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For the third year running, a kiwi-owned and -operated business in Beijing has swept away local competition in one of the world’s largest cities, by again winning ‘Boutique Store of the Year.’

At the recent awards ceremony for the ‘That’s Beijing 2017 Lifestyle Awards,’ POP-UP BEIJING repeated it’s run of wins, which started in it’s opening year of 2015. This comes less than two months after being awarded ‘Best Boutique Shop 2017 – Beijing’ by another leading global publication, City Weekend – also for the third year running.

Both awards are “Readers’ Choice” awards, driven by local Beijing consumers.

“Pop-Up Beijing have achieved something remarkable,” said John McKinnon, New Zealand Ambassador to China. “Their gallery – in the heart of Beijing’s busiest shopping and commercial district – is a creative sanctuary. The space is a delight to many and an inspiration to all. Being the recipient of yet another high-profile award is testament to the success of Glenn and the team at POP-UP BEIJING.”

Within three months of first opening in 2015, POP-UP BEIJING – a design and lifestyle store with a wine bar well-stocked with New Zealand wines and beverages – stole the scene by first winning the annual ‘Best Boutique Shop 2015 – Beijing’ award with international magazine ‘City Weekend.’ Two months later, POP-UP BEIJING then won another award with Chinese government-owned magazine ‘That’s Beijing.’

Each subsequent year, POP-UP BEIJING has repeated it’s award sweep. In a city where
businesses open and close overnight on a regular basis, it’s an impressive record.
“We’re blown away by yet another year of support from our loyal and wonderful Beijing customers,” said Glenn Schuitman, Christchurch-born Co-Founder and Creative Director. “It’s a lot of work and commitment to run a business as unusual as ours – but recognition like this makes it all worthwhile.”

POP-UP BEIJING is a homeware, antiques, furnishing and interiors design and lifestyle store, located in the burgeoning heart of South Sanlitun, Beijing, China.
Featuring a cosy wine bar, with a finely curated wine list containing many New Zealand wines – and an active programme of workshops, events and film screenings – POP-UP BEIJING seeks to be a sanctuary from the hustle-and-bustle of one of the largest cities in the world.
Although a design store and wine bar on the surface, POP-UP BEIJING is strongly focused on working closely with and supporting local communities and charities, including the China Red Ribbon Foundation, GoodWorks Coffee, the Beijing LGBT Centre, The Beijing Gender Health Education Institute, and WildAid China.
As part of it’s community programme, regular events at POP-UP BEIJING include weekly vintage cinema nights [Classic Movie Tuesday], weekly community sketching sessions [Sunday Sip & Scribble], and a quarterly local crafts market that focuses on local designers and crafts-people in Beijing [The Beijing Flea Market]. In addition, POP-UP BEIJING hosts many creative workshops and fundraising events and concerts.

Note – copy for this article supplied by Pop-Up Beijing.


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