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe? Thank Summer Classics for all the decorating work they’ve done, and while you’re there you can purchase any of the decorations.

The Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe is open on the weekends through Dec. 22. Hours of operation are Fridays 3-7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 12 noon to 6 p.m.

“Expect to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list,” Carmen says.

Throughout the year, Westport Village is Louisville's one-stop destination in the East End, featuring over 40 local shops in health, fashion, food and home, including four fashion boutiques, multiple children’s boutiques, several home stores and a great selection of restaurants.

Happy holidays from everyone at Westport Village and the Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe!

Posted on 2019-12-04 by By Kathie Stamps | Photos by Dick Arnspiger